Leicester Section completly changed

Published: Saturday, 08 April 2017

OUR log shows it was 12 years since we last came down from the North to cruise the Leicester Section, and as we again visited it last year, I found it had completely changed, writes Charles Bamforth.

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River Canal Rescue support for ‘Idle Women' re-creation

Published: Thursday, 06 April 2017

RIVER Canal Rescue is providing free breakdown and emergency assistance for the 'Idle Women' recreation along the 320 miles of waterway on the journey.

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Go for a poddle

Published: Thursday, 06 April 2017

ONCE again the Wey & Arun Trust is organising its annual 'poddle', to raise funds towards the canal's ultimate restoration.

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Drunk but not drowned

Published: Thursday, 06 April 2017

A DRUNK man had a lucky escape yesterday (Wednesday) when he stumbled into the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Shipley.

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Another tower for Liverpool Docks

Published: Thursday, 06 April 2017

THERE are plans for another residential tower block at Liverpool Docks—the third since last September.

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Launch of the Montgomery Appeal

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

FOLLOWING recent grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Inland Waterways Association, organisations promoting the restoration of the Montgomery Canal have come together to launch an appeal for the next stage of its restoration.

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Aylesbury Arm closed again

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

DURING the past two years the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal has been closed five times, and today, as the paddles have given up the ghost and closed Locks 1 and 2 it is closed again.

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Great Open Day at Clayworth

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

THE Chesterfield Canal was a glorious sight in bright sunshine, with dozens of boats moored for many hundreds of yards in both directions along the canal bank at the Open Day at Clayworth.

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Flight open—then closed again

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

OWING  to pollution, the Northampton Flight of the Grand Union Canal was closed to navigation on Sunday (2nd),  then re-opened the following day.

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'No Entry' is there for a reason

Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2017

THIS morning two, obviously not too sensible, boaters decided to ignore the rather large  'No Entry' signs on the Trent by Sawley Lock and take a cruise up river towards the weir—and became well and truly stuck!

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