The endangered species

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

OUR Ralph Freeman thought that boaters would like to see a few photographs of the endangered species taken at Sandon Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Chance to influence the future

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

AS PREVIOUSLY reported, British Waterways is recruiting people to sit on the various Boards, and is at present concentrating on the West Midlands and North West areas.

Apprentice Membership for Wey & Arun

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

THE Wey & Arun Canal Trust has recently launched a new initiative aimed at encouraging young people to volunteer with tasks such as helping with the trip boats and certain restoration works along the line of the canal.

Safer on the Aire & Calder

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

BOATERS can perhaps feel a little safer navigating the Aire & Calder, as the emergency services have just completed a practice river rescue at Castleford.

Death knell for Stroudwater?

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

IN VIEW of the drastic cuts in services, local councils are requesting Stroud District Council that is giving millions to the restoration of the Stroudwater Canal, to spend the money on local services instead.

RCR warns of canal dangers

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

THE boat breakdown rescue service company River Canal Rescue (RCR), is warning boaters of the dangers of the the canals after saving boats in the past year.

Dudley Tunnels get award

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

ONE of the Midlands canals' hidden treasures is to be recognised as being amongst the most significant sites of Britain's transport heritage.

Another good one goes

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

THE downturn in boating, and the resulting lack of new boats being wanted, has resulted in yet another good boat builder going.

Pub crawl canal death

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

A MAN who drowned in the Erewash Canal at Long Eaton had been on a pub crawl just hours before he walked the canal towpath and fell in.

Prison for Avon driver

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

REGULAR readers may remember the story of the man who drove his children into the Avon at Evesham, attempting to drown them.