The Canal and River Trust is asking boaters to complete a survey to help the charity make better use of London's waterspace
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Boat licence fees will rise by 3% next April
From April 2018, the cost of a Canal and River Trust boat licence will rise by 3%. The announcement comes as feedback is sought on the future of the national boat licence
Pictures of the week: Stunning images from the world of boating and yachting
Becalmed conditions for the Volvo Ocean Race crews, the latest Princess sports bridge motor yacht and making music in Britain's longest canal tunnel. See our pictures of the week
A riot of colour: Boats in Bloom shortlist announced
The shortlist of the inaugural Boats in Bloom has been revealed and there seem to be no end to the imagination of boaters when it comes to their gardens. Which one catches your eye?
18 rescued after a pleasure cruiser gets stuck on the Anderton Boat Lift
Firefighters had to rescue 18 people after a 50-foot pleasure cruiser got stuck on the Anderson Boat Lift in Cheshire yesterday (2 July)
New licence introduced for boat renting in the UK
The Canal and River Trust, which manages much of the UK's waterways, has introduced a new letting licence in the wake of more people living on rented boats
Mystery of the large safe found at the bottom of the Regent’s Canal
A large safe, which stopped a 45-tonne work boat in its tracks, has been discovered at the bottom of the Regent's Canal in London
Canoeists turn out for festive Santa Splash paddle
Dressed in Father Christmas outfits, canoeists turned out to take part in the annual Santa Splash festival paddle along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Death of man on the Droitwich Junction Canal ruled accidental
Allen Green, 49, drowned when his narrowboat sank in Lock 5 on the Droitwich Junction Canal on 25 July, 2016.
Explore the Standedge Tunnel – the longest and deepest in Britain
The 200-year-old Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is being given a vital check up by engineers from the Canal and River Trust.
Behind the scenes of Britain’s waterways
Next month, the Canal and River Trust is launching its national programme of free open days to give the public a peek behind the scenes of Britain's waterways.
Winter makeovers for some of the UK’s canals
Around £43 million will be spent giving winter makeovers to the network of waterways run by the Canal and River Trust.
Who lives on London’s boats?
The Canal & River Trust is conducting a new survey to try and find out who lives on boats moored in London and what their needs might be.
Will the waterway you plan to cruise this winter be shut or open?
Boaters are being encouraged to check if the waterway they want to cruise over winter is open as the Canal & River Trust publishes its winter maintenance schedule.
Work progressing on the Elland Bridge
The Elland Bridge, which was damaged during the 2015 Boxing Day floods in West Yorkshire, is being rebuilt with original features. The canal through Elland has now reopened.
Lucky escape for 80-year-old driver after she makes a wrong turn
The confused driver had to be rescued after she made the wrong turn onto the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal towpath in Wales.
Fobney Lock reopens following removal of sunken narrowboat
The Canal and River Trust says Fobney Lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal has now reopened. It has been closed since 9 August after a narrowboat sank.
Kennet recreates the inaugural boat passage from Leeds to Liverpool
To mark the bicentenary of the opening of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the historic short boat, Kennet, will recreate the inaugural ceremonial journey.
Chronicling the story of the nation’s canals
Writer in residence, Jasper Winn will be travelling around Britain's canals recording the quirkier side of life on the waterways.
Restoring the historic Grantham Canal
Volunteers are now preparing to lay new foundations at lock 15 of the Grantham Canal in Lincolnshire as part of restoration work.