What's the point?

Published: Thursday, 08 March 2018

THERE is to be yet another 'Boat Owners' Views Survey' by Canal & River Trust, it has been announced this morning.

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No thought for legitimate users of the river

Published: Thursday, 08 March 2018

LIKE many boaters do, when I drop down on to the Avon at Bath I moor on the handy moorings, but after one particular drunk stumbled into the river and drowned a fence was erected, writes Hugh Parsons.

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Broadbeams—job done!

Published: Thursday, 08 March 2018

THE only reason that I can see why CaRT has done this [charging more for broadbeams] is simply to make more money from boaters, writes Kevin Howell.

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Delay in Birmingham & Fazeley Canal re-opening

Published: Thursday, 08 March 2018

THE severe weather over last week has caused a delay in the reopening of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

It will not now be re-opened until Tuesday 20th March, but will be in time for Easter, Keith Gudgin tells us. The closure of the waterway in early January was caused by leakage at Minworth, with the flight being closed.

Here we go again!

Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2018

AS EXPECTED, the teenager Charlie Pope that narrowboatworld reported having drowned in the Rochdale 'Nine' had been drinking up to 2.30am and stumbled into the waterway and drowned.

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Dangerous river

Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2018

YESTERDAY the Trent, being fed by the melting snow of the Pennines via the Derwent was well in flood.

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Broad beam owners to pay more

Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2018

THE long running controversy over broad beam boat licensing has been settled—they will pay more.

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Two swing bridges back in action

Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2018

THE two swing bridges, New Lane Swing Bridge (20) and Niffany Swing Bridge (175)on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal that were broken have been repaired and the navigation open.

Too cold for Louise

Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2018

JOURNALIST Louise Burke thought she  would try living on a narrowboat during winter, and found it too cold!

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When winter took over

Published: Monday, 05 March 2018

White MIlls frozeTHIS spectacular picture by Charles Ward Photography of White Mills Marina on the Nene well illustrates the state of marinas all over the country during last week when a late winter took over.