Gravel run to Atherstone

Published: Monday, 05 July 2010

THIS morning (Monday) seven Star Class historic working boats are loading up at Paddington Basin with 100 tons of gravel that needs to be transported up the Grand Union Canal to Atherstone just north of Birmingham, about 120 miles.

Girl tells of boater who fell in twice

Published: Monday, 05 July 2010

THE girl who rescued the woman boater who fell in the waterway twice, as reported in narrowboatworld has now told what actually happened.

Cruising the Ship Canal

Published: Monday, 05 July 2010

AS PART of the Bridgewater Motor Boat Club's cruise to support the Tom Rolt Centenary celebrations at Chester, 31 of its members brought their boats back along the Manchester Ship Canal.

Passes for eels

Published: Monday, 05 July 2010

THE Environment Agency has built eel passes on the Nene, and Kyme Eau  to help the creatures migrate around flood defences.

The Weaver closed

Published: Sunday, 04 July 2010

HOT on the heels of the closure of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, comes news that the Weaver too is closed by a problem at Saltersford Lock.

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal breached

Published: Friday, 02 July 2010

THE Birmingham & Fazeley Canal was closed on Friday (2nd July) with the long pound above Minworth Flight very low and unnavigable, after being breached.

All change for the Broads

Published: Friday, 02 July 2010
FROM this month the Broads are re-branded as Britain's Magical Waterland!

Bodge job was not for moorings

Published: Friday, 02 July 2010

THE bodge job by the contractors at Marple where they left debris  in the canal was not to improve moorings but the towpath!

Sheffield clean-up

Published: Friday, 02 July 2010

LOCAL MP Clive Betts will be visiting the waterway in Sheffield to see the start of the Adsetts Canal Project summer clean-up.

Questions on maintenance spending in Parliament

Published: Friday, 02 July 2010

THE ongoing emails from boaters to their MP's on British Waterways' lack  of expenditure on maintenance is causing questions to be raised in the House of Commons, Alan Tilbury tells us.