Garish and unnecessary barrier

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010

A BARRIER installed at an Avon lock has been described as a  ‘garish and unnecessary' safety feature.

Camping by the locks

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010

THREE locks on the Thames have been publicised as ideal places to pitch a tent and camp out.

Another Stroud obstruction to go

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010

A NEW bridge to replace the obstruction on the Stroud Canal at Upper Mills Industrial Estate in Stonehouse, has  been approved.

The one that didn't get away

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010

ALAN Mack just couldn't believe his eyes when he  landed the fish he had caught in the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester.

Canal flasher strikes again

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

THE flasher on the Wyrley and Essington Canal towpath, has still not been caught, having exposed himself to a woman again.

Fell in canal twice

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

A WOMAN fell into the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Skipton, was rescued, then fell in again, and is now in a critical condition in hospital.

CanalWatch scheme extended

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

THE  police initiative on the Lancaster Canal around Garstang, using text messaging,  has been extended to Lancaster, to counter crime on the waterway.

Comment—The state of the waterways

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

IT WAS just three weeks ago that we included the State of the waterways category in the Gallery, but in that time it has attracted more photographs than any of the other categories that have been there for over a year!

On the 'Monty'

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

THE Shropshire Union Canal Society Hit Squad descended on the hamlet of Maesbury on Wednesday  23rd June to repair some of the very well used mooring rings and to install a new access gate to enable the canoes to be transported to the canal edge by a slightly easier route, Paul Mills writes.

'River needs maintenance'

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010

THE latest complaint about the lack of work by the Environment Agency on the River Great Ouse is from a former controller who complains it badly needs maintenance.