Boaters had to be rescued when engine failed

Published: Friday, 27 November 2009
TWO boaters had to be rescued from the Thames after their boat's engine broke down and they drifted into trees.

Wind power for BW

Published: Thursday, 26 November 2009

AN INVESTIGATION is underway to ascertain if wind turbines could be installed at the Sharpness Docks on the Severn.

Canal bridge to be repaired

Published: Thursday, 26 November 2009

THE Grade II listed Priest Holme Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to be repaired at last.

Lack of dredging stopping freight

Published: Thursday, 26 November 2009

A NEWARK councillor believes that lack of dredging is preventing use of transporting freight on the Trent.

Maintenance black hole

Published: Thursday, 26 November 2009

BW is very fond of telling us that it spends about £95 million a year on maintenance but really needs to spend £30m more which it can not afford, writes Allan Richards.

First big step for Stroudwater

Published: Wednesday, 25 November 2009

THE £17.5 millions restoration of the Stroud canals have received a boost by the passing of plans to replace a bridge to allow navigation.

Waterways performance

Published: Monday, 23 November 2009

THE band, Life & Times, recently featured in NbW, will be giving a performance this weekend.

Grantham bridge gets £80,000

Published: Monday, 23 November 2009
A BRIDGE on the Grantham Canal is receiving £80,000 from Leicestershire County Council, and will be modified for boats to pass underneath.

BW to sell over tennants heads

Published: Monday, 23 November 2009
BRITISH Waterways has written to 11 tenants in Sharpness stating it intends to sell their homes by auction, and must vacate in January.

Want Government cash for restoration

Published: Monday, 23 November 2009
THOUGH many believe the Bridgewater Canal was England's first man made canal, the Sankey Canal was opened in 1757, four years earlier.