Ombudsmans' Annual Report

Published: Thursday, 31 August 2017

The Waterways Ombudsman and the Waterways Ombudsman Committee have today, Thursday, issued their Annual Reports for 2016/17.

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Perhaps boating is not for her?

Published: Thursday, 31 August 2017

IT WOULD be interesting to know where the writer has cruised for 12 years without needing a handcuff (anti-vandal) key? ( Not prepared for Erewash anti-vandal paddles) asks Keith Gudgin.

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Can't tell the difference

Published: Thursday, 31 August 2017

AS UNBELIEVABLE as it may seem, there are those at Canal & River Trust who cannot tell the difference between a swing and lift bridge!

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Wigan Pier statue vandalised

Published: Thursday, 31 August 2017

THE four statues erected at Wigan Pier to celebrate the town's industrial past have had a history of vandalism, and now another of the sculptures has been attacked.

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Drunk could have drowned

Published: Thursday, 31 August 2017

A DRUNK man who decided to swim in the Avon at Keysham could have drowned if it was not for a man spotting him thrashing about in the river.

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Rochdale lock repaired again

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

THE failure of Lock 19 on the Rochdale Canal—twice in just over a week—was caused by failure of its paddle, but has been repaired again with the navigation open.

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Marina problems retaining ageing boaters

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

THE British Marine Federation has today issued its report into the inland marinas, painting a very healthy picture backed by its statistics

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Not prepared for Erewash anti-vandal paddles

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

THE IWA should have told boaters heading for the Festival on the Erewash Canal that they needed anti-vandal keys for the locks, as many I spoke to, including myself, do not carry the special 'T' key needed on this canal, writes Yvonne Corder.

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Progress of HS2

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

I sincerely hope your correspondent Felix Welson was being sarcastic when he claimed that 'progress such as the HS2 is necessary', it's either that or he has his mind firmly stuck in the 20th century.

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No London moorings left for continuous cruisers

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

I HOPE I can use your publication to point out to any continuous cruiser heading to London for the winter would be well advised not to, as they will not be able to find any moorings, writes Rex Tollerton.

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