Pontcysyllte gets World Heritage Site status

Published: Monday, 29 June 2009

BRITISH Waterway leaders, council chiefs and local communities are today celebrating the news that Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been given World Heritage Site status.

No marina for Wigan

Published: Sunday, 28 June 2009
THE plans for a marina as part of a £170 millions development by the side of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal have been called off, it has just been announced.

See the work on the Droitwich Canals

Published: Sunday, 28 June 2009
WALKS have been organised during July for people to see the restoration work on the Droitwich Canals Restoration Project.

Boats on the Grantham again

Published: Saturday, 27 June 2009

WORKS have recently been completed to restore a historic wharf on the Grantham Canal which could open the way for a trip boat to operate—the first since it was closed.

Vicious towpath attack

Published: Friday, 26 June 2009
EVERY few days now comes news of towpath attacks, with another, this time on the Bridgewater Canal, again by a gang of yobs.

Another marina for Trent & Mersey

Published: Friday, 26 June 2009

Notwithstanding a massive marina being built at Aston on the Trent & Mersey, another multi-millions pound marina is planned for Middleport on the waterway.

Worcester & Birmingham Canal under threat

Published: Thursday, 25 June 2009

ENGLISH Heritage has pinpointed the Birmingham & Worcester Canal in Worcester at officially at risk of neglect, decay or damaging change, according to a national report.

Trying to get more boaters to the Thames

Published: Wednesday, 24 June 2009

THE Thames Boat Trades Association (TBTA) it to launch ‘Discover Your Thames Week', in an attempt to get more boaters on the Thames.

Who pays for the deaths?

Published: Monday, 22 June 2009

In his column, David Hymers, recounts the NbW story that British Waterways is facing a massive fine regarding the death of a diver on the Severn and asks 'Who pays?' If history repeats itself then taxpayers and boaters will.

Canal Boat Watch scheme for the Erewash

Published: Monday, 22 June 2009

IT WAS last year that police patrols were instigated along the towpath of the Erewash Canal, which went some way to cutting down on the vandalism to boats and towpath problems around Ilkeston and Cotmanay.