Waded canal to escape police

Published: Friday, 04 December 2009

AFTER a burglary at an engineering firm in Huddersfield, a man waded across the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to escape police.

Better bridge for Birstall

Published: Thursday, 03 December 2009

A second new bridge over the Grand Union Canal above Leicester has just been opened, making Watermead Country Park more accessible.

Heritage milepost found

Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2009

IT WAS some four to five years ago that work on Shebdon Embankment meant the heritage milepost situated opposite the Shebdon winding hole had to be removed to Norbury yard for safekeeping.

Help for the Cotswold Canals

Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2009

A BRITISH lubricants company is ensuring that the first phase of the Cotswold Canals restoration runs smoothly.

Pollution depleted Soar fish

Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2009

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

BW director pay rise shock

Published: Monday, 30 November 2009

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

Published: Monday, 30 November 2009

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

Published: Friday, 27 November 2009

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

Six years to get a water point

Published: Friday, 27 November 2009

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

Published: Friday, 27 November 2009

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