Shroppie bridge damaged

BRIDGE 100 at Barbridge has been damaged by a continental HGV coming from the nearby Boughy animal feed plant.

Waterside homes for Leicester

THOUGH waterside development stopped by the Grand Union Canal in Leicester, increasing confidence means that developers are set to start  again.

Brierfield Mill for the Muslims

IT WAS announced today (Friday) that Brierfield Mill at Burnley on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to be turned into a boarding school for 5,000 Muslim girls.

Sinking and rusting away

FETED when new, commissioned by BW, but as it never functioned properly, left for years sinking and rusting away on the Grand Union at Bull's Bridge.

Boater arrested for manslaugter

THE boater involved in the mooring argument at Garstang on the Lancaster Canal earlier this year, as reported in narrowboatworld has been arrested, and remanded on bail to await trial.

Didn't need glasses

A DUCK has been discovered floundering in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Accrington, with a pair of glasses fast round its neck.

No licence increase

NO, IT'S not British Waterways who are pegging licence fees, but Essex Waterways, the subsidiary company of IWA which manages the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.

Narrowboats brought to 'life'

NARROWBOATS have been brought to 'life' in a series of childrens' books, prompted by a child seeing their faces.

No objection to new marina

NEWCASTLE Borough Council's planning officers have no objection to the proposed new marina on the Shropshire Union Canal at Soudley near Market Drayton.

Arnonists fire narrowboat

A BOAT under restoration on the Aylesbury Arm has been fired by arsonists with most of the work destroyed.