A canal charity is calling on people to bring back old fashioned manners as the number of people using towpaths reaches record levels.Read the full story ›
Thousands of fish are being rescued from a stretch of canal in Birmingham city centre this weekend after it sprung a leak earlier this week.
The Canal & River Trust were originally expected to start work this afternoon, but they have been forced to postpone until tomorrow.
They are to drain a 200 metre section of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to investigate water seeping from an aqueduct into a service road and disused railway tunnel.
The fish will be stunned with electricity, before being taken out of the drained canal by experts.
An open day at the under-repair Holme Lock off the River Trent has been cancelled as hole has been discovered in the lock floor.
The event was due to be held on Sunday, but with water leaking through the hole organisers have ruled it is no longer safe to let members of the public inside.
The open day is due to be rescheduled when a solution is found.
At 25 feet deep and 175 feet long the Holme Lock in Nottinghamshire is one of the biggest and deepest canal locks in the country.
But at the moment it is being drained of water while repair work is carried out. The Canal and River Trust say it is a vital part of maintaining the heritage of our waterways.
Work to repair the Holme Lock in Nottingham has got underway - one of the biggest jobs the Canal and River Trust will undertake this year.Read the full story ›
The Canal & River Trust is undertaking major maintenance and repair works on its only guillotine lock.Read the full story ›
CCTV is being installed on a canal bridge in Kidderminster in a bid to catch hit-and-run drivers causing damage to bridges across the UK. Some bridges across the Midlands are up to 200 years old and it costs thousands to repair them/
Historic canal bridges that are being damaged by hit and run drivers are now being monitored by CCTV. The first camera in the country has gone up near Kidderminster in Worcestershire.
The Canal and River Trust says it needs the footage so it can trace drivers to pay for repairs, which total £1 million a year. David Viner is from the Trust.
CCTV is being installed on a canal bridge in Kidderminster in a bid to catch hit-and-run drivers causing damage to bridges across the UK.
CCTV is being installed on a canal bridge in Kidderminster in a bid to catch hit-and-run drivers causing damage to bridges across the UK.Read the full story ›