Worry over Kennet water extraction

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

THERE is the real possibility that the Kennet—the eastern end of the Kennet & Avon Canal—could become unnavigable in dry weather if Thames Water gets its way.

Regents Canal situation getting desperate

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

REGULAR readers may remember the many reports of knife attacks on the Regents Canal towpath at Islington, but it is getting closer to home with attacks on boats, and now the possibility of violence, as a boater at the scene explains.

IWA wants volunteers

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A MEETING at the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Burton on Trent heard that the Inland Waterways Association wanted volunteers for its 'National' to be held again at Burton.

Lock needed more work

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2011

IT BRINGS it home to canal restorers when the next structure appearing on their restoration and maintenance programme is one they rebuilt some years earlier.

Thames swans killed

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2011

OVER 150 Thames mute swans have died due to infections caused by the severe weather between January and March.

Canal trust to move out

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2011

THE Kennet & Avon Canal Trust has no alternative but to move out of its canal centre at Devizes Wharf as it just cannot continue to face the ever increasing cost of repairs.

Kennet & Avon Canal reclassified

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2011

AT LONG last the Kennet & Avon Canal, a 'remainder' waterway, has been upgraded to 'cruiseway' status, it was announced today (Wednesday).

Legging time

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2011

IT'S LEGGING time in April as boats are legged through Standedge Tunnel to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

Walking the Cuckoo Way

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A SCOUT group walked most of the Cuckoo Way—the Chesterfield Canal—during half term, showing that scouts at least are fit!

Aire & Calder mill interest

Published: Monday, 21 March 2011

THE impressive Allinson's Flour Mill that ceased production in February, ending an estimated 2,000 years of milling in Castleford is proving of interest to developers.