Death mystery half solved

IT HAS been reported that 20 police officers were drafted in to investigate the death of a man found on the towpath of the canal at Newport, which is now half solved.

No Wendover Festival

THE Wendover/Tring Canal Festival will not be going ahead this year as a suitable site cannot be found, Mike Griffin tells us.

Canal search for missing man

AN UNDERWATER search team is searching both the Rother and the Chesterfield Canal for a man missing since Christmas Eve.

Marina denying contract

BOATER Jim Shead tells us that the people at Great Haywood Marina are denying the existence of a contract he remembers signing for a berth in 2007.

Massive drop in visitor numbers

BRITISH Waterways' Jonathan Ludford (Email: Visitors and visits) should be congratulated for explaining the difference between visits and visitors, writes Allan Richards.

Sunken boat could pollute Cam

THOUGH neighbouring boaters have been warning about the threat of pollution from a sinking boat in the Cam, nothing has been done.

Lancaster canalside scheme refused

THE Communities Secretary, John Denham, has refused planning consent for a £150m mixed use development by the side of the  Lancaster Canal  in the city.

Funding for canalside development

FUNDING of £6 millions has been secured for Stoke's City Waterside development by the Trent & Mersey Canal in the city.

Waterside pubs

AS ONE of the founders of the waterways based Mikron Theatre Company, author Mike Lucas was ideally placed to write a book on waterside pubs.

Anglers don't want canal restored

PLANS to restore Ireland's Lagan Canal to navigation could be stopped by wildlife people and anglers as they say it would threaten key wildlife species that now thrive in the waterway.