New bridge for farmer

Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2010

IT WAS a hire boat that damaged Belchers Lift Bridge on the Oxford Canal, with British Waterways concluding it was then unsafe for a farmer to use, and dismantled it where it laid on the ground for two years.

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Boater flattened by cyclist

Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2010

SO THERE I was calming hauling on the centre line of the 70ft motor and butty, prior to securing the pair, when—Bang! I was knocked to the ground.

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The reason why

Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2010

ALL of you must have noticed the Google advertisements that have appeared down the left hand column, so perhaps I should explain.

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The big con revealed

Published: Tuesday, 24 August 2010

THE CON is British Waterways telling all and sundry that its property portfolio was contributing some £45 millions towards maintaining our canals—it is not.

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There's a shark in the water...

Published: Monday, 23 August 2010

THE latest suspect scheme from British Waterways is a radio controlled shark patrolling its canals—to point out the dangers, reveals Victor Swift.

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Little chance of Leeds & Liverpool opening

Published: Monday, 23 August 2010

THE Leeds & Liverpool  Canal is still closed, and the reservoirs very low.

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The grass is greener?

Published: Monday, 23 August 2010

I've been living aboard my boat  in Cambridge for the last three years, and would like to add some comments on David Hymer's recent article, writes  Michael Prior-Jones.

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Added 'attraction' for Stroud Canal

Published: Monday, 23 August 2010

NOT particularly a wanted attraction however, for a man has dumped his unwanted boa constrictor in the waterway.

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Drowned man had taken drugs

Published: Sunday, 22 August 2010
THE inquest on the man who drowned in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Wigan was told that the man had taken a cocktail of drugs, and would have been under their influence.

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Towpaths not very safe

Published: Sunday, 22 August 2010
IN RESPONSE to the 'how safe are the towpaths?' article can I please reply by saying 'not very', writes Ian Waters.

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