29 January 2015
IN TRUE Phoenix-like fashion, River Canal Rescue is rising from the ashes after a fire in an adjoining building gutted its premises and stock.
It hopes to move into newly built offices by April.
The team has been working from a temporary office since November with emergency and general enquiry lines on divert to mobiles and post re-directed to its new address.
28 January 2015
THE Canal & River Trust is looking for a tenant to operate a stretch of moorings on the historic Fossdyke Navigation near Torksey Lock.
Dating back to Roman times, the Fossdyke is thought by some to be Britain’s oldest canal. Torksey Lock is a popular stopping point for boaters at the junction between the Fossdyke and the mighty River Trent.
- Missing student - body found in river
- IWA raffle boosts restoration projects
- Australia Day tribute from English village where Sydney's founding father is buried
- Volunteers sought to welcome boaters to Liverpool
- Â£1.3M repairs to North West canals
- Partnership members sought for Manchester and Pennine canals
- Dredging helps keep Shropshire Union Canal open for business
- Triple whammy warning over wet wood
- Crunch decision for Broads National Park name
26 September 2014
Crick Marina: A Great Place To Moor
Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country, based on its quiet and central location, friendly people, realistic prices and, since 2000, its annual boat show. Visit: www.crickmarina.com
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina
16 September 2014
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina is the perfect base for private and share boat owners looking for a full range of facilities. Ideally situated at the heart of Cheshire’s canal network, the established marina offers a full range of services including a well-stocked chandlery, workshops, hardstanding and brokerage all with experienced staff to carry out your work or advise you on site.
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27 January 2015
THE Friends of Slough Canal has made progress on various fronts during the past year towards the aim of turning the canal into a well-used amenity.
Mini clean-ups are held on a monthly basis targeted at specific locations, details of which can be found on the group's Facebook page. The next of these is on Saturday February 1, meeting Trenches Bridge at 10am.
27 January 2015
THERE'S a chance to combine a lock visit with a shopping trip when the Canal & River Trust hosts free open days on the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal on Saturday and Sunday February 7-8 from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day.
New lock gates are being installed on this busy lock flight, which sits next to Meadowhall Shopping Centre. To do this CRT will have to drain a long stretch of the waterway, giving you the chance to venture down to the bed of the canal and have a good nosey around. This is a rare chance to see a canal from a totally different perspective.
19 January 2015
EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. This quick video shows you how to use nappy pins when mooring your narrowboat on Armco.
20 November 2014
EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. We are at the time of the year where people are winterising their narrowboats ready for the winter. This video clip shows what can happen to a boat when it is winterised and a water tank is emptied.
Current Issue: Feb 2015
• 411 boats for sale
• Holiday cruisers in pride of place at London Boat Show
• Who's helping to keep the home fires burning?
• Warning to boaters after canal arson
• First steps towards a new Wigan Pier
• Preserving the traditions of canal arts and crafts
• New customer services chief
• Solar park plans rejected • Grant boost for Staveley lock
• Next issue on sale: February 26, 2015