Government cuts BW grant by 16.7%

Published: Friday, 31 July 2009

THE Government has served British Waterways with a massive cut of the available grant in aid of nearly £10 millions for next year, which can only further exacerbate the worsening state of the waterways.

Hire boater dies in Oxford Canal lock

Published: Friday, 31 July 2009
A WOMAN hire boater died yesterday (Thursday 30th July) after she fell from her boat into a lock on the Oxford Canal.

Police raid narrowboat

Published: Friday, 31 July 2009
Police raided a narrowboat at Brentford yesterday (30th July) and found £5,000 worth of stolen property.

More fencing for Manchester?

Published: Friday, 31 July 2009

With another man drowning in the Rochdale Canal at Dulcie Street in Manchester, is there going to be a call for even more fencing being erected?

Inexperienced crew sink day hire boat

Published: Thursday, 30 July 2009

An all male inexperienced crew of 10 in a day hire boat managed to sink it in Stanstead Lock on the Lee.

Lack of water problems

Published: Wednesday, 29 July 2009

THOUGH at the moment the country is covered by clouds and rain, there is annual warning about water shortages on the canals.

Llangollen breach averted

Published: Wednesday, 29 July 2009

A BREACH was discovered at Grindley Brook on the Llangollen Canal on Monday, (27th July) but prompt action by British Waterways staff prevented a major stoppage.

‘Failing to display' campaign

Published: Sunday, 26 July 2009

AS PART of its continued focus on tackling licence evasion, BW has launched a network-wide ‘failing to display' campaign.

Positive response to 'third sector'

Published: Saturday, 25 July 2009

BW Chief Executive Robin Evans says the initial response and feedback from boaters, towpath visitors and other stakeholders to it becoming a 'third sector' organisation, is positive.

Boat killer gets 12 years jail

Published: Thursday, 23 July 2009

THE man who stabbed his partner and his best friend to death after he found them having sex on his narrowboat has been jailed for 12 years.