Be safe on the tidal Thames

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

WITH the start of the boating season, and boaters interested in cruising the tidal Thames, the Port of London Authority (PLA) is helping narrowboaters prepare to make the challenging journey between canals and waterways along the river.

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It can be very hard work

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

I HAVE just read your article about those thousands of people enjoying a taster trip on hire boats at the various boat hire centres throughout the country, promoted it said by the television programmes, writes Helen Cripps.

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Over-stayers—maintenance—getting hung-up

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A selection of your emails

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Drifters Open Day created great interest

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

THE national boat hire organisation, Drifters, recently held an event to attract hirers, and tell us that over 3,800 people enjoyed a free canal boat trip as part of its National Open Day.

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Pull your fingers out Mr CaRT!

Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Two still thereTHESE two boats have been moored for three weeks on a clearly signed 48 hours mooring, opposite a water point and running a generator (at 8.30am yesterday, Monday) until nearly 11pm on Sawley Cut, its noise keeping other boats well away from them for 100 of yards, so taking up mooring space.  It is time they were moved, Mr CaRT.

New extension for Thames marina

Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

THERE was a day of celebration at the new Harleyford Estate Marina as guests gathered to celebrate the Grand Opening of the newly completed second lagoon providing an extra 148 berths.

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Archbishop travels by boat for minster-making service

Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

THE  Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is to bestow minster status on Hull’s 700 year old, Holy Trinity church, arriving by boat at Hull Marina.

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Why not done during winter maintenance?

Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

THREE waterways will be closed at the start of the boating season for 'water loss', as work that should had been completed in the normal winter maintenance is to be done starting tomorrow, Wednesday.

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Victor: That old chestnut again

Published: Sunday, 23 April 2017

A BIRMINGHAM councillor has put forward the motion to provide funds for the use of the Severn and adjoining waterways to provide water-borne freight to and from the city, so saving the use of lorries and pollution.

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Licensing consultation workshops

Published: Friday, 21 April 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is inviting boaters to express an interest in being part of the workshops that will form stage two of its three stage national licensing consultation.

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