Leicester Riverside Festival

Published: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

THE Leicester Riverside Festival, now in its 21st year, returns on the first weekend in June, and this free festival will be spread over four areas on and off the water.

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Church Minshull Aqueduct is Marina of the Year

Published: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Church Minshull Aqueduct has won the UK Inland Marina of the Year 2018 award, presented at the London Boat Show.

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More pump problems

Published: Monday, 15 January 2018

THIS time it is the pumps supplying the basin at Sheffield on the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation at Tinsley that have given up the ghost once again.

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The goverment tricked

Published: Monday, 15 January 2018

I WELL remember the forming of the Waterways Partnerships when the government was tricked into believing that they would create a permanent funding stream for the waterways, writes Hugh Rhodes.

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Canal comes first in planning row

Published: Monday, 15 January 2018

THE plans for a multi-storey building in Leamington have been refused in favour of its impact on the nearby Grand Union Canal, perhaps setting a welcome trend.

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Victor: Better use for lock gates

Published: Sunday, 14 January 2018

I SHOULD imagine most of you boaters know of locks—and I purposely use the plural—whose gates need replacing.

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Woman knocked over and robbed on towpath

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

A WOMAN walking along the towpath of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Edgbaston was knocked over and robbed.

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See River Canal Rescue in action

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

THE BBC is showing a repeat of its Close Calls on Camera programme which aired in May last year, featuring River Canal Rescue and the owner of a narrowboat that it rescued.

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No GU access to or from Thames

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

THE failure of Osterley Lock at Brentford on the Grand Union Canal means there is no access to or from the Thames.

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Greater clarity of purpose for partnerships

Published: Thursday, 11 January 2018

THE very much hailed Waterway Partnerships are to have 'greater clarity of purpose' we are told by Canal & River Trust.

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