Canal Watch for the Rochdale

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2009

ANYONE reading narrowboatworld will know that the Rochdale Canal is a favourite haunt for vandals, but it is getting so bad that a Canal Watch has been instigated by police and councils.

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Money for the locks

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2009

OVER £5 millions is to be spent between November and March on maintenance and upgrading facilities of the locks on a single waterway—not BW locks however.

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BW goes into the red

Published: Monday, 10 August 2009

A stunned silence from user groups has greeted British Waterways 2008/9 Annual Report and Accounts with the realisation that reserves are being used to prop up its failing property businesses, writes Allan Richards.

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Another new marina in doubt

Published: Monday, 10 August 2009

AFTER the refusal to grant planning permission for the new marina at Lantham on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, another seems in jeopardy, this time on the Stratford Canal.

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Thieves who broke into boats jailed

Published: Monday, 10 August 2009

TWO thieves who altogether broke into 18 boats on the River Great Ouse were quickly caught and have both been jailed.

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No marina for Lanhom

Published: Sunday, 09 August 2009

FOR the second time planning permission for a marina on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Lathom has been refused.

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BW cause popular narrowboat café to close

Published: Thursday, 06 August 2009
REALISING the success of Lorraine Fox's venture with a narrowboat café, British Waterways have now put it out to tender, closing her down.

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BW West Midlands get tough

Published: Wednesday, 05 August 2009

I have heard reports that BW West Midlands has a new mooring patrol officer walking the towpaths. The 'white shirt' in question has ruffled a few feathers of the continuous mooring brigade in the Fradley area in particular, I understand, writes Ralph Freeman.

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More cash for Cotswold Canals

Published: Monday, 03 August 2009

THE restoration of the Cotswold Canals has received a further boost with an injection of £12 millions.

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Boats in danger on the Ouse

Published: Monday, 03 August 2009

BOATS have been refused admission to the council owned basin on the Ouse in York, leaving them in danger when the river floods.

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