Boaters win the day

Published: Thursday, 02 July 2009

THE problems with the proposed fence along the Rochdale Canal in Manchester, which would prevent easy boaters' access to locks, are being dealt with.

One last obstacle to restoration

Published: Thursday, 02 July 2009

THERE is just one last obstacle to the restoration of the Driffield Navigation—the Skerne  Road Bridge, and fund raising has started to enable it to be replaced.

Boat lift design wanted

Published: Wednesday, 01 July 2009

A COMPETITION is being launched by the Grand Western Canal Trust for a design of a lift bridge to replace the former seven lifts on the canal.

Pontcysyllte gets World Heritage Site status

Published: Monday, 29 June 2009

BRITISH Waterway leaders, council chiefs and local communities are today celebrating the news that Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been given World Heritage Site status.

No marina for Wigan

Published: Sunday, 28 June 2009
THE plans for a marina as part of a £170 millions development by the side of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal have been called off, it has just been announced.

See the work on the Droitwich Canals

Published: Sunday, 28 June 2009
WALKS have been organised during July for people to see the restoration work on the Droitwich Canals Restoration Project.

Boats on the Grantham again

Published: Saturday, 27 June 2009

WORKS have recently been completed to restore a historic wharf on the Grantham Canal which could open the way for a trip boat to operate—the first since it was closed.

Vicious towpath attack

Published: Friday, 26 June 2009
EVERY few days now comes news of towpath attacks, with another, this time on the Bridgewater Canal, again by a gang of yobs.

Another marina for Trent & Mersey

Published: Friday, 26 June 2009

Notwithstanding a massive marina being built at Aston on the Trent & Mersey, another multi-millions pound marina is planned for Middleport on the waterway.

Worcester & Birmingham Canal under threat

Published: Thursday, 25 June 2009

ENGLISH Heritage has pinpointed the Birmingham & Worcester Canal in Worcester at officially at risk of neglect, decay or damaging change, according to a national report.