The goverment tricked

Published: Monday, 15 January 2018

I WELL remember the forming of the Waterways Partnerships when the government was tricked into believing that they would create a permanent funding stream for the waterways, writes Hugh Rhodes.

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Canal comes first in planning row

Published: Monday, 15 January 2018

THE plans for a multi-storey building in Leamington have been refused in favour of its impact on the nearby Grand Union Canal, perhaps setting a welcome trend.

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Victor: Better use for lock gates

Published: Sunday, 14 January 2018

I SHOULD imagine most of you boaters know of locks—and I purposely use the plural—whose gates need replacing.

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Woman knocked over and robbed on towpath

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

A WOMAN walking along the towpath of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Edgbaston was knocked over and robbed.

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See River Canal Rescue in action

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

THE BBC is showing a repeat of its Close Calls on Camera programme which aired in May last year, featuring River Canal Rescue and the owner of a narrowboat that it rescued.

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No GU access to or from Thames

Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

THE failure of Osterley Lock at Brentford on the Grand Union Canal means there is no access to or from the Thames.

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Greater clarity of purpose for partnerships

Published: Thursday, 11 January 2018

THE very much hailed Waterway Partnerships are to have 'greater clarity of purpose' we are told by Canal & River Trust.

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Leicester Section to open tomorrow

Published: Thursday, 11 January 2018

THE Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal will reopen at noon tomorrow after four months' closure.

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More facilities to go?

Published: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

THE Canal & River Trust proposes to dispose of its freehold interests in Blowers Green Pumphouse, leaving the facilities there at risk.

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Shooting at Hunt's Lock

Published: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

IN RESPONSE to the reported incident at Hunts Lock, If we all just looked at isolated incidents we would never leave our homes. writes Irene Emery.

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