Canal & Waterways News and Features

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.

Sunken party boat raised from K&A Lock

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

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 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

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

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.

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

A Quad of Canal Junctions plus a Pantomime dock

Making a short detour from the Trent and Mersey we popped onto the Staffs and Worcs Canal as Tixal Wide ...More

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