Death by a Thousand Cuts

Published: Thursday, 23 August 2018

THESE days I tend to sit quietly, watch and say nothing, writes Orph Mable.

Take to the rivers

Published: Thursday, 23 August 2018

WITH Canal & River Trust seemingly intent upon closing as many canals as it can there is now a distinct worry about where to moor come the winter, writes T. Lang.

Piling on the agony

Published: Thursday, 23 August 2018

THE Canal & River Trust is piling on the agony indeed, telling of three more waterway closures and three that are closed and will remain so!

How many closed or restricted?

Published: Wednesday, 22 August 2018

READING narrowboatworld over the past few weeks I read aghast the number of canals closed or restricted and wonder how many now, asks Sid Haworth.

Ribble Link the latest casualty

Published: Wednesday, 22 August 2018

THE latest navigation closure is the Ribble Link connecting the main system to the Lancaster Canal.

K&A summit pound closed again

Published: Wednesday, 22 August 2018

THE usual problems with the pumps at Wooton Rivers have caused the summit pound through Bruce Tunnel to be closed again.

Put someone capable in charge

Published: Wednesday, 22 August 2018

IN THE days of British Waterways we cannot recollect a single error in its stoppage notices, though of course there were nowhere near as many as at present.

Wasps nest in a lock beam

Published: Tuesday, 21 August 2018

IT IS not saying much for the condition of a lock beam when it will accomodate a wasps nest!

Carbon monoxide alarms to become mandatory

Published: Tuesday, 21 August 2018

A CONSULTATION now in progress proposes that BSS requirements for carbon monoxide alarms on boats becomes mandatory.

Rise in magnet fishing causing concern

Published: Tuesday, 21 August 2018

THE rise in magnet fishing in the canals is causing concern to the authorities after grenades and guns are being dragged out by the strong magnets.