Rochdale Canal gets £124,000

Published: Wednesday, 12 January 2011

THE Waterways Trust has secured a £124,000 grant from the Big Lottery for the Rochdale Canal around Manchester, but not alas for boating.

Coal cost boater £585

Published: Wednesday, 12 January 2011

A LIVEABOARD discovered that the bag of coal he went to buy at a garage proved very expensive indeed—over £585.

Boater had double life as activist

Published: Monday, 10 January 2011

A TRIAL of six activists accused of trying to shut down Ratcliffe Power Station that was suddenly dropped, is worthy of a James Bond plot.

Stripes Hill construction starts

Published: Monday, 10 January 2011

CONSTRUCTION of a marina at Stripes Hill Farm on green belt land near Knowle Bottom Lock on the Grand Union is underway, writes Allan Richards.

In the muck

Published: Monday, 10 January 2011

THE Birmingham Canal Navigations Society work party January pantomime at Titford was performed on Saturday 8th. below lock number two of the Oldbury flight, writes Brian Holmes.

Development will oust sea cadets

Published: Friday, 07 January 2011

THE proposed development by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Accrington will see the end of the sea cadets' headquarters as it will be demolished for space for new houses.

Boater ruins pump-out

Published: Friday, 07 January 2011

THE pump-out facility at Wheaton Aston Services on the Shropshire Union Canal was closed on Tuesday after a boater had ruined it by using it to pump-out oil from his boat, Ralph Freeman tells us.

Award for 18th Century wall repair

Published: Friday, 07 January 2011

A BRITISH Waterways project to repair an 18th Century wall that forms a cutting on the Chesterfield Canal has been recognised for its commitment to environmental quality.

Better warranty from Vetus

Published: Friday, 07 January 2011

BOATING equipment company Vetus has now extended the warranty on its equipment to either three years or five years.

Searching Regent's Canal for gun

Published: Friday, 07 January 2011

POLICE are searching the Regent's Canal for the weapon it is believed was used in a double murder.