Victor: The Middlewich Branch failure

Published: Sunday, 18 March 2018

YOU really have to feel sorry for the hire companies attempting to operate in this day and age on the waterways.

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Middlewich Branch Breach

Published: Friday, 16 March 2018

Middlewich Aqueduct goneTHE Canal & River Trust statement that there has been an embankment failure on the Middlewich Branch was an understatement!

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Gongoozler: Mooring and signage

Published: Friday, 16 March 2018

WALKING along towpaths I notice that there is often no standardisation of the signage to distinguish between short and longer term moorings.

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Breach closes Middlewich Branch

Published: Friday, 16 March 2018

AN EMBANKMENT failure on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal has closed the waterway.

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Authorities damned for slow response to environmental disaster

Published: Friday, 16 March 2018

IT WAS the end of January that the Lee saw its worst environmental disaster when engine oil was pumped into the waterway.

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Mental Health Awareness training at RCR

Published: Friday, 16 March 2018

IN ORDER to be able to more effectively support people with a suspected or diagnosed mental health condition, 14 staff from River Canal Rescue recently attended a one day Mental Health Awareness training course at its Stafford head office.

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Participating in the survey

Published: Friday, 16 March 2018

TODAY I received an invitation to participate in the latest CaRT Survey,writes Roger Fox.

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Cruising the Foss

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

MOST boaters are unaware that in addition to the Ouse in York, the city has another navigable river.

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Continuous cruisers have a code

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

In one way Charles Hoogkirk is correct in that there is no continuous cruising licence. The boater declares that he has no home mooring. However, he is incorrect by saying there is no identification on the actual licence. Those boaters who so declare have the code BW-65-007

Pete Earley

Still deserted on the Shroppie

Published: Thursday, 15 March 2018

IT WAS exactly two months ago that you kindly included about us seeing no visitors past our boat at Knighton on the Shroppie, and thought I would bring you up to date.

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