Foxton canal set to reopen to boat traffic

Leicester line of Grand Union Canal The slippage was caused by heavy rainfall in December

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The Canal and River Trust says work to clear a landslide on a stretch of canal in Leicestershire should enable boats to move by the end of the week.

Work began on Wednesday to dredge a channel through a 60m (195 ft) stretch of the Grand Union Canal near Foxton.

December's heavy rainfall caused a blockage after earth slipped from the offside embankment.

A trust spokesman said it was a temporary solution and major work would be needed to reinstate the embankment.

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