Trip boat's 40th year

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

EASTER Monday saw the celebration of the the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust's trip boat, Jubilee, that has been operating trips along the waterway for 40 years.

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Man stabbed on towpath

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A WALKER on the towpath of the Trent & Mersey Canal in Burton-on-Trent was shocked to find a man bleeding from stab wounds lying on the towpath above Dallow Lock.

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'Rules don't refer to us'

Published: Tuesday, 18 April 2017

IT IS VERY obvious that there are many boaters who firmly believe that rules just do not apply to them, allowing them to moor where they want, for how long they want and break a few more rules in the meantime.

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Wife drowned securing boat's ropes

Published: Monday, 17 April 2017

THERE has been a most tragic end to a family’s Easter hire boat holiday when a man heard a splash in the dark and discovered his wife had fallen in and he was unable to locate her in the dark

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Campaign to close the Bridgewater?

Published: Monday, 17 April 2017

STRICT restrictions brought in by the owners of the Bridgewater Canal are leaving boaters with the distrinct impression that its owners are intent upon closing the waterway to boating.

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Victor: Here to stay

Published: Sunday, 16 April 2017

LIKE it or lump it, my friends, the new look narrowboatworld is here to stay.

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The real cost of boating

Published: Saturday, 15 April 2017

DURING 2012 we published the following article based on the actual cost of operating a 54ft narrowboat under the then British Waterways, to acquaint would-be buyers with the actual cost per year of owning and operating a narrowboat:

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£1 million to clear the rubbish

Published: Friday, 14 April 2017

THE Canal & River Trust state that it is costing £1 million annually to clear-up after litter-happy Britons, that leave their litter both in and around the waterways.

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Boat builder bucking the trend

Published: Friday, 14 April 2017

THOUGH the boat building industry is still in the doldrums, with many of those hit by the downturn in boating still out of business, one boat builder is bucking the trend and even expanding.

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Tested to use excavators

Published: Friday, 14 April 2017

Volunteer excavator operators of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust have been tested on the practice and theory for the safe use of those over 10 tonnes.

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