Oil tipped into Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

AN ESTIMATED two barrels of oil has been fly-tippped into the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Rishton causing pollution.

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Victor: That is how it was done

Published: Sunday, 15 October 2017

LOOKING back through narrowboatworld I see it was way back in 2004 that the then Chief Executive, Robin Evans, was set a target of doubling the yearly visitors to the waterways, against a baseline of 3.6 million.

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Your views on the repair of Bagnall Lock

Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

So that is how Canal & River Trust repair lock gates these days. [The photograph of Bagnall Lock.]

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Feedback on boat licensing

Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is asking all boaters and boating groups to take part in the final stage of its consultation on the future of boat licensing.

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A 10 years vision?

Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

WITH the appointment of the new Chairman of the Inland Waterways Association, Ivor Caplan, comes the news of a 10 years vision, writes James Henry.

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The repaired Bagnall Lock gate beam

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

Repaired BagnallHere it is—the repaired Bagnall Lock beam at Alrewas on the Trent & Mersey Canal. Photograph by Stan White.

Boat licences up 3% next year

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

THE Canal & River Trust has today announced that both private and business boat licence fees will rise by 3% from 1st April 2017, [subsequently changed to 2018] it states 'roughly in line with inflation forecasts for next year'.

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Marina will be isolated

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

I have a boating friend who moors at Debdale Wharf Marina, and such is his opinion of its facilities that I was considering mooring there myself should space be available, but the closure of the Leicester Section has scuppered that.

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Anglers will have it to themselves

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

NOW that the Leicester Section is closed indefinitely the anglers at Kilby Bridge will have it all to themselves, but I hope they do not claim sole rights, writes Geoffrey Downing.

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More exaggeration

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017

 I SAW the antiques programme on television yesterday [Wednesday] that included a visit by one of the dealers to the Anderton Boat Lift that once again showed that Canal & River Trust just cannot stop exaggerating its figures, writes T Lang.

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