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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.

River Cam’s Collapsing Banks Saved

A hard to reach section of bank on the River Cam has  been saved from collapse in just four months without ...More

Wexp get Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Wexp of Hemel Hempstead has just been granted The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its work. It runs three ...More

Rogue repairers cashing in on London boaters

Boat numbers in the London area have exploded by 8-10% every year for the last five years. Congestion on the ...More

Middlewich breach caused by lock paddles left open

The canal breach wasn’t caused by an embankment collapse but by a ‘tsunami’ of up to 3 million gallons of ...More

Scottish Canals split, in crisis again.

In January Scottish Canals announced that they could not afford to repair two bridges in the centre of the Forth ...More

New ratchet windlass helps take the strain

Stiff lock paddles can cause problems for the fittest boaters but now there is a new ratcheted windlass which aims ...More

Not much new in CRT license fee changes

A year long review of boat licensing that saw over 11000 boaters reply has resulted in few real changes to ...More

Are steel canalboats a sensible design for living?

If you live afloat on UK waterways you are likely to live in something boat shaped, even though many craft ...More

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