BW West Midlands get tough

Published: Wednesday, 05 August 2009

I have heard reports that BW West Midlands has a new mooring patrol officer walking the towpaths. The 'white shirt' in question has ruffled a few feathers of the continuous mooring brigade in the Fradley area in particular, I understand, writes Ralph Freeman.

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More cash for Cotswold Canals

Published: Monday, 03 August 2009

THE restoration of the Cotswold Canals has received a further boost with an injection of £12 millions.

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Boats in danger on the Ouse

Published: Monday, 03 August 2009

BOATS have been refused admission to the council owned basin on the Ouse in York, leaving them in danger when the river floods.

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The new waterway units

Published: Monday, 03 August 2009
The names of the 11 new waterway units in England and Wales which will become operational from October have been announced.

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Forensic experts examine lock death boat

Published: Saturday, 01 August 2009

FORENSIC experts have made a thorough examination of the narrowboat involved in the death of the woman in an Oxford Canal lock.

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Government cuts BW grant by 16.7%

Published: Friday, 31 July 2009

THE Government has served British Waterways with a massive cut of the available grant in aid of nearly £10 millions for next year, which can only further exacerbate the worsening state of the waterways.

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Hire boater dies in Oxford Canal lock

Published: Friday, 31 July 2009
A WOMAN hire boater died yesterday (Thursday 30th July) after she fell from her boat into a lock on the Oxford Canal.

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Police raid narrowboat

Published: Friday, 31 July 2009
Police raided a narrowboat at Brentford yesterday (30th July) and found £5,000 worth of stolen property.

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More fencing for Manchester?

Published: Friday, 31 July 2009

With another man drowning in the Rochdale Canal at Dulcie Street in Manchester, is there going to be a call for even more fencing being erected?

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Inexperienced crew sink day hire boat

Published: Thursday, 30 July 2009

An all male inexperienced crew of 10 in a day hire boat managed to sink it in Stanstead Lock on the Lee.

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