Heritage skills awarded

MORE than 20 waterway operatives in the North gained top marks in a Heritage Skills NVQ training qualification, after receiving funding through the Government's Train to Gain programme.

Next lock for the Wey & Arun Canal

THE Wey & Arun Canal Trust is now turning its attention to the next major extension to the navigable section centred on Loxwood, on the West Sussex/Surrey border.

Another boat lift

PLANS have been revealed to build a boat lift similar to the Falkirk Wheel to connect the derelict Newport Canal with the Shropshire Union Canal.

Volunteers for Moira

THE Organisers of this year's 10th anniversary Moira Canal Festival are seeking volunteers to help out at the weekend event.

£750 fine for no licence

A BOATER has been fined £750 for using his boat on the Thames without a licence.

Marie Celeste of the Dudley Canal

FOLLOWING the report in narrowboatworld of businesses leaving the Waterfront complex on the  Dudley Canal, two more bars have now closed.

Getting rid of the grafitti

AN EIGHT weeks project is being undertaken in partnership between British Waterways and Wolverhampton City Council to remove graffiti from the canal bridges in the town's network.

Price increase for BSS certificate

HAVING held the price of its Certificate for three years, the Boat Safety Scheme has announce it is to increase the price to BSS Examiners.

More mooring at Tesco

READING Borough Council is proposing to retain the leisure mooring by Tesco on the Thames, and extending it by 100 metres if the demand for use increases.

Heritage plans knocked back

THE Plans to make Bingley Five Rise and Three Rise locks on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal into a major heritage attraction have been hit by reduced funding.