BW using litter pickers as lock keepers

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

BOATERS on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal are worried that instead of the Three Rise flights being operated by official lock keepers, litter pickers are being used.

More Giant Hogweed

Published: Saturday, 10 July 2010

THOUGH the Environment Agency gave the impression that the Giant Hogweed found by the Grand Union Canal at Linslade was a remote case, this is not so.

Caen Hill opens again

Published: Friday, 09 July 2010

CAEN Hill Flight on the Kennet & Avon Canal has now re-opened to navigation after being closed for repairs.

Trip boat operators suffering

Published: Friday, 09 July 2010

IT IS not only normal boaters who are suffering from British Waterways' lack of maintenance, its commercial customers too are being hit.

Poisonous plant back in the canals

Published: Friday, 09 July 2010

A POISONOUS plant that was  thought to have been eliminated from the country's waterways has been discovered in the Grand Union Canal.

Gunthorpe Lock closed

Published: Thursday, 08 July 2010

GUNTHORPE Lock on the Trent is closed owing to a failure with the electrics.

Team effort cleans up canal

Published: Thursday, 08 July 2010

THE waterways in Wolverhampton have benefited from a clean up thanks to the help of a team of volunteers.

Lock fund benefits by £11,000

Published: Thursday, 08 July 2010

THE Wey & Arun Canal Trust's Southland Lock rebuilding fund will benefit by around £11,000 following the 2010 ‘Poddle' sponsored walk in June.

Gravel run doing well

Published: Thursday, 08 July 2010

THE latest news on the working boats transporting over 100 tons of gravel is that the fleet passed through Apsley on Wednesday afternoon and  spent the night at  Berkhamsted.

Free engine maintenance courses

Published: Thursday, 08 July 2010

THE well known engineer, Tony Brooks, will be running free maintenance  courses at the IWA National Festival on the Thames.