EA fix Thames replacement gate collar in two hours!

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

THE collar failure fiasco at Atherstone reminded me of an event two years ago, locking up at Osney on the Thames, writes Paul Woollam.

Narrowboats don't have to book through GU tunnels

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

AFTER the publicity regarding boats having to book to use the broad Grand Union tunnels, CaRT has amended its advice.

Reflections of an Ancient Boater—Essential Items

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

WITH the restrictions due to coronavirus being now on a county by county basis, things just became more complicated for extended cruisers, writes Ralph Freeman.

Told that paid staff operating Harecastle Tunnel

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

BEING somewhat alarmed by the news that Harecastle Tunnel is to be staffed by volunteers and on very limited opening, I contacted CaRT to express my concerns, writes Linda Andrews.

Just another 'body' on the towpath

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

TONY DUNKLEY’s Halcyon Daze has been seized by CaRT, writes Pam Pickett.

CaRT blames vandals for Atherstone gate dropped in lock

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

THE Canal & River Trust has distributed a Press Release blaming vandals for the gate dropped in an Atherstone Lock.

David: The Harecastle rules

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

THE new rules for Harecastle are on the face of it indeed alarming.

Making Braunston Tunnel one-way cannot be correct

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

Surely this cannot be correct in particular for Braunston Tunnel, writes Roger Spurr.

Unreliable control

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

THE new policy [in Harecastle Tunnel] puts me in mind of the original (time interval) control of trains on railways, writes Bill Ridgeway.

Drunk e-scooter riders on Birmingham towpaths

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

A GRAND scheme to hire out e-scooters in Birmingham has been drastically cut.