Handy timber

Published: Friday, 16 April 2010

THE many fences that are being erected around the system by British Waterways are providing handy timber.

Papering over the cracks

Published: Thursday, 15 April 2010

IT WAS good to see Ralph Freeman highlighting the lock next to the Dog & Doublet on the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal as an example of how a gate can be made to fit, writes Allan Richards.

More canals for anglers

Published: Thursday, 15 April 2010

PREVIOUSLY  unlicenced sections of the canal network have been made available to anglers by British Waterways.

Cromford Canal—SSSI or what?

Published: Wednesday, 14 April 2010

MY DAILY commute takes me alongside the formerly restored stretch of the Cromford Canal between Ambergate and Cromford, and for the past three or four weeks, extensive works have been going on involving heavy diggers and other machinery, writes Paul Burke.

Money for Cromford

Published: Wednesday, 14 April 2010

IT WAS the very well known actor Brian Blessed who accepted a cheque for £3,000 on behalf of Friends of Cromford Canal, towards its restoration.

All change—again

Published: Wednesday, 14 April 2010

THE waterways museums at Gloucester and Stoke Bruerne are being re-named, which is to 'emphasise and strengthen their links with their local environment'.

New supermarket by the Staffs & Worcs

Published: Wednesday, 14 April 2010

A NEW supermarket has just been opened  by the Staffs & Worcs Canal at Wombourne.

'Bodge job' getting worse

Published: Monday, 12 April 2010

THE 'bodge job' on the towpath of the Grand Union in Loughborough that was featured in narrowboatworld earlier this month is getting more dangerous.

No U-boat

Published: Monday, 12 April 2010

WOULD you believe that a World War Two U-boat managed to get to Devizes on the Kennet & Avon—negotiating all those locks?

Towpath killer gets life

Published: Monday, 12 April 2010

A MAN who attacked a towpath walker after being refused a cigarette,  then battered him to death, has been given a life sentence.