Canal & Waterways News and Features

Waterways News & Features about what's happening on the UK Canals and Rivers

Canal Junction has regular news updates on canal matters, progress reports on the many canal restoration and rebuilding schemes and special features about UK canals and inland waterways.

Waterways Hardship Fund set up to help needy boaters

Winter moorings

A new Waterways Hardship Fund has been set up to help boat dwellers who due to health or social problems ...More

Hired narrowboats banned from Tidal Thames

Narrowboats on tidal Thames

UPDATE March 2015; This ban has now been partially relaxed, see our March 2015 report ‘Ban on hired narrowboats ...More

Sunken party boat raised from K&A Lock

Bath lock sinking

The Anglo Welsh narrow boat hired for a stag party which sank in a Bath lock, blocking the Kennet and ...More

Fiddle and Bone will play new tunes

A Birmingham canal side ‘jazz pub’, closed for ten years, is to get new life as gastro pub and new centre ...More

HS2 Fradley impact reduced by tunnelling

MPs at Wood End Lock

HS2’s impact on the canal & landscape around Lichfield will be less after pressure from local and waterways interests cause ...More

‘Idle Woman’, Sonia Rolt OBE, dies at 94

Sonia Rolt

Sonia Rolt OBE passed away at the age of 94 on Wednesday 22 October. Widow of the author L.T.C. (Tom) ...More

Some 6Kg Calor cylinders could explode

6Kg Calor bottle

Boaters are asked to check any 6Kg Calor Gas cylinders they may have to see if they are from a ...More

Hire boat sits on lock cill and sinks

Empress being recovered

The 62 ft 4-berth Wyvern Shipping hire boat ‘Empress’ sank on 25 September at Kegworth Deep Lock on the River ...More

C&RT judged OK so far, but much more to do.

CRT talking to boaters

C&RT is judged as making good progress in its first 2 years but concerns include the need for a moorings strategy & ...More

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