Comment—British Waterways has failed

Published: Sunday, 06 June 2010

MANY year ago, after nearly 30 years of writing newspaper editorials, sometimes—as other such editors will surely testify—with a struggle, I promised I would never write another editorial again  as long as I lived!

Vandals drain Titford Canal

Published: Saturday, 05 June 2010

VANDALS have damaged the paddles on locks on the Titford Canal, jamming the mechanism open, draining the waterway.

Police telephone numbers updated

Published: Saturday, 05 June 2010

OUR list of police non-emergency telephone numbers has been updated today, and boaters are advised to include this as it contains various updates.

Get them for free!

Published: Saturday, 05 June 2010

SOME good advice about  smoke alarms for narrowboats, from of course a boater.

Regents ramp project stopped

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

THE construction of the ramp on the Regents Canal, featured in narrowboatworld has been halted as British Waterway did not obtain planning permission.

Local council rips-off canal society

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

THE canal restoration society Friends of the Cromford Canal were amazed to discover that the local council was ripping them off for £650 for  planning permission for two information signs on the disused waterway though only quoted £95 each.

Fit smoke alarms

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

AS PART of Boat Safety week, narrowboat owners around the country are being urged to fit smoke alarms to their boats.

ASBO swan saga continues

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

THE 'ASBO' swan reported in narrowboatworld as attacking boaters on the Cam in Cambridge, has found an ally.

Towpath motorcyclist arrested

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

A MOTORCYCLIST racing along the towpath of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Blackburn was caught by the police and arrested after complaints of his dangerous driving.

More Caldon development

Published: Friday, 04 June 2010

WORK is about to start on a 'Canal Quarter' on the Caldon Canal at Hanley, which will include 250 new homes by the waterway.