Pollution depleted Soar fish

THE Environment Agency blame pollution for the diminishing stocks of fish in the Soar.

BW director pay rise shock

THE ANNOUNCEMENT of a pay rise for British Waterways directors will come as something as a shock to the public and  employees alike, writes Allan Richards.

Brierfield Mill will not be a school

THE plans to turn Brierfield Mill at Burnley on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal into a school solely for Islamic girls is unlikely to go ahead.

Another narrowboat fire

There has been another narrowboat fire, this time on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Hilperton.

Six years to get a water point

WHEN the buildings at Calverly on the Shropshire Union Canal were converted into a maintenance depot and a service block, the water point was removed.

Lock cottage to be sold

A LOCK cottage will be the latest BW property to be sold off, when it comes up for auction early next month.

Boaters had to be rescued when engine failed

TWO boaters had to be rescued from the Thames after their boat's engine broke down and they drifted into trees.

Wind power for BW

AN INVESTIGATION is underway to ascertain if wind turbines could be installed at the Sharpness Docks on the Severn.

Canal bridge to be repaired

THE Grade II listed Priest Holme Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to be repaired at last.

Lack of dredging stopping freight

A NEWARK councillor believes that lack of dredging is preventing use of transporting freight on the Trent.