"CaRT stole my boat. I want it back."

Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014

DURING January the Canal & River Trust hit the headlines when it evicted a mentally ill boater 'Maggie' from her home with its Section 8 rules (CaRT admits mentally ill eviction), it having great repercussions. And Maggie is back in town—accusing CaRT of stealing her boat.

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Audlem lose Floating Market

Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014

COMPLETE lack of support for the Roving Canal Traders Association's (RCTA) August Bank Holiday floating market by Audlem Parish Council and its land based businesses has resulted in it now being moved to Market Drayton, where it has been welcomed.

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Ridiculous statistics

Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014

As we all know statistics can be used selectively to justify almost any statement .... and are frequently so employed to substantiate statements that cannot otherwise be given credibility, writes Jimmy Lockwood.

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Sponsor the boss

Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014

THERE is one thing we can say about Canal & River Trust Chief Executive Richard Parry—he does get stuck in!

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Change a maggot into a fly!

Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014

IN THE lead up to the transformation of British Waterways into the Canal & River Trust, one wag at the time likened it to the change of a maggot into a fly. The inference being that neither was wanted! Writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

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Lack of residential moorings

Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014

Having come across your website I perused the letters and opinions. I am in the process of checking out moorings prior to purchasing a narrow boat. One thing I have noticed is the distinct lack of permanent/residential moorings. I want to have a home base for winter and cruise the system during the warmer months, writes David Harpin.

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CaRT's Head of Governance lends a hand

Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014

FOLLOWING a recent visit to Holme Lock on the Trent by Canal & River Trust's Head of Governance, Roger Hanbury, Darren Wood's licence was re-instated, this despite his licence having previously been revoked (Confused leisure boater) on the alleged grounds of ‘overstaying on a visitor mooring', writes Pam Pickett.

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Victor: You must be joking!

Published: Sunday, 04 May 2014

Would you believe the Environment Agency wants us all to believe that there are more accidents at locks where lock keepers are present than when they are not!

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They will steal anything

Published: Saturday, 03 May 2014

IT IS difficult to understand how a banner advertising a canal day could be of use to a thief, but such has been stolen from a bridge on the Oxford Canal, Alan Tilbury tells us.

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Flood warning boards

Published: Saturday, 03 May 2014

I HAVE had an email from Sean McGinley, East Midlands Waterways Manager, following my comments about the discrepancies in the Trent flood warning boards, writes David Hymers.

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