Protest in vain

Published: Thursday, 08 October 2009

RESIDENT boater Ian Gill, who has lived on his boat for the past 15 years on the Kennet & Avon Canal without paying any mooring fee whatsoever is complaining bitterly now that BW has caught up with him.

Bodies in the waterways

Published: Thursday, 08 October 2009

TWO bodies were discovered in the waterways last week, with one in the Grand Union Canal and one in the Montgomery Canal.

BW employees picket AGM

Published: Wednesday, 07 October 2009

EARLY attendees at British Waterways Annual Meeting in Birmingham yesterday (6th October) would have been greeted by the sight of BW's Chief Executive, Robin Evans, attempting to get pickets from Unite to disperse, writes Allan Richards.

Speed cameras on the Thames

Published: Monday, 05 October 2009

THE Environment Agency is now operating speed cameras on the Thames, that were promised early in the summer.

Hoping to cut down canal problems

Published: Monday, 05 October 2009

A NEW scheme is being formed to try and cut down on the amount of vandalism and attacks on the Coventry Canal.

Not so popular

Published: Sunday, 04 October 2009
THE number of people accessing narrowboatworld during September was a lot less than the previous month.

Holiday homes for Barton Marina

Published: Friday, 02 October 2009

IT SEEMS Barton Marina is taking over the idea of holiday homes, first mooted last year by Stenson Marina.

Helicopter to repair reservoir

Published: Friday, 02 October 2009

MARCH Haigh reservoir in the Pennines near Marsden, supplying the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, was in urgent need of repair, but there was only an old pack horse route to it.

Making towpaths safer from cyclists

Published: Thursday, 01 October 2009

FREE bells were given to cyclists by the Eccleshill Neighbourhood Police Team and Bradford Council at Dobson Lock on the Leeds & Liverpool on Wednesday (30th September) to attempt to cut down on accidents between cyclist and pedestrians using the towpath.

Cutting down on moorings

Published: Thursday, 01 October 2009

The Trent & Mersey Canal Society magazine Grand Trunk, describes the greenfield site at Branston Bridge as ‘a very welcome and peaceful largely rural mooring', but the secretary believes  building a sports ground will further diminish rural moorings.