Not prepared for Erewash anti-vandal paddles

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

THE IWA should have told boaters heading for the Festival on the Erewash Canal that they needed anti-vandal keys for the locks, as many I spoke to, including myself, do not carry the special 'T' key needed on this canal, writes Yvonne Corder.

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Progress of HS2

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

I sincerely hope your correspondent Felix Welson was being sarcastic when he claimed that 'progress such as the HS2 is necessary', it's either that or he has his mind firmly stuck in the 20th century.

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No London moorings left for continuous cruisers

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

I HOPE I can use your publication to point out to any continuous cruiser heading to London for the winter would be well advised not to, as they will not be able to find any moorings, writes Rex Tollerton.

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Blowing in the wind

Published: Monday, 28 August 2017

I SEE the Inland Waterways Association is 'flogging' the HS2 again, this time as it crosses th Erewash Canal, where I moor my boat, writes, Felix Welson.

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Will Parry take notice now?

Published: Sunday, 27 August 2017

WITH an old law being unearthed to prosecute—and subsequently find guilty—a cyclist who was riding dangerously, will Canal & River Trust Chief Executive, Richard Parry, now alter his attitude towards speeding towpath cyclists? Asks Tom Crossley.

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Make sure your boat is insured

Published: Saturday, 26 August 2017

BOATERS with no or limited insurance could face crippling costs warns River Canal Rescue (RCR), for if they cruise without insurance or opt for basic third-party liability cover, they could face crippling costs if a major incident occurs.

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It will not need a licence anymore...

Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

Dumped in Sandwell3ONE owner discovered a novel way to moor his unwanted narrowboat—dump it on the street!

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The last Cuckoo project

Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

THOUGH we had already published details of the unearthing of the long lost boats on the Chesterfield Canal, more details have been provided by the Chesterfield Canal Trust, that we are including in view of the great interest.

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Slipping back to Victorian era

Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

I have just read your article on the trials of living on a boat in London. I can only react with minor disbelief, and only some surprise, to the comment from the 'boater', who pours 'his' liquid waste into the canal.

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Renewed vows on Lancaster Canal

Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

HAVING experienced quite a bit of 'doom and gloom' over the past few months Sarah and Mark Thomas decided to cheer up their family and friends.

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