rescue of river avon stranded boats - September 18, 2020
mna boat club to launch 'waterwatch' with rnli - May 18, 2020
IWA call for more government help for waterways businesses - April 30, 2020IWA are calling for more government help for waterways businesses.The highly seasonal nature of these businesses, plus the fact that they need to pay out for mooring and licence fees means that they are in a very precarious situation. We are asking the Government to provide financial support for the navigation authorities who can then pass on savings to businesses who use their waterways.
crt ask leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel - March 26, 2020Following the announcement from the Prime Minister regarding the UK’s response to the coronavirus crisis, CRT are asking leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel.
call for urgent support for waterways businesses - March 26, 2020
rcr rescues narrowboat on river soar - March 23, 2020River Canal Rescue will be raising the capsized narrowboat at Barrow, on the River Soar, on Wednesday 25 March. Torrential rain and surging water caused the boat to break its moorings, sending it down river to bridge 30 where it became wedged. read more
mna becomes volunteer ambassador for rnli - March 19, 2020Merchant Navy Association Boat Club become volunteer ambassadors to RNLI. More MNA members are being encouraged to work with RNLI on coastal and inland waterways
entries open for crt's 'oscars of the waterways' - March 9, 2020The search is on for the best schemes, projects and initiatives that are helping to make life better by water. Now in our seventeenth year, our Living Waterways Awards celebrate the most exciting and inspiring waterway-based projects across the UK.
otters - February 14, 2020Since the 1950s the number of otters on Britain’s rivers have been in decline due to a combination of habitat loss, persecution and the use of pesticides. Over recent years otter numbers have been making a comeback due to better water quality and efforts to improve their habitats.
otters spotted in the heart of birmingham - February 14, 2020Largest ever survey of the otter population in the West Midlands is being carried out by Canal & River Trust, after sightings of the protected animals in the heart of Birmingham.
Canal & River Trust to tackle 'improper' mooring and make waterways safer - February 9, 2020Canal & River Trust is reaching out to boaters who have moored their boats in a way that could be dangerous or cause problems for other boaters or waterway users. Whether it’s someone moored up for days on a water point, to boats blocking the sightlines on bends, there are many examples of poor mooring etiquette.
RCR boat & engine maintenance and electrics courses 2020 - January 15, 2020
featured author - winter 2019 - December 1, 2019When I began writing my first book, “Mayfly” I thought it was the one book that we’re all supposed to have in us. Having just published my 6th book “The Reed Cutter” I am just about getting used to the fact that the old maxim is slightly less than accurate! I prefer to call the books a family rather than a series because, whilst loosely chronological they were written to be readable singly or, more or less, in any order.
Kitty Irvine - October 1, 2019I was born and grew up in the north of England. From an early age, my parents were heavily involved in Scouting, so I spent many weekends and school holidays camping and sailing. My family holidays were spent in the north west of Scotland. I suppose this is where I get my love of wildlife and countryside.
Michael Nye - October 1, 2019
featured author - autumn 2019 - September 1, 2019David Robertson lives close to the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal at Hinksford. He is a regular contributor for CanalsOnline Magazine, and writes with a great sense of humour, making his articles highly enjoyable. Dave has also written plays for Radio, short stories and some poetry - quite apart from being an ardent blogger.
Skip's Waterway - September 1, 2019A science-writer-turned-author is creating a new children’s book inspired by the true story of the Basingstoke Canal. It is called Skip’s Waterway and it’s written and illustrated by Jenny Pateman who lives near the canal and volunteers with the Basingstoke Canal Society.
David Robertson - September 1, 2019
tv on board - September 1, 2019Cello Electronics have a proud tradition of UK TV manufacturing and have been pioneers in the development of low voltage, well specified 12 volt TV’s. More recently they have re- introduced the Ferguson Brand on TV’s and remain the only UK manufacturer of TV’s.
Jenny Pateman - August 30, 2019
electric boats - June 1, 2019
how safe is your boat? - March 1, 2019Boats are often seen as easy targets for theft, and break-ins can happen during off peak times when the canals are quiet, or at high season when they are at their busiest.