Aire & Calder now open

Published: Friday, 21 April 2017

THOUGH Canal & River Trust reported that Woodlesford Lock on the Aire & Calder had re-opened yesterday (Friday) after its closure, it has reported that it is now closed again.

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Freight on narrow canals

Published: Friday, 21 April 2017

ALL too often we get some councillor or other wanting to show off his 'green' credentials spouting about saving lorries on roads by using the canals, writes James Henry.

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Police emptying pounds

Published: Friday, 21 April 2017

I WAS most concerned to read that the police are draining canals to look for bodies, as this does not portend very well for the future, writes Philip Turner.

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Aston Canal drained for body

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

THE Aston Canal in Ancoats has been drained by the police, looking for the body of a teenager who went missing eight years ago.

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'Gates by water' problem

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

THE Canal & River Trust recently confirmed that where possible lock gates will be transported by water using barge transport.

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Pontcysyllte death inquest adjourned again

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

A FURTHER inquest into the death of a teenager who fell from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal has been adjourned.

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Aire & Calder closed today

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

THE Aire & Calder Navigation is closed today (Thursday) owing to the 'downstream sluice' at Woodesford Lock not working, Keith Gudgin tells us. Engineers will be accessing the fault later in the day.  In the meantime passage through the Lock is not possible. Latest: Now open we are told.

 

Update on London mooring strategy

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

FOLLOWING a year of working with a wide range of stakeholders, surveying boaters, and physically looking at every inch of the capital’s waterways, Canal & River Trust tells us that it has has developed a set of draft proposals to improve boaters experience of boating in London, and is running a series of focus groups with boaters to help refine the draft proposals.

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Would win a photo competition

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

AS AN amateur photographer I have followed various photo competitions run by the boating community, and I feel I must remark that your photograph by Ted Williamson of the blue tit on his hand on the towpath puts many of them in the shade, writes Jane Greer.

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New season—new failure

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A NEW boating season starts and the Kennet & Avon gets its first failure—the pumps at Crofton supplying water to the summit pound.

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