Wigan Flight leaks having effect

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

ASKING boaters to report leaks to Canal & River Trust, it was told by our Keith Gudgin that the Wigan Flight, with its locks then chained up,  were virtually all leaking, and today (Wednesday) the situation is worse.

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Chased thieves landed in canal

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

TWO thieves on a motorbike being chased by the police took to a canal towpath to attempt to evade arrest but careered into the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

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Body found in Thames could be murder

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

A BODY was discovered in the Thames at Shepperton yesterday (Tuesday) with the police arresting a man on suspicion of murder.

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Stopping boats for canoeists to use tunnel

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is going all out to welcome canoeists to the waterway tunnels, and have solved the problem of the danger of mixing canoeist with narrowboats by closing the tunnels for narrowboats whilst the canoeists are inside.

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Bomb disposal unit closes canal

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

THE Leeds & Liverpool Canal was closed at Barnoldswick on Saturday evening after a military object was discovered by the towpath.

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Scott and his dad take to the towpath

Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2017

IT WAS last year that 47 years old Scott Eccles and his dad 71 years old Tom walked across Scotland to raise funds for charity, and this month they will be cycling the Leeds & Liverpool towpath for the same charity.

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Danger of canoes in Foulridge

Published: Tuesday, 06 June 2017

I WAS absolutely aghast that the decision had been made to officially allow canoeists in Foulridge Tunnel, a tunnel we use fairly often with our narrowboat, writes Pauline Wragg.

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Danger on the Coventry towpath

Published: Tuesday, 06 June 2017

MotorbikeTowpthNEVER mind Lycra louts on bicycles, if anyone comes across this idiot on a scooter, please call 101 and notify the Warwickshire Police, writes Kevin McNiff.

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David: Canoes in tunnels

Published: Monday, 05 June 2017

THE latest proposal from CaRT to allow canoes in tunnels deserves all the opprobrium that has been heaped upon it.

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Lock moorings closed for three years

Published: Monday, 05 June 2017

THE mooring bollards have been fenced off with timber stakes and wire fencing as we passed through the Adderley Flight in 2016 and 2014 at Adderley bottom lock—Why? Asks Iain Jones.

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