Still more houses by the canal

Published: Friday, 16 October 2009

SOME ten years ago cruising through Burton-on-Trent on the Trent & Mersey Canal was fairly rural at its northern side, but massive development brought many houses.

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Irresponsible anglers warned

Published: Friday, 16 October 2009

THE RSPCA is asking anglers to take more care when fishing as their hooks are causing distress to swans on the River Great Ouse near Ely.

 

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Work at Vale Royal

Published: Thursday, 15 October 2009

WORK is now well underway on the the smaller of the two locks at Vale Royal on the Weaver including the wall that collapsed six years ago.

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Towpath mugging

Published: Thursday, 15 October 2009

A TEENAGER was mugged on the towpath of the Rochdale Canal at Todmorden on Tuesday and left very shaken.

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Boaters celebrate 200 years of GU

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2009

DRESSED in old costumes of the day, boaters and visitors celebrated 200 years of the Grand Union Canal on Monday (12th October).

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IWA to celebrate Tom Rolt centenery

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2009

NEXT year Inland Waterways Association is to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Tom Rolt, one of its 'founding fathers'

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More calls for compensation

Published: Monday, 12 October 2009

THE closure of the Shropshire Union Canal by the leak at Shebdon Embankment has led to more calls for compensation from Market Drayton's mayor.

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Good for Hollinwood restoration

Published: Monday, 12 October 2009

THOUGH the Hollinwood Canal is infilled by Manchester Road Bridge in Droylsden, the possibility of its eventual restoration has been guaranteed by the erection of a  footbridge over the former waterway at an height to allow boats.

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Increase in Thames licences

Published: Monday, 12 October 2009

THE Environment Agency tells that the issue of boat licences on the Thames 'has risen 30%'.

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Prism Cosec

Published: Friday, 09 October 2009

THE minutes of British Waterways board for March 2009 record some interesting information, writes Allan Richards.

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