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Rare floating water plant at risk

30 July 2015

VOLUNTEERS are being invited to support a vital ecological project across the Rochdale and Huddersfield Canals in a bid to protect the increasingly rare Floating Water Plantain, Luronium natans.

Native only to Europe, its populations are thought to be in steady decline since the turn of the century as many of its natural habitats have been lost or lacked management.


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Cleaner water spells good news for Midlands canals

29 July 2015

WORK to protect kingfishers, otters, dragonflies and other aquatic life has received a welcome boost after a project to improve water quality on canals and rivers across the Midlands won a national award.

The project, carried out by a team of 30 volunteers from across the Midlands, has been announced as a winner of the Canal & River Trust’s 2015 Waterways Alive Awards.


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Featured Videos

30 June 2015

10 Top Tips for having boat insurance

Haven Hints are designed to provide useful information on a range of topics in easy ‘Ten Top Tips’ format to help boat owners. This clip highlights the importance of having the right boat insurance and why and when you might need it.

When is boat insurance compulsory? Is your boat insured when being towed on the road? Why should you have Third Party Cover? What happens if you take your boat abroad - or plan a single-handed voyage? Haven’s Top Ten Tips for having boat insurance answers all these questions - and more….

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Feature Articles

20 May 2015

By navigating through various sections of the boat, you are given access to a timeline summary explaining how boating technology such as radar and life jackets have developed over the years and what the latest technological development has been. Click Here>>

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Canal trust's country pub reopens tonight

Canal trust's country pub reopens tonight

31 July 2015

MALSWICK House, a traditional country pub in Malswick, Newent, Gloucestershire, will be celebrating its re-opening from 5pm tonight (Friday, 31st July 2015), following its extensive refurbishment
The evening will provide the perfect start to the weekend, incorporating a hog roast and live music from 7pm.


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Tiller bar on a narrowboat

22 July 2015

EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are over 50 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. This month we look at the tiller bar on a narrowboat.

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Current Issue: August 2015

Issue August 2015

Volunteer of the Year: Still time to nominate your choice
New boater on the ropes
The best of Braunston
Crick Show boat review
373 boats for sale
Historic aqueduct carries men and machines to stop canal leak
Van appeal making progress
Princess opens extension
Recycling bin roll-out


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