Unemployed for maintenance

Published: Friday, 26 March 2010

IN AN attempt to help with the lack of maintenance of the waterways, British Waterways and Groundwork Black Country have joined to provide the unemployed to undertake some of the work.

New ale for Kennet & Avon

Published: Friday, 26 March 2010

TO CELEBRATE the 200th anniversary of the Kennet & Avon Canal a new ale has been brewed which will be delivered today (Friday.)

Local authorities funding waterways

Published: Thursday, 25 March 2010

Local authorities are accountable to their local ratepayers, whose interests seldom extend beyond the basics of keeping essential services running, writes Paul Burke.

'Saturn' at Chester

Published: Thursday, 25 March 2010

AS PART of the centenary of the birth of Tom Rolt, founder member of the IWA, and being born in Chester, the fly boat Saturn will be joining the celebrations at Chester Basin.

No canal here says public

Published: Thursday, 25 March 2010

THE long running saga of a marina and eventually a canal in Daventry has been given the thumbs down by the residents.

Cooling systems not harmful

Published: Thursday, 25 March 2010

A STUDENT from Huddersfield University has shown that water pumped back into the canals from cooling systems is not harmful to aquatic life as first thought.

Skipton pub wins again

Published: Thursday, 25 March 2010

FOR the sixth year, the Narrowboat in Skipton has been named Pub of the Season.

Plans for Stourport Basins

Published: Thursday, 25 March 2010

STOURPORT Forward and partners have given a preview of the latest developments at Stourport, as part of the plan to develop the town's canal basins as a major heritage tourism attraction.

Embroiderers and the Chesterfield Canal

Published: Thursday, 25 March 2010

THE Chesterfield Canal is the subject of an exhibition of work by the North Nottinghamshire Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild in Retford.

No takers for pub

Published: Wednesday, 24 March 2010

ANOTHER of British Waterways pubs feeling the pinch in the Steamboat Inn at Trent Lock at the bottom of the Erewash Canal.