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Waterways diversity under threat

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Waterways maintenance company The Rothen Group has warned that the explosion in duckweed is threatening marine life and is calling for a sustainable solution

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A five-year programme to create England's first coast-to-coast canoe trail has been completed

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the opening of Lock 15 of the Woolsthorpe flight on the Grantham Canal following rebuilding by volunteers

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The investigation into the causes of the dam spillway's failure is getting under way

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As the investigations into the high-profile dam emergency get under way, we speak to the Canal & River Trust's Head of Asset Management Julie Sharman about the possible causes and consequences of the failure

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A new transport corridor to connect the HS2 high speed railway to Derby may scupper the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust's plans to reopen the Derby Canal, unless a more expensive option for the link is chosen

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The CRT has launched its 'prospectus for London', highlighting the ways that its waterways can contribute to "good growth, prosperity and wellbeing"

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A navigable but badly silted former canal reservoir near Birmingham is receiving funding for dredging and other improvements

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The historic 'Tom Pudding' tug Wheldale is under threat of being sold off after the closure of the Yorkshire Waterways Museum

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The diesel engine could be on the way out for canal boaters if the Government carries its recently launched plan through to its conclusion

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"Any new models on offer at this year's show?" we asked at 20th annual Crick Boat Show. And we were surprised by the proliferation of electric options

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Lock 89 on the Rochdale Canal has now been fitted with railings in an attempt to deter members of the public from crossing the canal via the lock gate walkways, following two drownings in the Manchester city centre canal length last year.

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Figures from the Canal & River Trust indicate that Britain's waterways would be free of plastic if every visitor to the canals did this one thing

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The detective thriller set on the canals is a heart stopping first venture - with a serial pusher

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Why is a highways body supporting a canal restoration to the tune of £4m? We follow the story of the M5 motorway and the 'Missing Mile'...

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