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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.

Why do canal boats breakdown and sink?

River Canal Rescue in 2019 attended an average of 105 call-outs a week. 18 of these were for major rescues ...More

No room for lock at Somerset tidal barrier

IWA condemns the ‘short-sighted’ refusal to leave space for a lock by new Somerset tidal barrier on River Parrett. A ...More

Charity cuts back vegetation and finds award

A passenger boat charity take off side vegetation cuts into their own hands and win a national Living Waterway’s Award ...More

Llangollen Canal closed by storm damage

The Llangollen canal has been closed by bank damage caused by the recent heavy rain storms about 1 mile below ...More

Locked locks already happening in 2019

Lock closures to reduce water use in March and April are already affecting canal routes. At one time last year all ...More

Llangollen Canal Hurleston lock woes get worse

Over just 4 days in April three boats got jammed in the bottom lock at Hurleston, the only entrance to ...More

IWA creates a ‘Vision for London’

As the number of boats on London’s waterways continues to grow and overcrowding and lack of facilities get worse the ...More

Single Handed Canal Boating Top Ten Tips

Canals can be a risky environment for all boaters. But if you are boating single handed then the risks can ...More

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