Locking the hard way

Published: Wednesday, 23 June 2010

IF YOU are cruising the Weaver don't expect those mechanised lock gates to swing open gracefully for you to pass through.

Improving Tower Wharf

Published: Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A SMALL tasks team of six members of  the Shropshire Union Canal Society met up at Tower Wharf at Chester and set about some enhancement and refurbishment work.

Little interest in Red Bull opening

Published: Monday, 21 June 2010

THERE has been little interest in Red Bull office opening hours on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Writing to them

Published: Monday, 21 June 2010

IT WAS marvellous to hear that Alan Tilbury's MP, unprompted, will ask a parliamentary question regarding the waterways minister's plans for BW (Piling on the pressure, 19th June 2010), writes Allan Richards.

No swan on the menu

Published: Monday, 21 June 2010

A CHEF admitted killing a swan on the River Great Ouse at   Bedford, just missing going to jail.

Will they slow down?

Published: Monday, 21 June 2010

SO BRITISH Waterways  is mounting a series of canal events to get bikers to slow down on towpaths. That should do it, or is it like holding firework events in Afghanistan and expecting the Taliban to attend and be converted to the peaceful use of explosives, writes Chip Smith.

Piling on the pressure

Published: Saturday, 19 June 2010

MANY boaters concerned about the true state of the way that British Waterways is failing in its duty of the upkeep of its waterways are writing to their MP's explaining its failure.

Can caused Weil's disease

Published: Friday, 18 June 2010

A BOATER drank from a can of Coke on a Sunday, and was dead on Wednesday, killed by Weils's disease.

Too many yobs

Published: Friday, 18 June 2010

THE authorities at last realise that yobbish behaviour on and by the Nene at Peterborough is spoiling it for many people.

Another Llangollen Marina

Published: Friday, 18 June 2010

THERE are plans for yet another marina on the Llangollen Canal near to Trevor Basin, and an extension to the waterway.