Canals have never been in such poor condition

Published: Friday, 18 August 2017

THE canals these days have never been in such poor condition, no matter what Canal & River Trust lie to us, the continuing emergency stoppages obviously belie its claim that it is 'in better condition than ever before', writes T. Lang.

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Leicester Line closed 20 days out of 54

Published: Friday, 18 August 2017

THE Canal & River Trust has revealed that there are to be four 'emergency navigation closures' on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal during September and October, writes Bill Ridgeway.

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Catfish discovered in Walsall Canal

Published: Friday, 18 August 2017

NORMALLY found in rivers in South America, a catfish has been discovered—alive—in Walsall Canal.

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IWA having problems getting advertisers

Published: Friday, 18 August 2017

SUCH are the problems getting advertising for the Inland Waterways Association 'Festival of Water’ event programme, that its rates have been chopped to less than a half.

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Four 'emergency navigation closures' on Leicester Line

Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Canal & River Trust has revealed that there are to be four 'emergency navigation closures' on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal during September and October.

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Duck weed takes over at Olympic Park

Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017

BOATING in the capital has come to a standstill as the hot weather has produced a green 'sea' of duck weed.

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Diabolical state of Hatton paddle gear

Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017

I am most pleased someone has at last told of the diabolical state of the paddle gear on the Hatton Flight of locks, writes Julie Woodvine.

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CaRT now into weddings

Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017

THE Canal & River Trust are now organising weddings, starting at Standedge Visitor Centre on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

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A trip on the Wild Side on the Stour

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

I HAVE lived in Thanet for nearly 40 years but until today I had never taken a river trip in nearby Sandwich on the Stour, admits Alan Tilbury.

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Appalled at the state of Hatton paddle gear

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WE USE the Hatton flight of 21 locks every couple of years and have watched its condition decline and rise and fall again over the last 30 years, writes Roger Fox.

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