Waterways lose supporters

THE General Election resulted in some good waterway supporting MP's being ousted from their seats.

Boater drank himself to death

THE boater who was found dead on his narrowboat at Mercia Marina in January had literally drunk himself to death, a coroners' court was told.

New job for Caroline

FORMERLY Head of Customer Services, Caroline Killeavy has been given a senior management position in the new post of Head of Community Engagement.

Space for trade boats

THOUGH Middlewich Town Council do not organise the Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival, it is helping by providing space for trade boats at Town Wharf during its weekend.

Buy a brick

THE Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) has reached agreement with Loxwood community representatives over the appearance of the metal railings on the new canal bridge, which many did not like.

Helping boat share owners

A VICTIM himself of the Challenger Syndicateships débâcle of two years ago, Andrew Barton of Nantwich Canal Centre is offering a service to those boat share owners who are at present finding themselves vulnerable after the OwnerShips problems.

Narrowboater saves car driver

IT WAS a narrowboater who was on hand to save a woman after she crashed her car into a canal.

OwnerShips phoenix?

OWNERSHIPS Financial Director, Anthony Trueman, has given OwnerShips Ltd the kiss of death by announcing that it is to go into receivership with debts of £1.8m, writes Allan Richards.

More plans for Lancaster Canal

STILL more plans for the terminus of the Lancaster Canal in Kendal, and more ambitious than ever.

European waterways exam online

BOATERS taking their craft abroad have to sit an exam to obtain a certificate to show they are competent, usually organised through the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) but can now do it without leaving their homes!