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Mercia Marina

Celebrations on the Boardwalk

The Grand Opening Weekend of Mercia Marina’s new £1.7m Boardwalk development attracted thousands of visitors over 11 to 12 October.

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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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Shake-up for CRT’s Governance

Two and a quarter years since it was launched, the Canal & River Trust is making the first major changes to the way that it’s governed.

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Vetus launch new engines

Southampton Boat Show isn’t always known for inland waterways launches,

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Waterways

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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A Boaters Guide to Star Gazing

It was an ambitious plan. Ninety-four locks over 111 miles around the Four Counties Ring in a week; that was the challenge that lay before our crew of five one drizzly Saturday afternoon in the Potteries. Picking our way through the mist-capped kilns, our chosen route for our ninth year out for a week in a narrowboat could not have seemed more daunting. Little did I know that just over 48 hours later I’d encounter one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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Children can try out lock keeping at Foxton

Calling all youngsters between the ages of seven and 14 years! Ever wondered what it would be like to be a lock-keeper?

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Canal Boats

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 »

A Boaters Guide to Star Gazing

It was an ambitious plan. Ninety-four locks over 111 miles around the Four Counties Ring in a week; that was the challenge that lay before our crew of five one drizzly Saturday afternoon in the Potteries. Picking our way through the mist-capped kilns, our chosen route for our ninth year out for a week in a narrowboat could not have seemed more daunting. Little did I know that just over 48 hours later I’d encounter one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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Fuel filter gauze clear and blocked

“Beware the Bug,” says RCR

Supplies of fuel contaminated with diesel bug are suspected of being the reason behind an unexpected rise in fuel-related call-outs to River Canal Rescue’s waterways breakdown service.

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