December 29 2014 Latest news:

News

Canal volunteers up for awards

Heroes, explorers and young volunteers are the three categories of waterway volunteers that the Canal & River Trust is looking for as it seeks nominations for three new annual volunteering awards.

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Steve Hudson R.I.P.

We are sorry to have to bring you the sad news that Steve Hudson of SM Hudson Boatbuilders of Glascote died suddenly and unexpectedly in hospital on 2 December, after a short illness.

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“Wear lifejackets” says CRT

As a result of a fatal accident in Harecastle Tunnel earlier this year, the Canal & River Trust is advising all boaters to wear lifejackets – and not just in tunnels.

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Sean Williams, new CRT Welfare Officer

Welfare Officer welcome

A Welfare Officer has been appointed by the Canal & River Trust as part of its strategy for supporting “boaters who are finding it harder to cope with life afloat”.

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Waterways

Carpenters Road Lock

£2.7m Lottery win for canals

£2.7m Lottery win for canals

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Fradley saved from HS2 threat

The Trent & Mersey and Coventry Canals around Fradley Junction will not now suffer from anything like the impact originally threatened by the HS2 high speed railway, thanks to changes made to the rail plans.

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Mud, glorious mud

These are just a few of over 60 volunteers from Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) and the Kent & East Sussex Canal Restoration Group (KESCRG) who have been getting to the bottom of things at Inglesham Lock on the Cotswold Canals.

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Keep your cool

James Turner explains some technical aspects of fridges for boats and compares a selection from the key suppliers for power consumption and price

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Canal Boats

Do you Paint or Polish?

Always a question for boat owners to consider, James Oakley from Bullet Polish offers some invaluable tips on the subject.

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Fradley saved from HS2 threat

The Trent & Mersey and Coventry Canals around Fradley Junction will not now suffer from anything like the impact originally threatened by the HS2 high speed railway, thanks to changes made to the rail plans.

Read more »

Mud, glorious mud

These are just a few of over 60 volunteers from Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) and the Kent & East Sussex Canal Restoration Group (KESCRG) who have been getting to the bottom of things at Inglesham Lock on the Cotswold Canals.

Read more »

Keep your cool

James Turner explains some technical aspects of fridges for boats and compares a selection from the key suppliers for power consumption and price

Read more »