We’ve reopened Gloucester bridge to tall ships

We’re preparing to welcome a flotilla of vessels into Gloucester for the popular Tall Ships Festival after repairs made to a major lift bridge that allows ships passage into Gloucester Docks. During an inspection, cracks were found at the base of a mast on High Orchard Bridge, which carries St Ann Way over the Gloucester…

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National Waterways Museum’s stolen Tilley lamps recovered

We’re delighted that three ‘Tilley’ lamps stolen from the National Waterway Museum have been recovered thanks to the keen eye of one of our volunteers, who spotted the lamps for sale on eBay. Our museums team alerted the police, who recovered the items. The seller is now assisting police. Holding 90% of the UK’s inland…

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Floating sculpture on Sheffield & Tinsley Canal gets thumbs up

Planning permission granted for ambitious artwork by Alex Chinneck. We are delighted to confirm that a new floating sculpture by internationally renowned artist Alex Chinneck has been granted planning permission. The ambitious new commission will be installed on the Tinsley Flight, close to Tinsley Marina later this year and is the first time the artist…

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His Majesty King Charles III confirmed as patron of Canal & River Trust

We are honoured that His Majesty King Charles III has announced his Patronage following a review of Royal Patronages conducted after His Majesty’s accession to the throne. As the former Prince of Wales, His Majesty had previously been our Patron since we were founded in 2012. His Majesty has had a long interest in waterways…

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We ‘reel in’ thousands of young people to fishing programme

The UK’s most popular programme of angling events has got underway. The Let’s Fish! events, offer the opportunity for thousands of local people to pick up a fishing pole and enjoy spending time by the water’s edge. Let’s Fish! Let’s Fish! is a national programme of over 400 introductory events taking place across England and…

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Artificial Intelligence Helps To Protect Historic Canal Bridges From Vehicle Strikes

An innovative artificial intelligence (AI) CCTV system is being trialled by the Canal & River Trust charity on the Lancaster Canal to catch careless hit-and-run motorists, who each year cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to historic hump-back canal bridges. As well as inconvenience to local residents and boaters, vehicle strikes on 200-year-old stone…

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