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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Brinklow Marina on the northern Oxford Canal has become the 11th site operated by Castle Marinas

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Our photographer captured some of the first leisure boats to start cruising on 29th March as lockdown restrictions ease

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The UK canal boat hire industry is gearing up to bounce back as soon as Covid-related restrictions are lifted

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Waterways supporters urged to object to planning application that would stop the Uttoxeter Canal restoration project in its tracks

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Friday, October 16, 2020

A £9m National Lottery grant will see boats cruising the first 10 miles of the Cotswold Canals to Stroud and beyond in less than four years time!

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Holiday boating is back on Britain’s canals and rivers - and it looks set for a belated summer boom

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Out and about
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Canal & River Trust and the Inland Waterways Association were both urging Ministers not to sacrifice this summer’s holiday boating

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Boats
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Some businesses that enrich our waterways may not survive the lockdown

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

The waterways are gradually coming back to life after the Coronavirus related lockdown

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

With the extended lockdown period due for review soon after this issue appears in print, it is not known how long restrictions on canals and towpaths will continue

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

Boat licensing for craft on the formerly free-to-navigate Middle Level Navigations will come into force soon

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

Cash payments for “large purchases” such as boat licences will no longer be accepted by the Canal & River Trust from 1 April this year, as it continues to move away from cash

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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Calder & Hebble Navigation is likely to remain shut for a year as a result of damage caused by the winter floods

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

This striking new bridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal in Glasgow has been given the go-ahead

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

Two reports have been published about last year’s structural failure at Toddbrook Reservoir

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

Crick Boat Show postponed, many events cancelled. Museums, trip boats, theatre, working parties all curtailed

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Out and about
Monday, March 16, 2020

Crick Boat Show has become the latest inland waterways event to be put on hold as a result of the Coronovirus threat

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Out and about
Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Canal & River Trust is celebrating a rise in community spirit on the nation’s canals with record numbers of people volunteering

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Canals
Thursday, February 27, 2020

We found out how the badges will help disabled members of the boating community

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Canals
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Levels of boater satisfaction with the Trust’s waterways has been reported in the monthly and annual surveys

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Canals
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Initial works aimed at putting the reservoir back into use are already under way

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Canals
Friday, December 6, 2019

The annual increase in boat licence fees for 2020 has been set by the Canal & River Trust

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Canals
Friday, December 6, 2019

Yorkshire’s Aire & Calder Navigation is finally set to go ahead with long-awaited plans for large commercial freight barges

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Canals
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Richard MacKenzie embarked on a litter-pick running the entire length of the Oxford Canal

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The soft stone suffered from weathering and vandalism – and it proved difficult to source a replacement

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Problems with leakage on the Macclesfield Canal have led to a winter stoppage being brought forward

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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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Thursday, October 3, 2019

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

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

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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Thursday, October 3, 2019

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

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

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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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

“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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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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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Thursday, June 27, 2019

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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Friday, May 31, 2019

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

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Friday, May 31, 2019

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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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Angling Trust and CRT have announced the details of their Let’s Fish! angling participation campaign for 2019

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Feature
Friday, May 17, 2019

How the canals are preparing for the UK’s new high speed railway

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Boating tourism is on the rise according to figures released recently

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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

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Feature
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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

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News
Friday, April 5, 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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Wednesday, March 27, 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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Thursday, March 7, 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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Thursday, March 7, 2019

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

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