Centenary boat build

Published: Monday, 02 August 2010

AQUA Narrowboats based at Mercia Marina on the Trent & Mersey Canal has been commissioned to undertake the fit-out of the 100th shell built by Graham Edgson of Norton Canes Boatbuilders.

Volunteer canal ranger wanted

Published: Monday, 02 August 2010

BRITISH Waterways is on the lookout for a volunteer ranger who can 'bring that personal touch' to Dewsbury on the Calder & Hebble navigation.

Canalside cottage a cannabis factory

Published: Monday, 02 August 2010

POLICE have discovered a cannabis factory in an old canalside cottage on the Grand Union Canal near Weedon.

Through the roof

Published: Monday, 02 August 2010

DUE to our extensive coverage concerning maintenance and the closure of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal together with the problems of speeding cyclists, there has been an unprecedented interest in narrowboatworld during July.

The shut-down starts

Published: Monday, 02 August 2010

TODAY, Monday, sees the complete shut-down of around 70 miles of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, caused we are told by lack of rainfall.

Volunteer weekend at Standedge

Published: Friday, 30 July 2010

LOCAL communities are being invited to play an active role in the future of their local waterway, with a special open weekend being staged at Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre for prospective volunteers.

Indicators on the locks

Published: Friday, 30 July 2010

DAVID has missed the indicators with regards to locks on the Nene. The lock 'Slackers' (Nene term for paddles, changes to 'Penstocks' on the Levels) are fitted with indicators to show the position of the slacker, writes K Alexander-Duggan.

BW will be held to account

Published: Friday, 30 July 2010

Thank you for including my item about legal action on the website. I really wanted to draw attention that it is BW and not the cyclists who will be held to account, writes Bob Evans.

Towpaths way below mixed-use track width

Published: Thursday, 29 July 2010

SUSTRANS, the people promoting the change of use of towpaths into cycle tracks give the specifications of a mix-use track by waterways, yet upgraded towpaths fall way below the width required.

Flood defences to go private?

Published: Wednesday, 28 July 2010

WITH the waterways minister again stating BW and the EA waterways be included together in a 'third sector', there is a worry about flood defences which could affect navigation.