Motorcycles on towpaths

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

IT WAS way back in 2006 that the then British Waterways issued its advice on the use of motorcycles on the towpaths.

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Terror security at Stratford River Festival

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

IT WILL not be so easy to get into the  Stratford River Festival this week-end, as the organisers are concerned about recent terror attacks so are putting in security measures.

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Should gas lockers be locked?

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

WITH doubts being raised by various contributors about  gas lockers being padlocked or left unlocked we contacted the fire people with a representative telling us that quick means to turn off the gas must be available in the case of fire. We then received information from a long standing BSS examiner:

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Motorbikes on towpaths

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

I THINK the term 'motorbike' is rather restrictive, writes Bill Ridgeway.

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Boater jailed for sexally assaulting 14 years old girl

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

A MAN living on a narrowboat moored at Long Itchington on the Grand Union Canal has been jailed for 20 months after grooming and sexually assaulting a girl he knew was only 14 after arranging to meet her ‘away from prying eyes’.

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Through and over Blisworth Tunnel

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

SUCH was the popularity of the 'Over and Under the Hill'—through and over Blisworth Tunnel on the Grand Union Canal that it has been arranged again for the end of July.

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Marina to be shut down and all boaters evicted

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

THE New Islington Marina was constructed in 2013 as part of a new short waterway connecting the Rochdale and Ashton canals in Manchester, accommodating resident boaters, but they have been told they have to vacate the marina for 12 months.

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Damaged swing bridge closes Macclesfield Canal

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

THE Macclesfield Canal is closed again, this time by the damaged Royal Oak Swing Bridge.

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Village at War Weekend—10th Anniversary

Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

WHOEVER thought up the idea of turning a canalside village into as it was way back in the Second World War, could surely not have envisaged the tremendous success it would be, with now its 10th anniversary.

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"It will not turn there mate!"

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017

THAT was the advice of a passer-by to the steerer of a trip boat attempting to turn in a space shorter than his boat.

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