Safer on the Aire & Calder

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

BOATERS can perhaps feel a little safer navigating the Aire & Calder, as the emergency services have just completed a practice river rescue at Castleford.

Death knell for Stroudwater?

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

IN VIEW of the drastic cuts in services, local councils are requesting Stroud District Council that is giving millions to the restoration of the Stroudwater Canal, to spend the money on local services instead.

RCR warns of canal dangers

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

THE boat breakdown rescue service company River Canal Rescue (RCR), is warning boaters of the dangers of the the canals after saving boats in the past year.

Dudley Tunnels get award

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

ONE of the Midlands canals' hidden treasures is to be recognised as being amongst the most significant sites of Britain's transport heritage.

Another good one goes

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

THE downturn in boating, and the resulting lack of new boats being wanted, has resulted in yet another good boat builder going.

Pub crawl canal death

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

A MAN who drowned in the Erewash Canal at Long Eaton had been on a pub crawl just hours before he walked the canal towpath and fell in.

Prison for Avon driver

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

REGULAR readers may remember the story of the man who drove his children into the Avon at Evesham, attempting to drown them.

Worry over Kennet water extraction

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

THERE is the real possibility that the Kennet—the eastern end of the Kennet & Avon Canal—could become unnavigable in dry weather if Thames Water gets its way.

Regents Canal situation getting desperate

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

REGULAR readers may remember the many reports of knife attacks on the Regents Canal towpath at Islington, but it is getting closer to home with attacks on boats, and now the possibility of violence, as a boater at the scene explains.

IWA wants volunteers

Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A MEETING at the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Burton on Trent heard that the Inland Waterways Association wanted volunteers for its 'National' to be held again at Burton.