Old canal found

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

THE city of canals—Birmingham—had more canals than first thought, with another unearthed.

Macclesfield closed at swing bridge

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

THE powered swing bridge at Oakgrove (Bridge 49) on the Macclesfield Canal has been damaged, and is in the closed position to boats, Ralph Freeman writes.

BW to rely on volunteers?

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

A NEW undertaking that has been commissioned by the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities reveals that volunteers are needed to enable BW to fulfil its navigation commitment.

Leeds & Liverpool could close in three weeks

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

AT A meeting in Wigan over the week-end it was discovered that unless there is a deluge, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal will close on 1st August—the start of the major summer holidays.

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.