Living with coronavirus and the future of the waterways

Published: Wednesday, 20 May 2020

IT IS hard to find any good news in living the new normal, writes Stewart Griffin.

Sanity checking data

Published: Wednesday, 20 May 2020

WHEN I was an engineering apprentice in the last century, we had no calculators(!), and we used slide rules for calculations instead, writes Ralph Freeman.

'Bargees' demand closure of overcrowded towpaths after lockdown easing

Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2020

THE National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) has at last taken action against the continued use of narrow towpaths of less that the width required for distancing, telling us:

'Going to hell in a handcart'

Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2020

YOUR article about the resumption of cruising is a little downbeat, writes Martin Howes.

Boat allowed to sink in the mire

Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2020

WHEN Gregory Martin booked a mooring for his cruiser at Redhill Marina he understood it would be safe.

Futile act ruined the grass

Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2020

I took a photogrph in the pouring rain on the way to Nantwich last year, writes Brian Jarrett.

Four men arrested after rape on 'Rochdale Nine'

Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2020

A WOMAN in her 30s suffered an appalling ordeal by a gang of four men on the towpath of the Rochdale Canal in Manchester.

ABC plan to operate its hire fleet from July

Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2020

ALTHOUGH ABC Leisure Group was required to close as a non-essential business we never stopped moorers visiting their boats—government advice and CaRT guidance did though, writes Carl.

Victor: Good one Damian!

Published: Sunday, 17 May 2020

IN THESE tragic days it's a relief to get a bit of humour, and we have to thank friend Damian Kemp for keeping us entertained with his updates.

Boat Safety Scheme examinations now resumed

Published: Saturday, 16 May 2020

BOAT Safety Scheme (BSS) Examinations, suspended in the coronavirus related lockdown, have now resumed for most boat owners.