Buckingham Canal Society joins MK50 celebrations

Published: Monday, 03 July 2017

OVER a weekend in June, the Buckingham Canal Society participated in the Festival of History which was an integral part of the MK50 celebration held in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes.

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London canalside fire

Published: Monday, 03 July 2017

THE new development of luxury flats being constructed at Bow Wharf in London caught fire yesterday, Sunday, with 12 fire engines fighting the blaze.

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Here they are!

Published: Sunday, 02 July 2017

Canoeists FoulridgeNot just a couple, or even a few, but lots and lots of canoeists going into Foulridge Tunnel on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, many without the required light of course, but we expect there is safety in numbers! (Photo Barrington Courts/Getty Images.)

Victor: What a bloody mess!

Published: Sunday, 02 July 2017

LET'S start with the Anderton Boat Lift—it's out of action—as it often is during the cruising season.

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Motorcycles on towpaths

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

IT WAS way back in 2006 that the then British Waterways issued its advice on the use of motorcycles on the towpaths.

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Terror security at Stratford River Festival

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

IT WILL not be so easy to get into the  Stratford River Festival this week-end, as the organisers are concerned about recent terror attacks so are putting in security measures.

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Should gas lockers be locked?

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

WITH doubts being raised by various contributors about  gas lockers being padlocked or left unlocked we contacted the fire people with a representative telling us that quick means to turn off the gas must be available in the case of fire. We then received information from a long standing BSS examiner:

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Motorbikes on towpaths

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

I THINK the term 'motorbike' is rather restrictive, writes Bill Ridgeway.

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Boater jailed for sexally assaulting 14 years old girl

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

A MAN living on a narrowboat moored at Long Itchington on the Grand Union Canal has been jailed for 20 months after grooming and sexually assaulting a girl he knew was only 14 after arranging to meet her ‘away from prying eyes’.

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Through and over Blisworth Tunnel

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

SUCH was the popularity of the 'Over and Under the Hill'—through and over Blisworth Tunnel on the Grand Union Canal that it has been arranged again for the end of July.

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