Locks on the country's historic network of canals are opened and closed about five million times a year. That's hard work for canal users so an appeal has gone out for volunteer lock keepers. Bob Crampton has been to Caen Hill locks in Wiltshire to find out more.
A multi million pound scheme is being proposed using water from the west to help people in the south. Water is badly needed in south east England because of a drought. One idea is to pump water from the River Severn along canals to the River Thames. Ken Goodwin reports.