Marina to be shut down and all boaters evicted

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

THE New Islington Marina was constructed in 2013 as part of a new short waterway connecting the Rochdale and Ashton canals in Manchester, accommodating resident boaters, but they have been told they have to vacate the marina for 12 months.

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Damaged swing bridge closes Macclesfield Canal

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

THE Macclesfield Canal is closed again, this time by the damaged Royal Oak Swing Bridge.

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Village at War Weekend—10th Anniversary

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

WHOEVER thought up the idea of turning a canalside village into as it was way back in the Second World War, could surely not have envisaged the tremendous success it would be, with now its 10th anniversary.

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"It will not turn there mate!"

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

THAT was the advice of a passer-by to the steerer of a trip boat attempting to turn in a space shorter than his boat.

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Single handed boater collapses at tiller

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A SINGLE handed boater collapsed at the tiller of his narrowboat whilst cruising the Coventry Canal through ​Huddlesford, but luckily other boaters moored nearby saw his plight and did something about it.

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Dodging paying on the increase

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The recent submission from T Lang (No longer cares) struck a chord with me today, writes John Howard.

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White Mills Open Day

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

GIVING prospective moorers a chance to see the facilities offered by White Mills Marina at Earls Barton on the Nene it is staging an Open Day this coming week-end.

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Motorbikes not allowed on towpaths

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

IN SOME areas motorbike barriers are being removed from towpaths as they cause problems to mobility scooters that are allowed on towpaths.

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Soon feel the force of the law

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Phillip Howden’s biggest problem, should he ‘forget to renew his boat licence’ is that he will have a land address at which he would be hounded.

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You cannot lock your gas lockers

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Gerald Farthing talks about padlocking his gas locker. You might care to check but we were told that it is not allowed to lock the gas locker (so why call it a locker?!) for safety reasons. If so, perhaps you might like to warn your readers accordingly. (Have checked with an examiner who tells us there must be no hindrance to being able to turn off the gas quickly—Editor.)

Mike Todd