Is the Mon & Brec about to breach again?

Published: Saturday, 07 April 2018

THE start of the cruising season and the Mon & Brec is closed yet again with Canal & river Trust carrying out an 'emergency repair' to its embankment at Llanfoist.

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Less lottery money coming our way

Published: Saturday, 07 April 2018

OVER the past years many millions of pounds have been received from the various lottery funds for 'good causes' connected with the waterways, but we are warned that this is to be curtailed.

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Too much silt!

Published: Friday, 06 April 2018

THE Huddersfield Narrow Canal was closed at the end of last month as it was too silted-up for boats to proceed.

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Explore the Wey & Arun Canal route

Published: Friday, 06 April 2018

THE Wey & Arun Canal Trust is once again giving the opportunity for people to explore is route in its annual sponsored walk.

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Should stop calling itself a charity

Published: Friday, 06 April 2018

I THINK we all will have noticed that Canal & River Trust often calls itself a charity, yet it is being hoisted by its own petard, writes James Henry.

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Lorry and two trailers in river

Published: Thursday, 05 April 2018

A LORRY driver would do well to pay more attention to his work, as he inadvertantly left his lorry's handbrake off and not in gear allowing it to reverse with its trailer into the Cam in Cambridge.

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Major threat to Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway

Published: Thursday, 05 April 2018

THE proposed Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway that was to connect the Grand Union at Milton Keynes with the River Great Ouse at Bedford is under threat.

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Little hope for Peak Forest Canal opening yet

Published: Thursday, 05 April 2018

WITH Canal & River Trust reporting problem after problem with the repair to Lock15 on the Marple Flight there seems little chance of a re-opening of the Peak Forest Canal in the near future.

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Middlewich Narrowboats has gone

Published: Thursday, 05 April 2018

THE wharf in Middlewich that is the home of Middlewich Narrowboats on the Trent & Mersey Canal is deserted, with its website down.

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Victor: Is Cart completely crackers?

Published: Sunday, 01 April 2018

HERE is Cart blithely announcing that it is going to spend a million or more re-branding itself and at the same time admitting that some boats cannot use a main waterways as it 'has not the funds to dredge it'!

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