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.

Ribble Piddler will cost £60,000

Published: Monday, 25 May 2009

IT WAS revealed, at a meeting last week, that the total cost of the statue on the Millennium Ribble Link will be over £60,000.

Boater dies in Kennet & Avon boat fire

Published: Saturday, 23 May 2009

THE body, believed to be that of a woman, was found yesterday, Friday, in a burnt-out narrowboat on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Honey Street, near Pewsey.