Stolen narrowboat found

Published: Friday, 01 September 2017

THE 50ft narrowboat, Dawn Treader that was stolen whilst left on the Grand Union Canal near Leamington Spa has been found.

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Snapped-off lock beam at Hillmorton

Published: Friday, 01 September 2017

LUCKILY the single locks at Hillmorton are paired, as a lock beam has snapped off one of the locks, so the navigation is still open.

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The end for the Duck tours

Published: Friday, 01 September 2017

THE Duck tours that have operated on the Thames in London for many years will end this month owing to the company loosing its slipway into the river.

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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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