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New Chesterfield Canal footbridge
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:51

THE deck of Constitution Hill Bridge was fitted this month over the Chesterfield Canal just below Morrison's at Mill Green in Staveley.
Who do the 'invisible' council represent?
Thursday, 17 April 2014 08:57

Everyone knows that the age profile of boaters on the inland waterways is top loaded with people who fall into the 'older' end of the age range, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

Comment—No winners
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:55

THERE have been no winners in the long drawn out Pillings Lock Marina fiasco, with both the marina and Canal & River Trust suffering monetary losses, and particularly terrible publicity in the case of the Trust.

Has CaRT no heart?
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:42

THAT is the question posed by our Pam Pickett in relation to the way that boaters Patrick and Elaine have been hounded by yet another callous enforcement officer—here is their story:

£85m is not enough
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:35

THE Canal & River Trust (CaRT) has announced that it will be spending just £85m on maintaining its waterways this year (2014/15), writes Allan Richards.

'Veg Pledge' clears the waterways
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:16

THE 'Veg Pledge'' made by the previous Canal & River Trust chief executive, and alas not fulfilled, has been brought back into being, with many miles of offside vegetation cleared over the winter months.

Another Devizes boater drowned
Monday, 14 April 2014 13:08

THE boater who died after falling into the Kennet and & Canal in Devizes, drank ten cans of lager a day and smoked cannabis an inquest heard.

Not such a breach after all
Monday, 14 April 2014 08:27
Roger Fox's photograph of the breach taken yesterday (Sunday) at Tardebigge on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal shows that it was not such a breach after all. He tells us the canal is expected to be re-opened today, and we have confirmed it will be open at 5pm
Stupid or what?
Sunday, 13 April 2014 09:18

A BARRISTER from Newbury, who one might think would have a bit more common sense than most, put himself at risk of drowning or contracting Weil's disease when he jumped into the canal fully clothed to retrieve a child's toy from the water, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

Hiding behind the rules
Sunday, 13 April 2014 09:00

THANKS to Pamela Smith for her response to my ‘Their rules' piece. Having taken a deep breath and having stopped chuckling, I read with interest, but I see much hiding behind CaRT's ‘simple' rules, writes Ronnie Colman.

News from the Fens—Winter 2014
Saturday, 12 April 2014 08:32

WHAT a start to the year the wettest winter (486.8mm (19.2 inches)) since records began in 1766. The South West and Southern England and the coast of Wales taking the the worse of the storms.

Worcester & Birmingham breach
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:31

THE start of the season and the Worcester & Birmingham Canal is closed at Tardebigge, with a breach on the embankment at New Wharf.

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