Will hiring be so popular now?

Published: Friday, 20 April 2018

IT IS that time of the year when Drifters hold their National Open Day, offering would-be hirers a taster session on the waterways.

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Northampton Arm bridge lifted

Published: Friday, 20 April 2018

THE Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal has reopened with the broken bridge now out of the way.

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If all fenced off

Published: Friday, 20 April 2018

Despite the stupidity of Manchester’s councillors who want to have the canal fenced off, imagine what an oasis of tranquillity it would be if all city canals were fenced off to everyone bar boaters? Writes Kevin McNiff.

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"Fence off all the Manchester canals!"

Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018

THE cry from councillors of Manchester City Council is "Fence off all the Manchester canals to save lives!"

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Marple Flight remains closed

Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018

THE promised opening of the Marple Flight for May Bank Holiday will not now take place.

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Thieves steal narrowboat then trash it

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A NARROWBOAT was stolen from its moorings at Saxilby taken on a six miles joyride then trashed.

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Smart cards intoduced for lock passages

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018

WATERWAYS Ireland has introduced smart cards to pay for boat passages through its locks.

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No flexibility

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018

My thanks to Graham Booth for reminding me of the reason for the two night restriction at Llangollen, writes David Hymers.

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Cutting mooring times

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A SIMILAR thing happened down here in Cropredy. [Cutting mooring times at Llangollen.] Writes Kevin McNiff.

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Broken bridge closes Northampton Arm

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A BROKEN lift bridge on the Northampton Arm has closed the connection between the Grand Union and the Nene.

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