New canal books

Published: Thursday, 26 August 2010

TWO new publications about the Wey & Arun Canal restoration project have been launched by W&A Enterprises Ltd , the trading arm of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust.

No clean-up at Harecastle

Published: Thursday, 26 August 2010

A COUNCILLOR is complaining of British Waterways attitude towards the state of the waterway around Harecastle Tunnel.

More development for the Caldon

Published: Thursday, 26 August 2010

A MASSIVE £3 millions canalside development is planned for the Caldon Canal in Hanley.

What a mess

Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2010

KIRKLEES Council have just spent an undisclosed sum on producing and distributing 7,000 leaflets to promote cycling, particularly on the canal towpaths.

United Utilities figures disagree with BW's

Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2010

THE weekly figures issued by the water utility United Utilities of its reservoir levels do not agree with those of British Waterways.

New bridge for farmer

Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2010

IT WAS a hire boat that damaged Belchers Lift Bridge on the Oxford Canal, with British Waterways concluding it was then unsafe for a farmer to use, and dismantled it where it laid on the ground for two years.

Boater flattened by cyclist

Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2010

SO THERE I was calming hauling on the centre line of the 70ft motor and butty, prior to securing the pair, when—Bang! I was knocked to the ground.

The reason why

Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2010

ALL of you must have noticed the Google advertisements that have appeared down the left hand column, so perhaps I should explain.

The big con revealed

Published: Tuesday, 24 August 2010

THE CON is British Waterways telling all and sundry that its property portfolio was contributing some £45 millions towards maintaining our canals—it is not.

There's a shark in the water...

Published: Monday, 23 August 2010

THE latest suspect scheme from British Waterways is a radio controlled shark patrolling its canals—to point out the dangers, reveals Victor Swift.