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High summer closure for key Leeds lock

A mystery leakage is set to cause a two-month midsummer closure of River Lock 1 in Leeds, the entrance lock to the Leeds & Liverpool…
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Generous legacy spent on another bridge

A generous legacy from a local resident is being used in restoring the historic Horseley Iron Bridge at the entrance to Braunston Marina.  Volunteers have…
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Hatherton Canal gets first new lock gates in nearly 40 years.

Canal contractors the Rothen Group were recently called in to help restore a tiny part of the old Hatherton Canal. The canal was abandoned in…
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Race to build a new lock gate

The south Stratford Canal had a crisis closure at the end of April, when the bottom gate of Lock 28, near Lowsonford, failed.  Upon inspection,…
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Canal blockages and breaches

Paul Knox-Johnston, Sales & Marketing Manager (Marine), Haven Knox-Johnston

When it comes to canal blockages, most of us immediately think of a rather large containership firmly wedged into the bank of the Suez Canal with comparatively tiny excavators attempting to dig it free! However, despite the differences in scale, when it comes to protection and Indemnity (P&I) and business interruption (BI) insurance, comparisons can be drawn to canal blockages on the UK canal network.
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Special edition pink Crewsaver is a lifesaver in two ways
Special edition pink Crewsaver is a lifesaver in two ways

If you are looking for a really distinctive life-jacket, Survitec, the maker of the Crewsaver brand, has created a limited…
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High output from Onboard Solar
High output from Onboard Solar

If you're looking to get the highest possible output from a PV panel installation on your wide-beam boat, this new…
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5-in-1 pliers
5-in-1 pliers

Laser Tools continues to innovate its manual tool range, with a new set of 5-in-1 pliers (part number 8763). These have…
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Aqua shared ownership
Aqua shared ownership

Aqua Narrowboats has gone into the shared-ownership narrowboat market. The Staffordshire company, which started as a hire fleet by building…
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