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Daily Archives: September 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Will lockdown easing see more of us using rivers?

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Enjoying the water – but who owns it? Figures suggest that more people than ever are heading to Britain’s rivers with the easing of lockdown – renewing calls for better public rights of access. It comes as MPs are to consider proposals aimed at opening up the waterways to all. But after recent incidences …

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Police called out to dispute near Brighouse between poachers and bailiffs

A heated dispute between poachers and bailiffs at Brookfoot Ponds near Brighouse led to police being called out. An eyewitness said: “Fishing poachers threatened Brighouse Angling Club’s bailiff, police called and other bailiffs. “Police threatened to arrest one of the bailiffs. I have been blocked in for about an hour and a quarter.” Brookfoot is a village which lies between …

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