Local council gives cash for marina

Published: Friday, 14 August 2009
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE County Council has allocated the Beckets Park Partnership £204,845, which completes the funding needed for the £2m marina.

Here we go again

Published: Friday, 14 August 2009

The depressing sight of Tyrley Top Lock on the Shropshire Union Canal closed up to traffic this morning (Friday) because of the problems at Shebdon Embankment. Since the water to feed all of the locks from here to Nantwich has to come past Shebdon, BW have actually remembered to close the locks to stop the pound between here and Knighton being drained, Richard Hall tells us, and with his picture.  The problem is quite serious, and contractors are having to be called in to repair the canal bed.

Don't moor in Middlewich

Published: Friday, 14 August 2009

BOATERS are being advised not to moor in Middlewich as louts are terrorising moorers and damaging boats.

Bats could stop bridge demolition

Published: Friday, 14 August 2009

WITH bats having been seen flying around Bowstring Bridge over the Soar in Leicester, planned demolition has been halted.

Marina residents could be evicted

Published: Thursday, 13 August 2009

RESIDENT boaters at a marina could be evicted as it does not have the necessary planning permission for people to live permanently on boats.

Girl pushed into canal

Published: Thursday, 13 August 2009
A TEENAGE girl was pushed into the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal as she walked along the towpath in the town by the basin.

More Wigan paving stolen

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2009

ONCE again thieves have stolen paving from besides the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Wigan.

Canal Watch for the Rochdale

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2009

ANYONE reading narrowboatworld will know that the Rochdale Canal is a favourite haunt for vandals, but it is getting so bad that a Canal Watch has been instigated by police and councils.

Money for the locks

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2009

OVER £5 millions is to be spent between November and March on maintenance and upgrading facilities of the locks on a single waterway—not BW locks however.

BW goes into the red

Published: Monday, 10 August 2009

A stunned silence from user groups has greeted British Waterways 2008/9 Annual Report and Accounts with the realisation that reserves are being used to prop up its failing property businesses, writes Allan Richards.