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A trip down the Fossdyke
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:58

WHEN we purchased 'Rosie' we collected her from Torksey. Our first trip was along the Trent to Keadby. We had walked around the lock and moorings at Torksey to familiarise ourself with the layout, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

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Alcohol main cause of Thames deaths
Friday, 25 July 2014 14:50

During 2013 it is reported that 15 people lost their lives drowning in the Thames with 12 of them involving alcohol.

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Ashton opens this week-end
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:07

IT WAS back on 4th July that a gate on the Aston Canal failed, completely closing the canal, and over three weeks later it is expected to re-open.

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CaRT complaints confirmed
Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:47

DESPITE Canal & River Trust (CaRT) stating that it is only aware of one complaint being made against it, the Charity Commission for England and Wales has confirmed that it has opened four complaints, writes Allan Richards.

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Vegetation makes mooring impossible
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:53

I have just read David's (Into the Jungle) piece and I can only agree, writes Jenny MacGillivray.

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Humans trump bird safety
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:31

MANY of you are agreeing with our David Hymers, and his article Into The Jungle, where he wrote about the problems of CaRT using wildlife as an excuse for not cutting back vegetation.

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Into the Jungle
Monday, 21 July 2014 09:44

WE HAVE just completed an out and back cruise along the Macclesfield, thanks to the continuing closure on the Ashton, which has revised our plans, writes David Hymers.

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Drifters appointment terminated
Monday, 21 July 2014 09:33

THE appointment of Sally Ash (ex Head of Boating) as Canal & River Trust (CaRT) nominated director for Drifters Leisure Limited has been terminated with no replacement provided, writes Allan Richards.

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City does not want canal
Monday, 21 July 2014 09:10

I READ with utter dismay that there are plans afoot to close off the bottom nine locks of the Rochdale Canal in Manchester at night, writes Geoff Smith.

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Extended cruising—is there a problem?
Sunday, 20 July 2014 16:58
IT'S ALMOST that time again, the start of the 'silly season' that is; in Staffordshire the kid's holidays start in the next week or so, writes Ralph Freeman.
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Victor: Bloody stupid
Sunday, 20 July 2014 08:50

THOUGH we have tried to be somewhat pro-CaRT recently, even to including the boss man's summing up of its endeavours, boaters had a real kick in the teeth upon learning that, though they provide the bulk of its funds, they had no representation on the forthcoming government inquiry.

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Joint effort to close Rochdale 'Nine'
Saturday, 19 July 2014 09:45

THOUGH there has been a failed attempt in the past to close part of the Rochdale 'Nine' through Manchester, the police, the council and the fire people all want it closed off at night due to the many robberies and drownings that have occurred.

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