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CaRT should reciprocate
Monday, 27 June 2016 10:58

With Peel charging for us to use the Bridgewater Canal, that it knows is essential to get up to the Lancashire and Yorkshire canals avoiding the tidal Trent, then Canal & River Trust should reciprocate. writes Graham Peers.

The Bridgewater charges
Monday, 27 June 2016 10:11

I HAVE a share in a narrowboat based at Bartington Wharf, at the top end of the Trent & Mersey, so the new charges will obviously have some effect, writes Peter Gregory.

How did they miss the hole?
Monday, 27 June 2016 09:30

LOOKING at the Canal & River Trust's contractors' Kier, website, it would appear that building is its main concern, living accommodation, shops and the like and even motorways, writes James Henry.

Victor: Not good
Sunday, 26 June 2016 08:53

SO THE breach on the Macclesfield lasted just a week before it started to leak, it being repaired by Canal & River Trust's chosen contractor, Kier, a firm I am only too well aware of.

Carbon monoxide fumes killed boaters
Saturday, 25 June 2016 10:35

IT HAS been revealed that the couple and their dog found dead on a boat on the Norfolk Broads were killed by carbon monoxide fumes, as was thought.

Macclesfield still open
Friday, 24 June 2016 10:43

VERY good news for boaters and hire companies is that though the original repair to the Macclesfield Canal at Bollington failed, (Macclesfield breach repair hasn't held) the canal is still open.

New tactic?
Friday, 24 June 2016 10:34

HAVING 'stalked' and even resorted to outright harassment of, in some cases, members of the continuous cruiser and liveaboard communities, it now appears to be the turn of the hire/share boat/holiday maker sector to feel the 'benefit' (sic) of having an unaccountable Trust in charge of the waterways, writes Ralph Freeman.

Closures without stoppage notices
Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:24

THE Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal is being closed numerous times over the next few months, though no normal stoppage notices have been sent out by Canal & River Trust.

Too many railings
Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:43

As a regular user of the Avon at Bath, like others I have spoken to, I am worried about the every increasing amount of railings that are being erected along the river, writes Graham DeVine.

McDonald's clean-up the Chesterfield
Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:55

A GROUP of over 30 employees from three local McDonald's stores did a massive clean-up on the Chesterfield Canal on Tuesday.

Is anyone surprised?
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:10

I REALLY must ask that after the repair to the last major breach failed, is anyone really surprised at the  one on the Macc [Macclesfield Canal] only lasting a week? Asks Terry Palmer.

Yarns from the Yard—Bits & Bobs
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 08:21
I THOUGHT I'd relate a couple of stories concerning boating problems that appeared, at first glance, to be major problems for the owners.
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