Trent & Mersey closed after body discovered

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

THE pound between Swarkstone and Stenson locks on the Trent & Mersey Canal was closed to navigation yesterday, (Tuesday) together with surrounding roads after Police were informed of a body of a woman in the waterway.

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Over £3millions to restore roundhouse

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

THE Canal & River Trust in partnership with the National Trust are to 'revitalise' the Grade II listed Birmingham Roundhouse into a city base 'from which to explore Birmingham’s famous canals by foot, bike or boat'.

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More hydropower from the Thames

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

ANOTHER hydro-power scheme on the Thames has been opened, generating electricity following seven months construction.

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Another silly scheme from CaRT

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

NOT only a silly scheme but a very one dangerous too, as the people at Canal & River Trust are to allow canoeists into tunnels.

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Macclesfield, Rochdale and Aire & Calder closed

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

THE week certainly did not start very well for boaters, with three failures resulting in the Macclesfield and Rochdale canals and Aire & Calder Navigation being closed.

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Dredging the Macclesfield

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

I AM afraid that Helen Cripps is going to be disappointed if she believes that CaRT is going to dredge the bridges of the Macclesfield Canal, writes, T. Lang.

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A collection of your emails

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

Over the past few weeks we have received many emails for publication from both regular and new contributors on many waterway subjects, but though mostly being very short they still deserve publication, so we are including them.

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Victor: The battered bridge

Published: Sunday, 21 May 2017

BOATERS who have travelled the section of the Trent & Mersey Canal between Stenson and Swarkestone locks must be fully aware of the battering that Deep Dale Bridge (17) gets over the years from vehicles that miss the sharp bend on to the bridge and demolish part of the parapet.

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Chesterfield Canal boat pull a success

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017

A GROUP of canal volunteers arrived back at Shireoaks on the Chesterfield Canal in the pouring rain having completed an epic journey. They had just completed their second Sponsored Boat Pull.

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Bow Back Rivers restoration

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017

I TOOK the chance yesterday to walk City Mill River, the part of Bow Back Rivers that millions of pounds is being spent on, writes Dick Jeffreys.

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