Beta engines safe with new diesel

Published: Friday, 29 October 2010

LIKE many boaters, Ralph Freeman was concerned to read of the possible harmful effects of running his engine on the new fuel mix, so contacted the manufacturer.

Artwork for Kennet & Avon

Published: Thursday, 28 October 2010

THIS Saturday, 30th October, a new piece of artwork to commemorate the bicentenary of the Kennet & Avon Canal will be unveiled on the canal towpath at  Bath.

First boat in new marina

Published: Thursday, 28 October 2010

THE first boat is now in the new Becket's Park Marina on the Nene in Northampton.

BW help pay for marina feasibility study

Published: Thursday, 28 October 2010

THOUGH the Llangollen Canal is the most heavily used on the system, and the demand for marina berths has dropped alarmingly, British Waterways is promoting another marina on the canal.

Tower block on the agenda again

Published: Wednesday, 27 October 2010

THE Waterside tower block plans at Mexborough overlooking the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation are on the agenda again.

Ice motorist already jailed

Published: Wednesday, 27 October 2010

THE motorist who drove along the ice of a canal has had his sentence deferred as he is already in jail.

Illegal eel nets confiscated

Published: Wednesday, 27 October 2010

THE Environment Agency has removed four nets designed to illegally catch eels from the Nene during the first ever closed season.

Land leased from National Trust

Published: Wednesday, 27 October 2010

THE Wey & Arun Canal Trust has reached an agreement with the National Trust to lease land to enable part of the northern section of the waterway to be restored.

King Coal to the Jam 'Ole

Published: Wednesday, 27 October 2010

THE original promotion of the Oxford and Coventry Canals was for moving coal. When the Grand Junction Canal connected with the Oxford Canal at Braunston then much of the traffic on the route towards London was coal.

Spate of diesel thefts

Published: Wednesday, 27 October 2010

WITH the ever increasing costs of diesel, theft from boats is becoming a regular occurrence, with the Shropshire Union Canal the latest target for thieves.