TV licensing reminder for boat owners

Published: Thursday, 13 April 2017

WE HAVE been contacted by the BBC to remind the increasing number of boaters living on the waterways, that they ensure they are correctly licensed to watch television.

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Better for the birds

Published: Thursday, 13 April 2017

SO MANY birds were being slaughtered by the power wires running along the Stainforth & Keadby Canal that Canal & River Trust has worked with Northern Powergrid, the company to install special ‘flight diverters’.

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Canalside pub destroyed

Published: Thursday, 13 April 2017

THE Grill & Grain by the side of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Chorley has been destroyed in a fire that swept through the building.

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Raise funds by pulling a boat

Published: Thursday, 13 April 2017

THE Friends of Dawn Rose have a novel and exciting way to raise funds for your organisation or your favourite charity. Your team can pull a 70ft long, hand-built, wooden narrowboat—the Dawn Rose— along the Chesterfield Canal.

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RCR to speak at Flood Expo 2017

Published: Thursday, 13 April 2017

RIVER Canal Rescue (RCR) is speaking at this year’s Flood Expo—the world’s biggest flood prevention exhibition and conference—explaining how boat salvage and recovery keeps the UK inland waterways clear, manages flood risks and supports the environment.

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New season—new closures!

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

HERE we go again, the start of a new season and the closures have started already!

It's the poor Oxford that fails just in time for Easter at Broadmoor Lock (24) near Cropredy, Keith Gudgin tells us.  No definite reason reason given by Canal & River Trust, just that it is 'maintenance'. Update: Re-openes this afternoon, Thursday.

But they are continuous cruisers...

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

THE 'Boats Are Homes' march has just taken place by the National Bargee Travellers Association, with it states around 200 taking part.

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Another bar for Bristol Harbour

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

AN OLD historic narrowboat, built in the 1930s has been restored and converted into a bar and café and floated at Bristol Harbour.

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Stove causes narrowboat fire

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A NEW narrowboat moored at British Waterways Marinas Ltd Glasson Dock caught fire, with the owner calling the fire brigade.

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Not so 'wild'life on the Chesterfield

Published: Monday, 10 April 2017

CYCLIST Ted Williamson was on his usual route home along the Chesterfield Canal towpath when he had a never-to-be repeated experience.

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