Lancaster death was boat rage

Published: Friday, 17 July 2009

THE latest twist to the tragic story of the boater's death on the Lancaster Canal is that it was boat rage, with two narrowboats attempting to get into the moorings and colliding.

Death could have been over mooring rights

Published: Friday, 17 July 2009

THE death of a boater on the Lancaster Canal as reported in narrowboatworld yesterday (Thursday) could have been about mooring rights.

Gravel barge sinks narrowboat

Published: Friday, 17 July 2009
A NARROWBOAT has been sunk by a gravel barge on the Trent.

Man arrested concerning canal murder

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2009
A MAN has been arrested as part of the police investigation into the murder of an illegal immigrant whose body was dumped in the Selby Canal.

The obsession with fencing

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2009

IT WAS Victor Swift who first publicised British Waterways current obsession with erecting fencing, to the detriment of maintenance, with many others now telling of this present wastage of money and resources.

More canal deaths

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2009

PEOPLE are ignoring the dangers of swimming in the canals, with more and more rescues, but the rescue at Brighouse was too late.

Towpath robber jailed

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2009
THE towpath of the Nottingham Canal in the city is now a safer place, as the man carrying out the series of robberies reported in narrowboatworld has been caught and jailed.

Double standards

Published: Friday, 10 July 2009

THERE is a growing dichotomy with regard to British Waterways directors salaries. The directors consider themselves to be underpaid and reinforce this claim with a consultants report which suggests that they are underpaid by about 15% per year.

Crackdown on speeding boats

Published: Friday, 10 July 2009

NOT ALAS British Waterways taking notice of the many complaints of speeding boats on the canals, but the Environment Agency launching a crackdown on the Nene.

Lost Wigan statue found

Published: Friday, 10 July 2009

ONE of the statues that were stolen from the Leeds & Liverpool canalside—Pit Brew Lass—has been found.