Staffs & Worcs closed

Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

THE Staffs & Worcs was closed yesterday (Tuesday) above its junction with the Stourbridge Canal at Rocky Lock.

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Better at Sawley Spring event

Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

THE annual Sawley Marina Spring event—Sawley Spring Market—is on track to be bigger and better than ever before.

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Narrowboats and Weaver swing bridge

Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

MANY boaters have asked about the height restriction of Acton Bridge over the Weaver that at present is unable to be swung owing to repairs.

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Wheel restrictions close hire boat companies

Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

CAPERCAILLIE Cruisers has been providing narrowboat holidays on the Lowland Canals since 2003, following the re-opening of the canals and the development of the Falkirk Wheel.

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Wheel a theme park

Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

MY GOOD friends Irene and Nick Scott ran hotel boats on the Scottish Canals but it was the turning of the Falkirk Wheel into what Nick described as a theme park that decided them to pull out, writes Malcolm Fresh.

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Café for Froghall Basin

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

THE old building at Froghall Basin at the southern end of the Caldon Canal has been turned into an attractive café by a local entrepreneur.

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Terror on the Thames

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

AS the Houses of Parliament sits by the Thames, it was rather obvious that the authorities would eventually launch a simulated terrorist attack on the river, and did so yesterday (Sunday).

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Plan to stop boats using the Wheel

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

COMPLETELY disregarding the fact that the Falkirk Wheel was constructed to transport boats between the  Forth & Clyde and Union canals, a plan is afoot to stop all such use.

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Castlefield moorings to be cut?

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

WITH the news that planning consent has been given for a 24 apartment residential development in Castlefield Basin in Manchester comes the worry that moorings will be cut.

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No 'Pusher' in Bristol

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

IT IS being claimed that there is a serial killer 'Pusher' in Bristol that is pushing young men to their deaths into the Avon.

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