Kennet & Avon Trust problems

Published: Sunday, 30 January 2011

THE Kennet & Avon Canal Trust is having problems with falling membership, lack of cash and now disappearing chairman.

Comment—Home to roost

Published: Sunday, 30 January 2011

THE flood at Barton Turn has certainly brought home the necessity for regular inspection of the waterways, previously undertaken by lengthsmen, who had knowledge of the possibility of such occurrences.

Luckier lurchers

Published: Friday, 28 January 2011

REGULAR readers will remember that horrific story of two lurchers left hanging by their necks on  a cold New Years Eve on a Grand Union Canal bridge.

The confusion of biofuel

Published: Friday, 28 January 2011

THE subject of biofuel is so confusing and complicated, (unsurprisingly), and I quite agree with Pam that it's been badly thought through, writes Lisa Machin.

Essex Wharf—the end?

Published: Friday, 28 January 2011

THE fight is on to save the historic Essex Wharf at Lea Bridge on the Lee Navigation from four 'monster' blocks of flats, that have unexpectedly been given planning consent.

Waterways job-seekers

Published: Thursday, 27 January 2011

THE waterways in Stoke are being transformed as part of a scheme that gives unemployed people a route back to work.

Vandals attack water taxi

Published: Thursday, 27 January 2011

SUCH are the problems with vandals in Spalding that its water taxi service has had to be moved.

Brimscombe Port again

Published: Thursday, 27 January 2011
IT WAS in 2003 that plans for development at Brimscombe Port on the Cotswold Canals were first raised, and have been put forward yet again.

Runners raise cash for boat

Published: Thursday, 27 January 2011

PART of the cash raised by the runners in a charity race has gone towards repairing a charity boat that suffered frost damage to its plumbing.

Olympics 'green' failure

Published: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

ITV have stated that questions have been asked about the failure of the Olympics being 'green' by moving thousands of tonnes  of material a day by barge.