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

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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

A reduction in the size of the CRT’s team of executive directors has been followed by news of further cuts at the highest levels

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February 2018

The BBC programme was first aired in May 2017

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Graffiti attacks on historic waterway structures represent 50 percent of all vandalism incidents - and cost a lot to remove!

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January 2018

A switch-around at the Canal & River Trust has seen the departure of one director and changes in the responsibilities of another four

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January 2018

Despite a delay, the parliamentary process to introduce boat licences on the Middle Level Navigations is back on track

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January 2018

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