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Life jackets for Harecastle?
Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:44
AFTER a boater fell off his narrowboat and drowned in Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent & Mersey Canal a coroner is calling for safety improvements including communications and life jackets.
Boat fire shuts Ribble Link
Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:18
A BOAT fire in Lock 7 of the Ribble Link has closed the waterway since last weekend when it went up in flames and burnt out.
Denied access to Gloucester
Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:34

I have just received a telephone call (Wednesday afternoon) from a boater who has been denied access to Gloucester on his boat, writes Amy Dickerson.

The Phuket Club
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:56

Regarding Ralph Freeman and the Lazy Buggers Charter. When the restructuring took place and the new 'directorates' (an internal job and bonus creation scheme) were plucked out of thin air, a further possibly unintended consequence was released on the cut, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

College Cruisers scuppered
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:04

THE boat hire company, College Cruisers, that has been operating from its yard at the bottom of the Oxford Canal for 40 years has had to give up two thirds of its premises in the middle of its season.

The Waterways Ombudsman scandal
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:42

FOLLOWING concerns expressed by the National Association of Boat Owners (NABO), Waterways Ombudsman, Andrew Walker, has claimed that he is independent despite reporting direct to Canal & River Trust and not operating under rules of an independent scheme, writes Allan Richards.

Lazy Buggers Charter?
Monday, 28 July 2014 09:38

ALL IS becoming clear. Richard Parry has spotted, or has been informed about, what I will call the LBC, The 'Lazy Buggers Charter', that has lain at the centre of BW/CaRT's maintenance procedures for many years, writes Ralph Freeman.

Victor: It says it all
Sunday, 27 July 2014 09:48

RECENTLY paid for our boat licence and noticed the slogan after the title Canal & River Trust on its letter heading.

Empire building
Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:08

THE Canal & River Trust (CaRT) has come under renewed criticism following the narrowboatworld article showing that its Waterways Ombudsman scheme is a sham (Waterways Ombudsman Committee scrapped), writes Allan Richards.

A trip down the Fossdyke
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:58

WHEN we purchased 'Rosie' we collected her from Torksey. Our first trip was along the Trent to Keadby. We had walked around the lock and moorings at Torksey to familiarise ourself with the layout, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

Alcohol main cause of Thames deaths
Friday, 25 July 2014 14:50

During 2013 it is reported that 15 people lost their lives drowning in the Thames with 12 of them involving alcohol.

Ashton opens this week-end
Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:07

IT WAS back on 4th July that a gate on the Aston Canal failed, completely closing the canal, and over three weeks later it is expected to re-open.

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