Who pays for the deaths?

Published: Monday, 22 June 2009

In his column, David Hymers, recounts the NbW story that British Waterways is facing a massive fine regarding the death of a diver on the Severn and asks 'Who pays?' If history repeats itself then taxpayers and boaters will.

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Canal Boat Watch scheme for the Erewash

Published: Monday, 22 June 2009

IT WAS last year that police patrols were instigated along the towpath of the Erewash Canal, which went some way to cutting down on the vandalism to boats and towpath problems around Ilkeston and Cotmanay.

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BW employees reject pay freeze

Published: Saturday, 20 June 2009

BRITISH Waterways staff have voted to reject a pay freeze proposed by the organisation.

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New work boat

Published: Saturday, 20 June 2009
A MULTI-PURPOSE work boat has been launched on Ireland's inland waterways to begin life as a Waterways Ireland work boat.

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Marina ran dry

Published: Friday, 19 June 2009

IT WAS quite a shock for boaters at Fiddler's Ferry Marina yesterday (Thursday) when they found their boats on the bottom.

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BW face massive fine over diver's death

Published: Thursday, 18 June 2009

IT IS expected that massive fines will be handed out to British Waterways and Sea Technical Services (STS) after they admitted failings preceding a diver's death at a Severn lock.

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Slowing the towpath cyclists

Published: Wednesday, 17 June 2009

British Waterways has today (Wednesday 17th June) unveiled a temporary piece of artwork on the Regent's Canal towpath in Islington as part of a series of measures to help keep cyclists and pedestrians on the move safely.

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Three more developments bite the dust

Published: Wednesday, 17 June 2009

THREE massive waterside developments in Salford have become the latest victims of the credit crunch.

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BW responds to fence criticism

Published: Monday, 15 June 2009

FOLLOWING a wave of protests that the safety fence planned for Canal Street in Manchester will block access to Lock 86, British Waterways has announced a package of safety measures, Martin Clark of Pennine Waterways writes.

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Boaters beware

Published: Monday, 15 June 2009

BOATERS of a nervous disposition are warned about visiting the Ship Inn by the Ouse at Acaster Malbis near York.

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