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The Braunston stink
Friday, 04 September 2015 15:13

WE ARE on our annual pilgrimage around the canals and have moored up in Braunston, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

Now it's FOUR 'Narrow' lock failures!
Friday, 04 September 2015 11:09

IN ADDITION to the recent closures of three locks on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, another has now been closed.

Ed Helps on BWML
Friday, 04 September 2015 09:00

IT SEEMS that it is not only narrowboatworld that is concerned about Canal & River Trust's marina subsidiary, British Waterways Marinas Ltd (BWML makes a £877,642 loss!), writes Allan Richards.

Yarns from the Yard—Silly me!
Friday, 04 September 2015 08:49

HERE at Oxley we are regularly tasked to replace old tired engines with nice shiny new ones. This is a job that Phil really enjoys and can give us some interesting mechanical problems to solve that allow our expertise to come to the fore.

Why can't we all be friends?
Thursday, 03 September 2015 09:28

I'VE ONLY been living afloat for a short while, but the canals have been in my blood since I can remember. I used to think of them as a place where class, money, social mobility and all of the other 'trappings' of a capitalist system didn't reach' writes  Gareth Haines.

Now it's 59,000 defects!
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 10:27

THERE are growing concerns about the perilous state of the waterways under Canal & River Trust, with stoppages reaching a number never even approached in past years, with not just single closures, but at the moment three stoppages on two separate canals.

If ever proof was needed...
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 08:53

FROM all accounts it was chaotic at Buckby Locks on the Grand Union Canal when the broken lock was finally repaired enough to allow boats through after being closed for days.

Now it's three closures on the 'Narrow'
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 08:33

HARD on the heels of the notice of the two lock failures on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, we are told that another has suffered a broken cill and is now closed.

Two locks fail on the 'Narrow'
Monday, 31 August 2015 09:52

TWO locks are out of action on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal—Lock 10W and Lock 26W, with the latter serious.

Victor: Rather naughty!
Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:21

THAT was rather naughty of our Thomas using narrowboatworld to complain about not getting our boat licence— but it certainly had results.

Temporary repair at Buckby Flight
Friday, 28 August 2015 08:42

THERE has been a temporary repair to the broken gate on Lock 12 on the Buckby Flight on the Grand Union Canal, which is open with restrictions.

Poor boat handling to blame
Friday, 28 August 2015 08:34
WE TRAVELLED down the Buckby Flight [Grand Union Canal] on Tuesday, the day before the lock failure, and can report the flight was in good condition, better than it had looked for years, writes Emma Payne.
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