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  1. Strictly speaking, the EU didn't as it was set down in Directive 92/77/EEC https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:31992L0077 . For an exciting (?) history of VAT rules see https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN02683/SN02683.pdf
  2. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/-/media/boe/files/speech/2019/the-economic-outlook-speech-by-gertjan-vlieghe.pdf?la=en&hash=92DDF8DB5E77A389038F3A9CA010280349C03F2A
  3. That photograph is from reports of a meeting held almost a year ago e.g. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/15/labour-tory-remainer-mps-brussels-meeting-eu-chief-negotiator-barnier
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    I can confirm that Dogs Trust are happy to rehome to boats, they let me have the best dog in the world almost 10 years back. They also have several stories of Doha rehomed to boats on their website, the most recent from a couple of days ago https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/shrewsbury/centre-updates/news/it-s-all-paws-on-deck-for-hendricks
  5. There is quite a bit about this incident out there on the internet, found by searching "accident wooler bridge 1908", although some details don't match, e.g. The name of the engine. https://www.labonche.net/2017/09/incident-in-wooler-1908/ http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/archive/wooler-bridge-showmans-engine-accident
  6. Modern view https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/834239 1947 map showing what may be the railway branch line https://maps.nls.uk/view/101601411
  7. This set of pictures http://collections.canalrivertrust.org.uk/bw200.1.33.3 are of Stanton Lock no 65 on the main line of the Erewash. That lock being 65 agrees with this Wikipedia page https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erewash_Canal which identifies lock 72 as Shipley Lock. Looking at my Nicholsons guide, the canal curves to the right above this lock.
  8. is from a previous discussion on VAT. Hope it explains why it is being charged.
  9. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/12414/tuel-lane-deep-lock-sowerby-bridge-booking-information
  10. About 7 months. https://www.waterways.org.uk/chester/trent_mersey_canal_breach or https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent_and_Mersey_Canal#2012_breach_at_Dutton_Hollow
  11. Nobody knows what the situation will be after the current funding agreement ends will be. As part of that agreement, there will be a review of ongoing funding in a few years time. The agreement is at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/canal-river-trust-grant-agreement-with-defra and the relevant clause states: " 9.3 Notwithstanding the regular content and cycle of Review Meetings, in the financial year 2021/22 a review will take place to consider whether, and if so, the extent to which there is a case to continue to support by Grant the public benefits (including, but not by way of limitation, provision of land drainage, flood mitigation and other public safety benefits) provided by the waterways under CRT’s stewardship beyond the end of the Grant Period. The 2021/22 Review shall take into account, among other matters, CRT’s performance of its obligations arising under the Grant Agreement. Defra shall issue a report setting out the conclusions of this review with regard to continued support of CRT by Grant beyond the term of this Grant Agreement on or before 1 July 2022. "
  12. You'll find it a lot better next time you're down that way. This years cutting on the Oxford seems to have started at bridge 34 near Brinklow, and by last Saturday they had got to about halfway between 107 and 108. Much better than it was, though there are a couple of places where I did wonder why they hadn't done a little more.
  13. andy3196

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    Caframo did commmission some testing of their Ecofan 800, looking at potential fuel savings. The report is at http://www.ecofan.ch/pdf/Studie_Energieeinsparung_Ecofan_komplett.pdf Might be of interest to people, or easy to pick fault with.
  14. About a month ago, when I last went down to the basin, I saw that there were spaces on the offside moorings at the "Longford Engine" pub (next to bridge 10), and a sign advertising vacancies.
  15. Open the menu, uncheck "Fisheries" and "Waterway Wanderers", the reason for the change in colour will become clear.
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