Victor: Water shortage closures!

Published: Sunday, 10 March 2019

IT TAKES some believing in view of all the recent rain, but CaRT is closing part of the Grand Union Canal tomorrow, Monday, owing to lack of water!

End of March before Aston Lock opens

Published: Friday, 08 March 2019

THE Canal & River Trust tell that the broad Aston Lock on the Trent  & Mersey Canal will not be open this week as originally planned.

Upgrade of Standedge Café

Published: Friday, 08 March 2019

FALLING interest in Standedge Tunnel and its visitor centre has prompted an upgrade to the Waterside Café.

River search for missing man

Published: Friday, 08 March 2019

WATER search teams have been out on the Severn in an attempt to  find the missing Stephen Colledge.

Severn causing problems to lock repair

Published: Friday, 08 March 2019

THE repair of Gloucester Lock will not be completed in time for the new boating season.

Leeds & Liverpool stoppage extended

Published: Friday, 08 March 2019

THE stoppage to repair Sandholme Aqueduct has been extended.

Will be closed for a while

Published: Thursday, 07 March 2019

WolverleyLandSlipThis is the scene at present at Wolverley on the Staffs & Worcester Canal where a landslip was caused by a leaking Severn Trent water pipe. There is still no sign of any work being done—only surveyors and engineers looking at it and, hopefully, deciding what to do.

Volunteering is not so happy-go-lucky

Published: Thursday, 07 March 2019

AS A boater of long years standing, when I sold it I wanted to still be involved with the canals and so volunteered as a lock keeper, writes Joe Parkin.

Boat pull to raise funds

Published: Thursday, 07 March 2019

THE Friends of Dawn Rose' of the Chesterfield Canal Trust are again organising a sponsored pull of the narrowboat.

Narrowboat sinks in lock

Published: Wednesday, 06 March 2019

A NARROWBOAT sank in a Poolstock Lock at Wigan but had to be left owing to darkness falling.