Famous drying shed preserved

Published: Tuesday, 20 July 2010

THWAITE MILLS, an historic drying shed on the Aire & Calder has been restored by Leeds City Council.

Dredging down to less than half

Published: Monday, 19 July 2010

BOATERS are responding to our campaign of alerting their MP's to the continuing lack of maintenance to the waterways, this time the lack of dredging.

Okay for barn owns

Published: Monday, 19 July 2010

BARN OWLS are doing well on the Aire & Calder Navigation, with five broods now identified along the waterway.

Falling tree hits steerer

Published: Monday, 19 July 2010

A TREE blown down by high winds struck the steerer of a narrowboat near Linslade on the Grand Union Canal putting the woman in hospital.

Houses before marinas

Published: Monday, 19 July 2010

A PARISH Council has objected to plans to build a marina unless the plans to build houses around it are passed first.

Speeding cyclist hits NbW columnist

Published: Monday, 19 July 2010

WITH all those speeding cyclists making the towpaths so dangerous, it just had to happen—one of our columnist getting hit by one.

Kennet & Avon could be upgraded

Published: Monday, 19 July 2010
THERE is the possibility that the Kennet & Avon Canal will be officially upgraded as a 'cruiseway' from its present status as a 'remainder' waterway.

Little hope for the Monty

Published: Monday, 19 July 2010

DAVE HANCOCK seems to be rather pessimistic about the restoration of the Monty. Unfortunately so are we, writes Ruth Cragg.

Won't be restored in a hurry

Published: Monday, 19 July 2010

Concerning the anglers halting the restoration of Lock 3 on the Lagan Canal, David Davis writes that sadly he can't see the full Lagan Navigation being restored in a hurry—as in the 1950s they used its route to build about 10 miles of the M1 motorway!

Two more pictures wanted

Published: Friday, 16 July 2010

THOUGH the Gallery category State of the waterways has only been running for  a few weeks, it has attracted 98 photographs from boaters concerned about the deteriorating state of the waterways. (Wrote too soon—now 102 105!)