More calls for compensation

Published: Monday, 12 October 2009

THE closure of the Shropshire Union Canal by the leak at Shebdon Embankment has led to more calls for compensation from Market Drayton's mayor.

Good for Hollinwood restoration

Published: Monday, 12 October 2009

THOUGH the Hollinwood Canal is infilled by Manchester Road Bridge in Droylsden, the possibility of its eventual restoration has been guaranteed by the erection of a  footbridge over the former waterway at an height to allow boats.

Increase in Thames licences

Published: Monday, 12 October 2009

THE Environment Agency tells that the issue of boat licences on the Thames 'has risen 30%'.

Prism Cosec

Published: Friday, 09 October 2009

THE minutes of British Waterways board for March 2009 record some interesting information, writes Allan Richards.

Canalside developments hit the buffers

Published: Friday, 09 October 2009

IT WAS only a few years ago that canalside developments were the great money-making endeavours for many developers, but most have fallen by the wayside.

Protest in vain

Published: Thursday, 08 October 2009

RESIDENT boater Ian Gill, who has lived on his boat for the past 15 years on the Kennet & Avon Canal without paying any mooring fee whatsoever is complaining bitterly now that BW has caught up with him.

Bodies in the waterways

Published: Thursday, 08 October 2009

TWO bodies were discovered in the waterways last week, with one in the Grand Union Canal and one in the Montgomery Canal.

BW employees picket AGM

Published: Wednesday, 07 October 2009

EARLY attendees at British Waterways Annual Meeting in Birmingham yesterday (6th October) would have been greeted by the sight of BW's Chief Executive, Robin Evans, attempting to get pickets from Unite to disperse, writes Allan Richards.

Speed cameras on the Thames

Published: Monday, 05 October 2009

THE Environment Agency is now operating speed cameras on the Thames, that were promised early in the summer.

Hoping to cut down canal problems

Published: Monday, 05 October 2009

A NEW scheme is being formed to try and cut down on the amount of vandalism and attacks on the Coventry Canal.