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Waterways campaigners and boating groups fear that the Union and Forth & Clyde canals could be slipping back into dereliction - but Scottish Canals 
says it’s working towards a sustainable future. So who’s right?

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Emma Smith, author and wartime boatwoman, has died

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Environmentalist Dhruv Boruah is pedalling his bike on the canals to collect plastic and raise awareness of the problems that it causes

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June 2018

The Canal & River Trust has said lock paddles left raised were cause of the embankment collapse that shut part of the Shropshire Union Canal just outside Middlewich

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June 2018

The plan to open up a length of the Cotswold Canals linking the Stroud valley to the waterways network likely to go ahead

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As the emergency closure to rebuild a lock wall at Marple extends to over seven months, we take an in-depth look at what happened, and what’s being done to repair it and prevent it happening again

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May 2018

Finsley Gate Wharf in Burnley, along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is set to be revived

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May 2018

Owners of widebeam craft will be paying more for licences than narrrowboaters following the Canal & River Trust’s licensing review

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May 2018

Advance tickets holders save 15% on the entry price and children aged 16 years and under receive free entry on all three days of the show

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April 2018

The parliamentary Bill which would for the first time require boats using the Middle Level Navigations to pay registration charges, has moved a stage closer to becoming law

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April 2018

A royal reconnection took place to mark completion of Cotswold Canals restoration from Brimscombe to Stonehouse

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April 2018

Scottish hireboat deal agreed

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Scottish Canals have made a deal with three hireboat operators...

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February 2018

Serious contamination was discovered, delaying the process

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March 2018

The Inland Waterways Association has joined other organisations in opposing higher licence fees for ‘continuous cruisers’ without home moorings

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February 2018

The Canal & River Trust has put in a formal request to the Government to transfer the Thames, Nene, Great Ouse, Medway and other Environment Agency rivers to CRT – to a mixed response from user groups

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February 2018

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