Boater dies in canal

Published: Thursday, 23 December 2010

THE body of a boater was dragged from the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes earlier this week.

Dogs left to starve in narrowboat

Published: Wednesday, 22 December 2010

IT WAS the police that had to rescue two dogs and a puppy left to starve in a freezing narrowboat at Mill Stream at the bottom of the Oxford Canal.

More canalside railings

Published: Wednesday, 22 December 2010

HERTFORDSHIRE Highways is installing a long length of railings by the towpath of the Grand Union Canal at Croxley Green to prevent people falling into the waterway.

Don't misuse the locks

Published: Wednesday, 22 December 2010

LOCK gate paddles having been left open overnight in Camden have caused major problems for many boats on the Paddington branch of the Grand Union Canal, with the same happening at other waterways.

Certainly isn't so idyllic

Published: Wednesday, 22 December 2010

IT SEEMS obvious to seasoned boaters, but so many crews new to the canals don't seem to realise that there is a world of difference between cruising the system in the spring/summer/autumn and in winter, writes Ralph Freeman.

Not so idyllic

Published: Monday, 20 December 2010

THE continuing freezing weather is seemingly bursting the 'idyllic life of the waterways' bubble, with one boater deeply regretting his decision to live on a narrowboat that he admits was prompted by Timothy West on Waterworld.

Rescuer had to be rescued

Published: Monday, 20 December 2010

IT WAS no doubt extremely brave of a police officer to leap into Bristol harbour to rescue a man in the water, but both had to be rescued by the fire service.

Moorers upset anglers on the Thames

Published: Friday, 17 December 2010

ANGLERS on the Thames around Teddington and Staines are so upset at moored boats that they have threatened legal action against the local council.

Towpath rapist jailed indefinitely

Published: Friday, 17 December 2010

A TOWPATH rapist with a history of sexual violence may never leave prison after he was sentenced to be jailed indefinitely by a judge at Leeds Crown Court.

Five Rise plaque unveiled

Published: Friday, 17 December 2010

THE Transport Trust plaque awarded to the Bingley Five Rise staircase was unveiled yesterday (Thursday) at the locks.