Macclesfield Canal closed

Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

TODAY (Wednesday) the Macclesfield Canal was closed between Bridges 38 and 39, adding to the list of unavigable canals, but with no reason whatsoever given by Canal & River Trust, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Boat broker gets fours years jail

Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

A Nottingham boat broker has been jailed for four years for conning boaters out of their boats.

Marathon on the Leeds & Liverpool

Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

MARATHON runner Gavin Griffiths will be tacking his 23rd marathon on 26 miles of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath.

New cycleway on the Shroppie

Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

PART of the Shropshire Union Canal towpath around Chester is to be upgraded to a cycleway.

More objections to HS2

Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

CAMPAIGNERS against the new HS2 high speed train route are to highlight its effect on areas near the Trent.

Middlewich breach repaired in five weeks

Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Alas, do not get too exited, as it is certainly not the current one.

Major feature on canal living

Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

IN THE last couple of weeks the Financial Times Weekend edition has carried a major feature about canal living, writes Roger Fox.

First boats across Surrey/Sussex border

Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

FOR the first time since late last century boats were able to navigate across the Surrey/Sussex county border on the Wey & Arun Canal.

Volunteers needed for engine safety monitoring system

Published: Monday, 30 April 2018

RIVER Canal Rescue is calling for volunteers to help test a new monitoring system.

Young girl dragged off towpath and sexually assaulted

Published: Monday, 30 April 2018

 A TEN years old young girl was dragged off the Ashton Canal towpath on to wasteland and sexually assaulted.