David: Consultations to be watched

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

TWO new 'consultations' are currently being conducted, both of which could have a significant impact on the cost of boating, writes David Hymers.

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New guide to Lancaster Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

THE guide to the Lancaster Canal has now been updated with new text and illustrations and is now available.

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Fazeley office closed

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

THE Fazeley Waterway office on the junction of the Birmingham & Fazeley and Coventry canals is now closed.

This was permanently shut at Easter, and though the water point and Elsan facilities are still available, the rubbish compound is closed, with boaters told not to leave rubbish, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Free hire boating sessions

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

DRIFTERS Waterway Holidays have combined with Canal & River Trust to give would-be hirers free trial sessions from many bases across the system.

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Trip boat's 40th year

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

EASTER Monday saw the celebration of the the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust's trip boat, Jubilee, that has been operating trips along the waterway for 40 years.

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Man stabbed on towpath

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A WALKER on the towpath of the Trent & Mersey Canal in Burton-on-Trent was shocked to find a man bleeding from stab wounds lying on the towpath above Dallow Lock.

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'Rules don't refer to us'

Published: Tuesday, 18 April 2017

IT IS VERY obvious that there are many boaters who firmly believe that rules just do not apply to them, allowing them to moor where they want, for how long they want and break a few more rules in the meantime.

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Wife drowned securing boat's ropes

Published: Monday, 17 April 2017

THERE has been a most tragic end to a family’s Easter hire boat holiday when a man heard a splash in the dark and discovered his wife had fallen in and he was unable to locate her in the dark

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Campaign to close the Bridgewater?

Published: Monday, 17 April 2017

STRICT restrictions brought in by the owners of the Bridgewater Canal are leaving boaters with the distrinct impression that its owners are intent upon closing the waterway to boating.

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Victor: Here to stay

Published: Sunday, 16 April 2017

LIKE it or lump it, my friends, the new look narrowboatworld is here to stay.

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