Broken balance beam closes Trent & Mersey

Published: Thursday, 05 October 2017

A BALANCE beam of Bagnall Lock at Alrewas on the Trent & Mersey Canal has come adrift and closed the navigation.

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Electric bollards for moorers

Published: Thursday, 05 October 2017

THE Canal & River Trust has matched £30,000 with Islington Borough Council in providing electric bollards along a stretch of the Grand Union Canal in its borough.

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Mix-up with Crofton and Caen Hill flights

Published: Wednesday, 04 October 2017

THE Kennet & Avon Canal is closed yet again, and no prizes for guessing where!

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Registering with a doctor as a continuous cruiser

Published: Wednesday, 04 October 2017

THERE should be no problem with registering with a doctor as a continuous cruiser. But often there is, as I found out some time ago, writes Keith Gudgin.

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Ropes as an excuse

Published: Wednesday, 04 October 2017

I too noticed all those volunteer lock keepers at Sawley Mechanical Locks, though there were just two to turn the key when we went down on to the Trent.

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Three to turn a key

Published: Wednesday, 04 October 2017

I have just brought my boat down the 'terrible six' or whatever those broad locks on the Trent & Mersey are called, and like many others have struggled with hard to move gates and very stiff paddles.

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Getting away with it

Published: Wednesday, 04 October 2017

I have emailed the Canal & River Trust asking how come a boat can still be on its waters with a licence that expired in 2014, but no reason was given, writes T. Knowles.

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Surgeries won't sign-up continous cruisers

Published: Monday, 02 October 2017

I FEEL you ought to make it known that it is becoming very difficult for continuous cruisers to sign up at surgeries as many will not accept such boaters not having a permanent address, writes Dianne Wharton.

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Proposed London ban on wood burning stoves

Published: Monday, 02 October 2017

THE London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, now has his sights on wood burning stoves and is after new powers to ban wood burning in the capital.

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Those awards

Published: Monday, 02 October 2017

When you mentioned Canal & River Trust giving a statutory award to both Scotland and Wales, you forgot something.

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