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Still no independent Ombudsman
Monday, 26 January 2015 10:53

SOME six months ago, narrowboatworld revealed that Canal & River Trust (CaRT) Waterways Ombudsman Committee had been scrapped (Waterways Ombudsman Committee scrapped), writes Allan Richards.

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Victor: Going down
Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:09

WE HAVE now learnt that many boaters are refusing to renew their membership to the Inland Waterways Association, as they believe it can no longer mindfully represent them, it being so bound-up with Canal & River Trust.

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David: Liverpool Link access
Saturday, 24 January 2015 09:46

THE current (now closed) 'consultation' for changes to the arrangements for accessing the Liverpool Link, which seem to have involved CaRT talking only to the IWA, are of personal interest, as we are currently working on our cruising plans for the summer, which will, we hope, include Liverpool.

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RCR rising out of the ashes
Friday, 23 January 2015 16:59

IN TRUE Phoenix-like fashion, River Canal Rescue is rising from the ashes after the fire in an adjoining building gutted its premises and stock last November. (RCR staff's terrifying explosion experience.)

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News from the Fens—final quarter
Thursday, 22 January 2015 12:13

AS AUGUST slipped into September the mild weather continued with only the odd days of gale force winds and rain. Temperatures remained above normal for the time of year, in effect the Fens did not really have an Autumn.

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Not quite the review of the year
Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:41

I WAS tempted to write a review of the last year on the inland waterways. Then looking back through my copious notes. I came to realise that I would be writing the sequel to 'War and Peace' if only in the length of the text, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

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A welcome to the Link
Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:00

THE Canal & River Trust is now wanting volunteers to meet boaters as they arrive at Albert or Salthouse Docks after coming down the Liverpool Link.

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Make sure it's dry
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:19

BOATERS using damp wood and logs in their stoves could be risking a triple whammy including increased costs, stove damage and carbon monoxide poisoning, Rob McLean of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) writes.

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Tracker must have conditions
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 08:53

I WOULD join you in having a tracker fitted but there would have to be conditions. It must not be the only thing that defines mooring times, distances travelled etc writes Keith Gudgin.

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A continuous pattern
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:23

HAVING read narrowboatworld over the years, a continuous pattern emerges. First we hear about the state of the system and the lack of maintenance. As the boating season starts, we hear about continuous cruisers, overstaying moorers, speeding boaters, licence dodgers and cyclists, writes Peter Ponting.

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Dutch invaders
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 09:50

THERE has been much speculation in the newspapers, radio, television and various political parties about a potential invasion of humanity from Eastern Europe, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

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Still looking into the hole
Monday, 19 January 2015 08:45

SILENCE now surrounds Canal & River Trust's closure of the Trent & Mersey Canal at Dutton (Dutton has leaked since being repaired), writes Allan Richards.

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