Local council rips-off canal society

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

THE canal restoration society Friends of the Cromford Canal were amazed to discover that the local council was ripping them off for £650 for  planning permission for two information signs on the disused waterway though only quoted £95 each.

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Fit smoke alarms

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

AS PART of Boat Safety week, narrowboat owners around the country are being urged to fit smoke alarms to their boats.

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ASBO swan saga continues

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

THE 'ASBO' swan reported in narrowboatworld as attacking boaters on the Cam in Cambridge, has found an ally.

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Towpath motorcyclist arrested

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

A MOTORCYCLIST racing along the towpath of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Blackburn was caught by the police and arrested after complaints of his dangerous driving.

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More Caldon development

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

WORK is about to start on a 'Canal Quarter' on the Caldon Canal at Hanley, which will include 250 new homes by the waterway.

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Canal ranger sought

Published: Thursday, 03 June 2010

BRITISH Waterways is on the lookout for a volunteer ranger who can bring that personal touch to the visitor hub of Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal.

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Wey boat burglar caught

Published: Thursday, 03 June 2010

THE man who it is believed broke into boats moored on the Wey has been apprehended by the police, Kathryn Dodington tells us.

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Stand-up paddling on the K&A

Published: Thursday, 03 June 2010

TO RAISE funds for charity, two stand-up paddlers are at the moment paddling their way from Bath on the Kennet & Avon Canal on their way to London.

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Impressive repair to cracked gate

Published: Thursday, 03 June 2010

THE bottom gate of Sanford Lock on the Thames was so badly cracked that a boater was told it could have given way at any time.

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Another closure on Leeds & Liverpool

Published: Thursday, 03 June 2010

LACK of water has closed another section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal—between Appley Bridge and Poolstock.

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