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Rosy mist of nostalgia
Friday, 27 March 2015 10:59
IT RATTLES me when I read of the disastrous decline in canal infrastructure since the emergence of CaRT. It's as though some folk are looking at the past through a rosy mist of nostalgia that never even existed, writes Eric Weiss.
CaRT's Soviet ten years plan
Friday, 27 March 2015 09:14

THERE is a belief that living aboard a boat can provide a close approximation to an aspirational and idyllic style of life. But like many things viewed from a distance—when you get in close, you come to realise that idyllic is not the right word, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

De-humanising canals
Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:47

CANALS and the river navigations of the UK, were mostly built at a time when ‘steady' was a brisk walking pace and ‘very fast' was the speed of a galloping horse, writes Orph Mable.

Legality of Terms and Conditions
Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:31

I HAVE been involved in a number of Charity organisations, including being chairperson of two charities, writes Peter Ponting.

New 'Ombudsman' scheme?
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:41

SOME nine months after narrowboatworld revealed that the Waterways Ombudsman Scheme operated by Canal & River Trust (CaRT) was a complete sham (Waterways Ombudsman Committee scrapped) a Press release will be made, writes Allan Richards.

Historian 'ashamed' of Oxford Canal
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:51

THE Waterway Historian Mark Davies told actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales that he felt 'ashamed' to welcome people to Isis Lock during the filming of their Great Canal Journeys television documentary.

Bridge keepers to go
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:08

FIRST it was the demise of lock keepers that have been taken over by unpaid volunteers, and now the trend of Canal & River Trust is to get rid of its mechanised bridge keepers.

April Fool?
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:23
APRIL Fool's Day seems to have come a bit early for Canal & River Trust writes David Hymers.
CaRTLand cometh?
Monday, 23 March 2015 11:21

LOOKING at the latest Terms and Conditions issued by CaRT it is clear it thinks the canals are not part of the UK as regards complying with UK law at any rate, writes Ralph Freeman.

Make towpaths safer
Monday, 23 March 2015 11:11
THE canal towpaths run through many locations in England and Wales, and provide a nice place for individuals to cycle sensibly and for people to enjoy a walk with their dogs or children, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.
CaRT keeps agreement secret
Monday, 23 March 2015 10:06
THE Canal & River Trust (CaRT) has failed to provide a copy of its ‘secret' agreement with boater, Andy Wingfield, writes Allan Richards.
Young woman raped on towpath
Monday, 23 March 2015 10:03

A 23 YEARS old woman has been raped on the Rochdale Canal towpath in Manchester after she became separated from her friends after a night out in Canal Street.

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