Lack of maintenance biting

THE deteriorating isolated section of the Montgomery Canal around Whelshpool is causing problems to businesses along the waterway due to its lack of maintenance.

Lucky escape for boater

A BOATER at Sawley Marina had a lucky escape when deadly carbon monoxide fumes leaked in his boat.

Kept in the dark

EACH Autumn British Waterways holds a General Annual Meeting. Last year the meeting was dominated by the bollard fiasco. This year any number of issues may take center stage—but when is it? Asks Allan Richards.

Attempting to stop towpath crime

SUCH is the level of crime and anti-social behaviour on the towpath of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal around Pendle, that a pioneering scheme has been started to attempt to combat it.

Where is it?

PETE Jones recently discovered an old family photograph, he believes from the turn of the century, showing his grandfather, and would really like to identify the canal side location.

Was it rescued?

While refurbishing their utility room, Geoff Bennett tells us, he came across this  picture.

Bridge too low for boats

HOPES to restore the Sankey Canal have received a blow with a new bridge over the waterways giving around just four feet air draught.

MP joins in fight against BW

THE Bromsgrove MP, Julie Kirkbride, has joined in the controversy against British Waterways selling  Tardebigge New Wharf cottages.

Want mooring stopped to save towpath

RESIDENTS at Bradford on Avon on the Kennet & Avon Canal want mooring stopped in the town as they believe boats are responsible for crumbling towpaths.

Grantham to be filled in

THE Grantham Canal is to be filled in at Stragglethorpe to facilitate the widening of the A46.