Waterside development but no canal

Published: Wednesday, 10 June 2009

THE developers are quick of the mark in Stroud, with a waterside £20 millions tower block planned, even though the canal has not been restored.

A fence at any cost

Published: Monday, 08 June 2009

AFTER a coroner suggested a fence along Rochdale Nine in Manchester, British Waterways, well into its health and safety mode, hastened to accede, no matter the cost of the fence and the danger to boaters.

Another Kennet & Avon boat fire

Published: Sunday, 07 June 2009

JUST two weeks after a narrowboat fire on the Kennet & Avon Canal, another boat has been burnt out, but this time the occupants escaped the blaze.

More towpath cyclist problems

Published: Saturday, 06 June 2009

KIRKLEES Council which takes in the Calder & Hebble Navigation and the Huddersfield canals is the latest authority worried about the problem caused on the upgraded towpaths by cyclists.

BW's 2012 Vision—what went wrong?

Published: Friday, 05 June 2009

By Allan Richards

Replacing a ten year strategy early with a different ten year strategy has led boaters to greet British Waterways' new '2020 vision' with a unhealthy combination of apathy and scepticism.

Not so safe

Published: Thursday, 04 June 2009

THERE is to be a new pub at Wolverton, which is being built as part of the development of the old railway carriage works, Roger Fox tells us.

Longport boatyard fire

Published: Wednesday, 03 June 2009

A MAJOR fire broke out at the Longport Wharf on Monday devastating the ground and first floor of the Trent Boat Building Co Ltd, and cutting off power supplies.

Inland Waterways Association againgst roving mooring permits

Published: Monday, 01 June 2009

THE Inland Waterways Association, in principle, is 'fully set against roving mooring permits', and seeks instead a better and more assertive enforcement of overstaying ‘fines'.

Five fire crews to rescue one man

Published: Wednesday, 27 May 2009
UPON receiving a call that a man was drowning in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Armley Mills, no less than five fire crews rushed out to attempt a rescue.

Support for Chesterfield restoration

Published: Monday, 25 May 2009

AT THE Chesterfield Canal Festival on Saturday, Councillor Shaukat Ali, the Mayor of Rotherham,  opened The Chesterfield Canal Festival. He made a short speech.