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Trust staff and volunteers from Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust spent a weekend learning the ancient art of hedge-laying

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May 2019

The Inland Waterways Association has released the results of its canals gaptracker survey

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May 2019

A possible ‘facilities payment’ for boaters on London’s waterways is among the IWA’s proposals for dealing with pressure on the capital’s canals and rivers

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May 2019

An inquest into a fatal fall from the aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal in 2016 has recorded the death as ‘misadventure’

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May 2019

Trailable narrowboats will be heading north this summer as the Inland Waterways Association’s National Trailboat Festival returns to the Lancaster Canal

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April 2019

The pub on the Wilts & Berks Canal has an unusual feature: a newly-built narrowboat with cosy seating inside

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April 2019

A floating festival will celebrate the reopening of Scottish coast-to-coast route in May

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April 2019

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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