Drunk jumped into canal

Published: Wednesday, 14 July 2010

THE police had to rescue a man who threatened to take his own life, then jumped from a bridge into the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Wigan.

Unlicensed on the Regent's

Published: Wednesday, 14 July 2010

THOUGH British Waterways boasts of its clearance of unlicensed boats and those permanently on lock moorings on the London waterways, boaters are still discovering plenty.

What's the point?

Published: Wednesday, 14 July 2010

THE Waterways Recovery Group recently spent two weeks working on a section of the Montgomery Canal, destroying a lush landscape, for little avail.

BW issues its L&L closure notice

Published: Wednesday, 14 July 2010

AS PREDICTED in narrowboatworld, British Waterways has issued the closure notice of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal for Monday 2nd August.

What does public opinion matter?

Published: Wednesday, 14 July 2010

LAST year there was a meeting at the Corn Exchange at Devizes to consider British Waterways scheme of erecting two statues, one at each end of the Kennet & Avon Canal. One at Reading and one at Bath, to celebrate the 200th year of the waterway.

Speeding cyclist nearly cost toddler his life

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

AS A speeding cyclist came down the towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Leicester, a toddler hastily stepped aside,  fell into the water, and nearly drowned.

Money for the Kennet & Avon

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

BRITISH Waterways, working with the Trustees of the Town, Manor of Hungerford and Natural England, will be carrying out a £400,000 project this summer.

Old canal found

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

THE city of canals—Birmingham—had more canals than first thought, with another unearthed.

Macclesfield closed at swing bridge

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

THE powered swing bridge at Oakgrove (Bridge 49) on the Macclesfield Canal has been damaged, and is in the closed position to boats, Ralph Freeman writes.

BW to rely on volunteers?

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

A NEW undertaking that has been commissioned by the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities reveals that volunteers are needed to enable BW to fulfil its navigation commitment.