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The first boat passed through the site of the breach on the Middlewich Arm of the Shropshire Union, after repairs were completed just before Christmas

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Vandalism resulting in a flood causing damage to local businesses has resulted in lock hours limits on the L&L

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Boats will be required to have suitable Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms or fail Boat Safety Scheme examination

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Locks, bridges, tunnels, channels and towpaths are all on the agenda for Waterway Recovery Group’s restoration volunteers in 2019, as it plans a programme with a slight Midlands flavour to it...

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February 2019

Work could start in 2020 on creating the terminus of the first phase of reopening the Cotswold Canals

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February 2019

An extra £5.35m announced by Transport Scotland will pay for repairs to immediate problems plaguing Scotland’s canals

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February 2019

A future for freight on the canals?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Four years ago the Canal & River Trust launched a last-ditch attempt to revive commercial freight carrying on the larger waterways before it died out completely. How has it fared since then?

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January 2019

More than three thousand people enjoyed the Anderton Boat Lift’s Firework Spectacular on Saturday 27 October

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A 1960s amphibious car and numerous canoes and kayaks and other small craft took to the water to mark the opening of the slipway

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Yet another Scottish bridge closure

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A further bridge failure in Edinburgh has meant closures in Scotland’s cash-strapped Lowland canals

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November 2018

Pennine canal routes begin to reopen

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Two Trans-Pennine routes shut by water shortages reopened in September – but the Canal & River Trust says the Leeds & Liverpool is expected to remain shut until at least the end of October

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The Boat Safety Scheme is to be modified next year subject to a consultation

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November 2018

Steve Haywood: diversify to survive

Friday, September 7, 2018

Steve Haywood fights the corner for more diversity in boating

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October 2018

Concerned at those taking risks crossing the Pontcysyllte on the Llangollen Canal, the Canal & River Trust has launched a campaign to encourage people to cross safely

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October 2018

As the canal system continues to suffer the after-effects of the hot dry early summer, we ask the Canal & River Trust what the prognosis is for routes affected by water shortage, and for the longer term future

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October 2018

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