Diesel in Grand Union

Published: Wednesday, 09 June 2010

A NARROWBOAT has sunk at Aspley Basin Quay on the Grand Union Canal spilling a huge quantity of diesel into the waterway.

On the verge of complete restoration

Published: Wednesday, 09 June 2010

THOUGH people at Droitwich are complaining that the restoration of the Barge Canal has come to a stop, British Waterways has contacted the local newspaper and told that it was 'on the verge of complete restoration'.

Habitat flourishing

Published: Monday, 07 June 2010

COMMUNITIES and visitors are being invited to see first hand how a partnership between British Waterways and Mother Nature is flourishing along the Barge Canal in Droitwich, a spokesman tells us.

More complaints against the rowers

Published: Monday, 07 June 2010

THERE have been more complaints against the rowers on the Cam in Cambridge about speeding.

Boater found unconscious

Published: Monday, 07 June 2010

A BOATER was found unconscious in Bristol and rushed to hospital, where he later died.

Regents cyclists in trouble again

Published: Monday, 07 June 2010

CAMPAIGNERS are on the warpath against speeding cyclists on the Regents Canal towpath again—this time for killing wildlife.

Improving the Dog in the Doublet

Published: Monday, 07 June 2010

THE latest of the Nene locks to be refurbished is the Dog in a Doublet Lock near Peterborough.

Man charged with boat thefts

Published: Monday, 07 June 2010

THE man suspected of the break-ins and thefts from boats on the  Wey, who was apprehended, has now been charged.

Eviction notices on resident boaters

Published: Monday, 07 June 2010

A COUNCIL has decided that the residents of  two narrowboats are not allowed to live on their boats without planning permission, and have served eviction notices on them both.

Comment—British Waterways has failed

Published: Sunday, 06 June 2010

MANY year ago, after nearly 30 years of writing newspaper editorials, sometimes—as other such editors will surely testify—with a struggle, I promised I would never write another editorial again  as long as I lived!