Bid for Dudley tunnel centre

A BID has been made to Dudley Council for the construction of a visitor centre at the Dudley Tunnel, it was announced this week.

Narrowboat as getaway 'vehicle'

THIEVES used a narrowboat as a getaway 'vehicle' to make off with five tons of aluminium they had stolen from a Bloxwich company.

Doesn't please everybody

THOUGH there are many boaters looking forward to the opening of the new marina at Audlem, others are very much against it.

Change for giant heads

THE two giant horses heads planned for the Forth & Clyde Canal, considered a waste of money, are still going ahead but facing a different way.

Support for the lost route to the sea

REGULAR readers will be well aware of the sterling work of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust in restoring the 'lost route to the sea'.

Stenson Bridge to be repaired at £200,000

THE bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal at Stenson that had its parapet destroyed when a farmers' trailer toppled through it, is to be repaired at an estimated cost of £200,000.

Crime pays for two boats

MANY boaters have met Adrian Lane, one of the riverside rangers on the Leicester section of the Soar, whose small team have won a bid for funds from the Leicester & Rutland Criminal Justice Board.

BW recognises best volunteer projects

BRITISH Waterways is celebrating the importance of volunteers to the nation's canals and rivers by recognising ten groups across the regions whose work, it states, has dramatically benefited the waterways over the past 12 months.

BW backs down over 'outrageous' affair

BRITISH Waterways who put Tardebigge New Wharf residents' cottages up for sale without giving residents notice or first choice to buy, have backed down after an MPs involvement.

Still more houses by the canal

SOME ten years ago cruising through Burton-on-Trent on the Trent & Mersey Canal was fairly rural at its northern side, but massive development brought many houses.