Macclesfield closed at swing bridge

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

THE powered swing bridge at Oakgrove (Bridge 49) on the Macclesfield Canal has been damaged, and is in the closed position to boats, Ralph Freeman writes.

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BW to rely on volunteers?

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

A NEW undertaking that has been commissioned by the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities reveals that volunteers are needed to enable BW to fulfil its navigation commitment.

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Leeds & Liverpool could close in three weeks

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

AT A meeting in Wigan over the week-end it was discovered that unless there is a deluge, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal will close on 1st August—the start of the major summer holidays.

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BW using litter pickers as lock keepers

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

BOATERS on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal are worried that instead of the Three Rise flights being operated by official lock keepers, litter pickers are being used.

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More Giant Hogweed

Published: Saturday, 10 July 2010

THOUGH the Environment Agency gave the impression that the Giant Hogweed found by the Grand Union Canal at Linslade was a remote case, this is not so.

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Caen Hill opens again

Published: Friday, 09 July 2010

CAEN Hill Flight on the Kennet & Avon Canal has now re-opened to navigation after being closed for repairs.

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Trip boat operators suffering

Published: Friday, 09 July 2010

IT IS not only normal boaters who are suffering from British Waterways' lack of maintenance, its commercial customers too are being hit.

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Poisonous plant back in the canals

Published: Friday, 09 July 2010

A POISONOUS plant that was  thought to have been eliminated from the country's waterways has been discovered in the Grand Union Canal.

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Gunthorpe Lock closed

Published: Thursday, 08 July 2010

GUNTHORPE Lock on the Trent is closed owing to a failure with the electrics.

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Team effort cleans up canal

Published: Thursday, 08 July 2010

THE waterways in Wolverhampton have benefited from a clean up thanks to the help of a team of volunteers.

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