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Wednesday 9 January

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Tuesday 8 January

Challenger Syndicateships ceases trading

Long-established shared ownership firm Challenger Syndicateships has entered administration.

The company administered one of the largest such operations on the canals, as well as a hire-fleet ("Challenger Stealth Hire"), and shared ownership ventures for sea-going boats and even sports cars.

It was run by Ed Rimmer, who first made his name at the Black Prince company. It, too, went into administration before being rescued by a new set of owners. Latterly he was also a member of the British Marine Federation board, helping to organise the inland feature at next week's London Boat Show.

Richard Fairhurst  | 11.20am | 3 comments


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  • Full public access a step closer for City Road Basin waterscape.com

    Plans to provide better public access to historic City Road Basin on the Regent’s Canal in Islington have taken a major step forward....

  • Final phase of £3.2m basin restoration expressandstar.com

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Friday 21 December

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  • Graffiti team takes to water thecnj.co.uk

    Staff from Islington Council will soon be boarding a barge on Regent’s Canal to blitz graffiti that couldn’t otherwise be reached. ...

  • Boats "too close for comfort" thecnj.co.uk

    Canalside residents in King’s Cross are embroiled in a row with British Waterways over plans for boat moorings within feet of their homes. ...

  • Duck saved from ice by fire crew news.bbc.co.uk

    A duck which was stuck in ice next to a canal bank in Greater Manchester has been rescued by firefighters. ...


Thursday 20 December

Happy Christmas from the WW team

Christmas is a time for peace and contemplation, but there's been precious little of that in the WW office over the last week as we rush to get the first issue of the New Year ready for the printers. Yet we're still hoping to get the chance for a little festive boating and towpath walking... deadlines permitting!

In amongst all this, we've uploaded several months' worth of articles from 2001. There are hundreds more ready to go in the New Year, covering much of the past eight years of WW. We'll also be adding new features to the site such as our regular 'Picture of the Day' feature, so do stay tuned.

To all our readers, very best wishes of the season.

Richard Fairhurst  | 6.55pm | add a comment


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  • Wales World Heritage bid backed newswales.co.uk

    Denbighshire has backed a move to make the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal a World Heritage Site. ...

  • Apartments get the nod rochdaleobserver.co.uk

    Controversial plans to build more than 40 apartments near Durn Bridge in Littleborough have been given the go-ahead by councillors. Residents say the plans would have an adverse impact on the Rochdale Canal. ...

  • Mayor of Rushcliffe opens new Gamston footbridge waterscape.com

    The Mayor of Rushcliffe, Cllr Christine Jeffreys, attended the opening of a new footbridge over the Grantham Canal last week (Wednesday 12 Decmeber) that provides a safe traffic-free route for schoolchildren and the local community. ...

  • Stoke Bruerne lights up for Christmas buckinghamtoday.co.uk

    Hundreds of people soaked up the Christmas atmosphere during the Lighting Up of Stoke Bruerne event. All three of the village's greens were lit up in celebration of Christmas on Saturday (15/12) with lights donated by parish councillors and residents, while illuminated boats gathered at the Grand Union Canal. ...


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