Controversial marina plans approved

Published: Wednesday, 01 December 2010

AGAINST massive objections, the controversial plans for a 199 berths marina complex on the Staffs & Worcs Canal at Swindon have been recommended for approval by council officers.

Next year's BCN Explorer Cruise

Published: Wednesday, 01 December 2010

AFTER the success of the cruises of the past four years it is the intention of the Society to hold a cruise again this year to encourage boaters to explore the Birmingham Canal Navigations prior to the Canal Festival at Pelsall.

Licence hike pays for moorings fiasco

Published: Wednesday, 01 December 2010

BRITISH Waterways Marketing Director, Simon Salem, told boaters:  'The funding position is no less easy at present, but in the light of the difficult economic climate we have decided not to increase the net of VAT fee levels for the financial year beginning April 2010'.

Please move the boat

Published: Wednesday, 01 December 2010

A NARROWBOAT that had been torched by arsonists on the Peak Forest Canal is listing badly, with boaters afraid it will keel over and block the waterway unless something is done, Amy Dickerson writes.

Police advise against using towpaths

Published: Monday, 29 November 2010

LEICESTER police are advising women in the city not to use the towpaths at night as they are not safe.

BW's cack-handed approach

Published: Monday, 29 November 2010

I was heartened to see the article on Geoff Mayers' treatment at the hands of BW. I can say I had no knowledge of Geoff's case until this morning when I started surfing my usual haunts, writes Simon Robbins.

Boater slipped into canal and drowned

Published: Friday, 26 November 2010

A VERDICT of accidental death was brought on boater Andrew Fairholme, whose body was discovered in the Trent & Mersey Canal at Hassall Green on 'Heartbreak Hill'.

Fancy a cruise across the Wash?

Published: Friday, 26 November 2010

A TRIP is being organised for the more intrepid amongst you boaters for a cruise across the Wash.

Santa on the Chesterfield

Published: Friday, 26 November 2010

ONCE again Santa is on the Chesterfield Canal, at both Chesterfield and Retford, with boat trips for the children.

Filthy facilities on Lee & Stort

Published: Friday, 26 November 2010

BOATER Carmen Smith was so disgusted at the state of the facilities on the Lee & Stort Navigation that she has complained to British Waterways about their state.