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    MAIB opens paddleboarding deaths investigation

    2021-11-08T11:07:00Z

    The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has begun an investigation following the death of four paddleboarders on the River Cleddau, near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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    Canal repairs undeterred by pandemic

    2021-11-05T15:10:00Z

    Despite the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Canal & River Trust has continued its upkeep of the inland waterways of England and Wales, completing nearly 100 major projects as well as routine and emergency repairs.

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    4% rise for Canal & River Trust

    2021-11-03T13:48:00Z

    The Canal & River Trust is to raise private and business boat licence fees by 4% from April 1 2022.

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    Waterways Ireland invites public to comment on climate action plan

    2021-11-03T10:39:00Z

    Waterways Ireland has launched a public consultation on its first Climate Action Plan which sets out how the organisation will meet its climate action targets over the coming decade.

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    HVO trial confirms diesel replacement

    2021-11-01T17:21:00Z

    A trial instigated by the Inland Waterway Association’s Sustainable Boating Group using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is proving successful and could pave the way for a more sustainable fuel for diesel engines.

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    Plans for Thames boatyard

    2021-11-01T14:07:00Z

    The Rose Toop collection of historic boats could soon have a new home if a planning application is successful.

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    Canals a ‘lifeline’ during Covid-19 pandemic

    2021-10-29T11:07:00Z

    The Canal & River Trust has published its 2020/21 Annual Report & Accounts, documenting a year dominated by Covid-19, from the pandemic’s operational and financial impact to the lifeline the waterways provided for millions of people.

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    £1.4m for lock restoration

    2021-10-25T16:39:00Z

    The Canal & River Trust has been awarded more than £1.4 million in funding for seven heritage projects across England.

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    Toddbrook Reservoir repair plans submitted

    2021-10-22T08:58:00Z

    The restoration of Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire has taken a major step forward this month with the submission of a planning application for its permanent repair by the Canal & River Trust.

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    Govt funding bid for Welsh Canal revamp

    2021-10-06T11:07:00Z

    A consortium of charities keen to restore the Montgomery Canal has welcomed news that the canal is one of the projects the Growing Mid Wales Board is submitting to the UK and Welsh governments.

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    TRG awards its operators

    2021-09-27T17:58:00Z

    The Rothen Group (TRG) has introduced new recognition to award its most experienced operators with ‘Lifting Legends’ status, in a bid to raise the bar for lifting safety and ensure best practice.

  • The ‘Electrify the Broads’ project will look at how to decarbonise boating on the Norfolk Broads Photo: The Broads Authority
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    Govt funding to ‘Electrify the Broads’

    2021-09-24T10:56:00Z

    A partnership of researchers and Norfolk Broads businesses has won government funding to help explore how the UK’s largest area of protected wetlands can transition to cleaner fuels and propulsion.

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    £9.5m for Thames improvements programme

    2021-09-13T09:54:00Z

    The Environment Agency has released its 2021/22 list of navigation improvements to the Thames and, with a total budget of £9.5 million, it’s the largest investment programme in a decade.

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    Crick Boat Show August 2021

    2021-08-02T10:58:00Z

    The Crick Boat Show is on schedule to return on 20 to 22 August, having been postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Business booms at Reedley Boat Hire

    2021-07-28T12:52:00Z

    Seeing his wife exhausted by working as a healthcare assistant on the Covid-19 pandemic frontline inspired Gerry Gill from Lancashire to start up a day-boat hire business.

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    Registration charges consultation

    2021-07-23T17:02:00Z

    The Environment Agency (EA) has launched a consultation on proposed registration charges which will be introduced from 2022.

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    ROV a ‘game-changer’ for maintenance

    2021-07-16T13:13:00Z

    A new underwater robot, currently being trialled on the Carr Mill Reservoir near St Helens, will be a game changer for future maintenance, says the Canal & River Trust.

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    Hercules Hydraulics partners with Beta Marine

    2021-07-09T17:14:00Z

    Hercules Hydraulics has appointed Beta Marine as its distributor for the UK inland waterways market.

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    Complaints to Waterways Ombudsman increase

    2021-07-01T11:47:00Z

    The Waterways Ombudsman and the Waterways Ombudsman Committee have seen a substantial rise in the number of complaints over the last 12 months.

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    Grand Canal Greenway extension gets go ahead

    2021-06-30T11:00:00Z

    The Grand Canal Greenway is to be extended from the 12th Lock to Hazelhatch Bridge after the Irish government allocated an additional €1.4m to South Dublin County Council for the completion of the works by 2022.