European waterways exam online

Published: Thursday, 06 May 2010

BOATERS taking their craft abroad have to sit an exam to obtain a certificate to show they are competent, usually organised through the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) but can now do it without leaving their homes!

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The best ever

Published: Wednesday, 05 May 2010

APRIL was a particularly good month for narrowboatworld with many breaking news stories, which was reflected by its readership.

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Guide to Gloucester Docks

Published: Wednesday, 05 May 2010

BRITISH Waterways has produced a fold-out full colour guide for Gloucester Docks, for families exploring the historic port.

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Opening up 11 miles corridor

Published: Wednesday, 05 May 2010

AS PART of achieving World Heritage Status for  Pontcysyllte Aqueduct,  an 11 miles corridor is being opened up as nature walks.

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Offenders volunteer for clean-up

Published: Wednesday, 05 May 2010

A GROUP of offenders have volunteered to clean up two local stretches of towpath in a joint venture with British Waterways.

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More linear mooring

Published: Wednesday, 05 May 2010

Notwithstanding the policy of supposedly reducing linear moorings in favour of offline moorings, more are being added.

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Cruises on the Grantham

Published: Monday, 03 May 2010

A NEW boat, The Three Shires, arrived at the Grantham Canal on the 28th April, and  was gently lowered into the water.

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Narrowboat financed by dead patients

Published: Monday, 03 May 2010

A NHS employee forged documents and a will to steal from dead patients, buying a narrowboat with the proceeds.

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Died trying to swim Trent

Published: Monday, 03 May 2010

THE body of 19 years old Daniel Hulland, has been retrieved from the Trent in Nottingham after he failed to swim across the river.

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Park and float

Published: Monday, 03 May 2010

AFTER the success of its Park and Float scheme last year, Doncaster Council this weekend started it again with the boat Wyre Lady.

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