Ultimately the owner's responsibility

Published: Friday, 03 August 2018

IT'S ALL too easy to jump up and down criticising CaRT for not emphasising the danger of locks, gates and cills, writes Kevin McNiff.

Overnight closures on the Trent & Mersey

Published: Friday, 03 August 2018

THE Trent & Mersey Canal now has closures around the locks in Middlewich 'seven days a week until further notice'.

Locks need proper cill warnings

Published: Thursday, 02 August 2018

WE CAN really feel for the people who lost their first time narrowboat in one of Bosley Locks, but cannot help but blaming Canal & River Trust for not making the dangers of the cills more prominent, writes James Henry.

Not to sensible

Published: Thursday, 02 August 2018

I do not of course know the reason for first timers to take to the waterways with a 70ft boat but it doesn't seem too sensible, as they are the devil to keep clear of cills and also to manœuvre in wind.

I once helped on a 70 footer and it was a nightmare, as all too often we were inches off the cill and occasionally on it.

David Putney

L&L into Liverpool opens 24th August

Published: Thursday, 02 August 2018

THE good news is that the Leeds & Liverpool will re-open into Liverpool in time for the August Bank Holiday.

Sank their first boat on first day out

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

OWNERS of their first ever narrowboat will forever remember their first day out, getting it caught on a lock gate cill and sinking it.

Still not so peaceful

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

ISLINGTON Marina in Manchester has started suffering from yobs again as the holidays get under way.

It's fake news

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

QUOTE: 'The overall condition of the Trust’s waterways continued to improve year-on-year with core spending on waterway infrastructure, maintenance and repairs'! writes Pat Hayton.

Canalside warehouse to be flats

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

A CANALSIDE warehouse on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to be turned into flats.

Glasson Flight still closed

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

THE lock flight from the Lancaster Canal to Glasson Basin is still closed.