Emergency stoppages are worse

Published: Friday, 09 June 2017

IF I MAY I would like to suggest that David Hymers is mistaken when he remarks that he remains unconvinced that the problem of emergency stoppages has become worse than it was say, 20 years ago, when it was paper based stoppage notices that were sent out, writes Bill Jenkinson.

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CaRT has lost interest in it core responsibility

Published: Friday, 09 June 2017

I FIRMLY believe that Canal & River Trust  has either completely forgotten, or more likely is no longer interested in its core responsibility of looking after the waterways for boaters, writes James Henry.

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Okay for some...

Published: Friday, 09 June 2017

TODAY I was told unceremoniously by Great Haywood Marina to leave the marina because I breached their terms and conditions for trying to sell my boat whilst still in the marina, writes Peter Cooley.

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Don’t get stranded this summer

Published: Thursday, 08 June 2017

WITH the boating season yet to peak and January to May call-out figures already 8% higher than last year - up from 1357 to 1464—River Canal Rescue is reminding boaters of the five most common call-out reasons and how to avoid them.

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1,000 acres of canals for nature reserves

Published: Thursday, 08 June 2017

THE Canal & River Trust has announced it is protecting 988 acres of canals as waterway nature reserves to improve canal habitat 'making special places for nature'.

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Restoration society gets Queen's Award

Published: Thursday, 08 June 2017

THE Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust has been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest
award that can be given to a local volunteer group in the UK to recognise outstanding work done in its communities.

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Narrowboats at Northern Boat Show

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

IN ADDITION to the usual sailing and power boats etc usually associated with boat shows, the boat show in Liverpool will feature narrowboats from a number of companies.

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Wigan Flight leaks having effect

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

ASKING boaters to report leaks to Canal & River Trust, it was told by our Keith Gudgin that the Wigan Flight, with its locks then chained up,  were virtually all leaking, and today (Wednesday) the situation is worse.

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Chased thieves landed in canal

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

TWO thieves on a motorbike being chased by the police took to a canal towpath to attempt to evade arrest but careered into the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

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Body found in Thames could be murder

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

A BODY was discovered in the Thames at Shepperton yesterday (Tuesday) with the police arresting a man on suspicion of murder.

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