Category: Features

Second chance for Britain’s pets

FROM humble beginnings, Wood Green the Animals Charity is now one of the UK’s biggest animal charities – finding second chance homes for thousands of cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits and more every year, since...

The Turf

A Tudor gem FEW places on earth can feel solitary at the same time as welcoming people. There’s a secret spot in Devon that attracts hordes every year for the rare thrill of that...

Canal boat cranage close to the capital

  A WATFORD-based engineering company has a crane capable of lifting narrow and wide beam boats up to 70ft in length and 14ft wide. At its yard in Croxley Green on the Grand Union...

Character of the cut

Environment Agency enforcement officer Nick McKie-Smith started his boating career on continental holiday cruises. Elizabeth Rogers finds out more. THE scenic stretches of the River Thames have been the home waters of Nick McKie-Smith...

The Wet Web

Helen Gazeley finds that the UK cities of culture have a waterway connection. IS IT only a coincidence that, so far, the UK Cities of Culture have been based on major waterways? In 2013...

Curlew in crisis

Alison Alderton looks at the plight of the iconic wader and measures being introduced to protect the bird from extinction in Ireland. WITH its long legs, mottled brown plumage, downwards-curved bill and haunting cry,...

‘Ordinary’ canal lock

Genius in its simplicity THE canal lock is a masterpiece of simplicity that ingeniously carries boats uphill and downhill in still water. It’s the place gongoozlers gather and where passing boats cram conversations and...

Flying boat!

FORMER British Waterways work boat Pentland took to the sky – twice – in a move to her new home on Friday March 3. Walker’s of Tuxworth craned her on to a transporter at...

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