Stenson Bridge to be repaired at £200,000

Published: Wednesday, 21 October 2009

THE bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal at Stenson that had its parapet destroyed when a farmers' trailer toppled through it, is to be repaired at an estimated cost of £200,000.

Crime pays for two boats

Published: Monday, 19 October 2009

MANY boaters have met Adrian Lane, one of the riverside rangers on the Leicester section of the Soar, whose small team have won a bid for funds from the Leicester & Rutland Criminal Justice Board.

BW recognises best volunteer projects

Published: Saturday, 17 October 2009

BRITISH Waterways is celebrating the importance of volunteers to the nation's canals and rivers by recognising ten groups across the regions whose work, it states, has dramatically benefited the waterways over the past 12 months.

BW backs down over 'outrageous' affair

Published: Friday, 16 October 2009

BRITISH Waterways who put Tardebigge New Wharf residents' cottages up for sale without giving residents notice or first choice to buy, have backed down after an MPs involvement.

Still more houses by the canal

Published: Friday, 16 October 2009

SOME ten years ago cruising through Burton-on-Trent on the Trent & Mersey Canal was fairly rural at its northern side, but massive development brought many houses.

Irresponsible anglers warned

Published: Friday, 16 October 2009

THE RSPCA is asking anglers to take more care when fishing as their hooks are causing distress to swans on the River Great Ouse near Ely.


Work at Vale Royal

Published: Thursday, 15 October 2009

WORK is now well underway on the the smaller of the two locks at Vale Royal on the Weaver including the wall that collapsed six years ago.

Towpath mugging

Published: Thursday, 15 October 2009

A TEENAGER was mugged on the towpath of the Rochdale Canal at Todmorden on Tuesday and left very shaken.

Boaters celebrate 200 years of GU

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2009

DRESSED in old costumes of the day, boaters and visitors celebrated 200 years of the Grand Union Canal on Monday (12th October).

IWA to celebrate Tom Rolt centenery

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2009

NEXT year Inland Waterways Association is to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Tom Rolt, one of its 'founding fathers'