News

The canal is closed just south of Gas Street

Leaks close Birmingham canal link

Worsening water leakage into an old railway tunnel under the Worcester & Birmingham Canal has led to a length in central Birmingham being closed, cutting off the route from the south west until further notice.

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Canal Boat Editor Nick Wall quizzes Canal & River Trust Chief Richard Parry

Canal boating changes to come

Richard Parry of the Canal & River Trust explains the new canal boating and mooring regulations in the UK

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Ian Rogers

New CRT Customer Services chief

The Canal & River Trust now has a Head of Customer Services, with the appointment of Ian Rogers from insurance broker Aon to the new senior role.

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Wappenshall Warehouse

£1m canal warehouse grant at risk

A National Lottery grant of £1m to restore the historic Thomas Telford warehouses and canal basin at Wappenshall hangs in the balance, as the Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust appeals for help in a last-ditch attempt to raise £500,000.

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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

Even if you’re prepared to take the loss, your boat can still cause expensive damage

Helpful hints for boat owners

Owning a boat offers the ultimate escapism - but also some real issues for boat owners too!

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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 »