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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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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

The Montgomery Canal’s Aston Nature Reserve extension is being built as part of a Lottery-funded restoration project

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September 2018

Following three liftbridge closures on the Scottish Lowland canals, the Scottish Government has provided extra funding – but waterways supporters are not convinced that it will save the system

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September 2018

Following the continued hot and dry weather, the Canal & River Trust announced that a long section of the trans-Pennine length of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal would close until further notice

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September 2018

Rain and thunder may have punctuated the evenings of the Crick Boat Shows, but the days combined fair weather and bright prospects for canal boatbuilders

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August 2018

CRT relaunches for ‘wellbeing’

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Canal & River Trust launched its new logo in May

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August 2018

A new romantic comedy set on London’s canals is coming out in July

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July 2018

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