Drowned man had taken drugs

Published: Sunday, 22 August 2010
THE inquest on the man who drowned in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Wigan was told that the man had taken a cocktail of drugs, and would have been under their influence.

Towpaths not very safe

Published: Sunday, 22 August 2010
IN RESPONSE to the 'how safe are the towpaths?' article can I please reply by saying 'not very', writes Ian Waters.

Will Gloucester be sacrificed?

Published: Sunday, 22 August 2010

THERE is every possibility that the Gloucester Waterways Museum will be sacrificed for the sake of Ellesmere Port and Stoke Bruerne museums.

Derby decision delayed

Published: Sunday, 22 August 2010

THOUGH the decision as to whether permission will be granted for the restoration of the Derby Canal was expected earlier this month it will not now be given until the end of September.

Police tackle towpath cycle rage

Published: Sunday, 22 August 2010

THE police are so concerned at cycle rage on the Lagan towpath that officers on cycles are patrolling the waterway.

Back!

Published: Saturday, 21 August 2010

We are most sorry there's been no narrowboatworld for the past week—a plug-in became corrupted.

Two more boat fires

Published: Saturday, 21 August 2010
AUGUST is seemingly the month for boat fires, with two already destroyed.


The one in Brian Holmes' picture is at bridge 27 on the Shropshire Union Canal near High Onn, with it clearly completely burnt out this month.

New base doing well

Published: Saturday, 14 August 2010

THE new base of Oxfordshire Narrowboats at Bradford on Avon on the Kennet & Avon Canal is appealing to narrowboat owners as well as holiday boaters.

Suggestions for Sustrans

Published: Friday, 13 August 2010

EVENTUALLY getting a cycling safety leaflet from Sustrans, boater Kathryn Dodington was amazed to find there was no reference whatsoever concerning cycling on towpaths.

Braunston—definitely a no-go area

Published: Friday, 13 August 2010

BOATER Graham Phillips just managed to get his boat into the last space at Braunston one day last week at 2pm, yet by 5pm he tells us it was completely deserted!