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What's happening on the UK Canals and Rivers

Canal Junction has regular news updates on canal matters, progress reports on the many canal restoration and rebuilding schemes and special features about UK canals and inland waterways.

Quiz CRT about how it makes best use of its funds

Fund Britain’s Waterways (FBW) plans to give its members the opportunity to quiz CRT and other Navigation Authorities about how ...More

Over 3500 breakdown & emergency callouts in 2023

River Canal Rescue (RCR) reports it responded to 121 major incidents in 2023. There were over ...More

Boaters find they’re not covered for deluges

Three recent storms which brought sudden torrential rainfall across the UK sunk dozens of canal boats across our canals and ...More

How to avoid getting stuck on the bottom

With the current low canal and river water levels plus sand bank and silt build-ups and debris and weed-filled waterways, ...More

More progress on Montgomery Restoration

After more than six years of planning and fund-raising a new Schoolhouse Bridge on the Montgomery Canal is taking shape. ...More

Damp summer leads to electrical breakdowns

Over the last seven months the top reason for River Canal Rescue (RCR) callouts has been electrical faults, although overall ...More

CRT funding slashed by 40% from 2027

The Government has announced a reduced funding settlement to the Canal & River Trust of ‘over £400m’ for the ten-year ...More

Your valid BSS doesn’t guarantee electrical safety

It seems that a valid Boat Safety Scheme (B.S.S.) certificate doesn’t always guarantee that a boat is safely wired. River ...More

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