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A hireboat on the Thames tideway

Thames tideway hire ban lifted

Narrowboats on hire will now be able to return to the upper Thames tideway, following the lifting of a ban by the Port of London Authority - but whether they will again be seen on the lower length through central London (as pictured) is yet to be decided.

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Graham Boxer

New canal museums boss

A former director of the Imperial War Museum has been appointed to take over as Head of Museums at the Canal & River Trust - and the Trust has also appointed a new Finance Director to take over this summer.

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April: Dates for your Diary

As we were unable to print our usual diary page in this month’s edition of Canal Boat magazine, please find a list of dates and locations for April in this article instead.

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Birmingham canal reopens after engineers completed repairs.

Birmingham canal link reopens after repairs

Birmingham canal between Gas Street Basin and Salvage Turn reopens after engineers completed repairs.

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Waterways

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Can you guess the lock?

So you think you are a canal boating expert? Test your knowledge by guessing the names of these famous British locks

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Birmingham canal reopens after engineers completed repairs.

Birmingham canal link reopens after repairs

Birmingham canal between Gas Street Basin and Salvage Turn reopens after engineers completed repairs.

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Top 10 pubs along the River Severn for canal boaters

From Gloucester to Stourport, the River Severn acts as a popular destination for pleasure boaters and holiday makers. We’ve assembled a list of our top 10 pubs to quench your thirst in along the way.

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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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Canal Boats

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Can you guess the lock?

So you think you are a canal boating expert? Test your knowledge by guessing the names of these famous British locks

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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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Why do I need a galvanic isolator?

Making galvanic corrosion and galvanic isolation simple

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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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