Grant means charity's boats can be refurbished

Published: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A GENEROUS grant from the Berkshire Freemasons means that the much needed refurbishment of a charity's boats can now be undertaken.

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L&L Swing bridge damaged

Published: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

THE New Lane Swing Bridge (31) an the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Burscough is out of action and the navigation closed.

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Do we believe the PR?

Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017

REGARDING the licence consultation? Do CaRT really think that we boaters are so gullible that we would believe any PR from them. All the changes to the licence have been decided already, writes John Coxon.

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Functional for now

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

PRETTY it certainly ian’t, But [Bagnall Lock] is functional for now. So long as the temporary repair does not become permanent.  I guess for those caught in a stoppage they would prefer a solution rather than a long wait, writes Kevin McNiff.

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Epic five years towpaths walk

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

A FATHER together with his daughter has just completed what can only be described as an epic walk of five years from London to Bolton along the waterway towpaths.

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Minimum of scrutiny

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

In the article 'Boat licences up 3% next year' it is stated 'The Canal & River Trust has announced that both private and business boat licence fees will rise by 3% from 1st April 2017, [subsequently changed to 2018]', writes Bill Ridgeway.

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Hopefully plans are in hand

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

As an expedient to restore navigation, one can’t really criticise the job. [Bagnall Lock.] What’s the alternative? Close until further notice like the Leicester Section. Traffic off the Trent would be well and truly stuffed.

Hopefully plans are in hand for a proper job.

Martin Howes

Oil tipped into Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

AN ESTIMATED two barrels of oil has been fly-tippped into the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Rishton causing pollution.

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Victor: That is how it was done

Published: Sunday, 15 October 2017

LOOKING back through narrowboatworld I see it was way back in 2004 that the then Chief Executive, Robin Evans, was set a target of doubling the yearly visitors to the waterways, against a baseline of 3.6 million.

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Your views on the repair of Bagnall Lock

Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

So that is how Canal & River Trust repair lock gates these days. [The photograph of Bagnall Lock.]

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