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.

New lock landing stages too short

Published: Friday, 10 July 2009

OVER £74,000 has been spent on lock landing stages by the Environment Agency on the Nene that boaters claim are too short.

Tattenhall Marina offically opened

Published: Thursday, 09 July 2009
THE £2.5 millions Tattenhall Marina on the Shropshire Union Canal is now officially open.

Man arrested for boat fire

Published: Wednesday, 08 July 2009

THE police have arrested someone in connection with the cruiser fire at Carnforth, who it seems went on a rampage.

Gravel by canal as an excuse

Published: Wednesday, 08 July 2009

CEMEX is using the excuse that it will transport gravel by the Trent & Mersey Canal as a ploy to get planning permission to start extraction at three new sites.

Will they ever learn?

Published: Wednesday, 08 July 2009

Time and time again warnings are issued about the dangers of swimming in canals and rivers, yet every year young people take to the water, often with dire consequences.

BW seal famous cave for the bats

Published: Sunday, 05 July 2009

THE fate of the Devils Den cave at Prestwood near Kinver on the Staffs & Worcs Canal has now been sealed up—for the bats.