Feedback on boat licensing

Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is asking all boaters and boating groups to take part in the final stage of its consultation on the future of boat licensing.

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A 10 years vision?

Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

WITH the appointment of the new Chairman of the Inland Waterways Association, Ivor Caplan, comes the news of a 10 years vision, writes James Henry.

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The repaired Bagnall Lock gate beam

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

Repaired BagnallHere it is—the repaired Bagnall Lock beam at Alrewas on the Trent & Mersey Canal. Photograph by Stan White.

Boat licences up 3% next year

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

THE Canal & River Trust has today announced that both private and business boat licence fees will rise by 3% from 1st April 2017, [subsequently changed to 2018] it states 'roughly in line with inflation forecasts for next year'.

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Marina will be isolated

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

I have a boating friend who moors at Debdale Wharf Marina, and such is his opinion of its facilities that I was considering mooring there myself should space be available, but the closure of the Leicester Section has scuppered that.

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Anglers will have it to themselves

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

NOW that the Leicester Section is closed indefinitely the anglers at Kilby Bridge will have it all to themselves, but I hope they do not claim sole rights, writes Geoffrey Downing.

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More exaggeration

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

 I SAW the antiques programme on television yesterday [Wednesday] that included a visit by one of the dealers to the Anderton Boat Lift that once again showed that Canal & River Trust just cannot stop exaggerating its figures, writes T Lang.

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Body discovered by moorings

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

A BODY has been discovered in the Soar by the Otter pub moorings near Kegworth, with the police baffled by its identity.

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Slipshod dredging blamed for massive fish kill

Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

SLIPSHOD dredging at Leighton Buzzard on the Grand Union Canal is being blamed for half a tonne of dead fish.

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Bagnall Lock re-opens

Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

BAGNALL Lock at Alrewas on the Trent & Mersey Canal was re-opened yesterday, Tuesday, at 1pm, with the queue of boats allowed through.

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