Greater Manchester Police say they are not treating the death of the man as suspicious after his body was found in the Bridgewater Canal
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For the first time, the European self-drive boating company, Le Boat, is expanding into North America and will start offering breaks along the Rideau Canal in Canada
After spending seven months restoring the narrowboat, Dylan Stockli and Jahne Cleaver watched helplessly as their home sank in the Regent's Canal in London
Allen Green, 49, drowned when his narrowboat sank in Lock 5 on the Droitwich Junction Canal on 25 July, 2016.
The 200-year-old Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is being given a vital check up by engineers from the Canal and River Trust.
Margaret Sanderson died after she fell from her narrowboat into the Macclesfield Canal. Her jacket became entangled in the boat's propellor.
Boater Richard Gray came to the aid of the West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics as they treated a casualty near to Boggs Lock on the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal.
Around £43 million will be spent giving winter makeovers to the network of waterways run by the Canal and River Trust.
Self-driving boats, known as Roboats, will be trialled on the canals of Amsterdam over the next five years. The first prototypes will be seen on the water from 2017.
The Elland Bridge, which was damaged during the 2015 Boxing Day floods in West Yorkshire, is being rebuilt with original features. The canal through Elland has now reopened.
A man is being treated in hospital following a fire on a barge at Castlefield in Manchester. He is understood to have jumped into the canal to escape the flames.
A new exhibition celebrating the life of English engineer, James Brindley, is now underway at the National Waterways Museum. It is 300 years since the birth of the canal pioneer.
The long awaited expansion of the Panama Canal has now opened. Thousands of people watched the first ship make its inaugural trip along the waterway.
The sailor suffered burns to his face and body after an explosion on a boat on the Caledonian Canal in the Scottish Highlands.
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a Stover Canal barge near Newton Abbot in Devon. It is believed to be the only one of its kind found.
The Metropolitan Police are hunting convicted child sex offender Michael Crabb who could be using the British canal network to evade capture.
Castlerose Boat Stay is offering luxury apartment hotel accommodation in the heart of Manchester, as well as skippered cruises along the city's famous canals.
A stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal was closed to all traffic as a result of the incident at Lock 54.
A mechanic whose uninsured boat was destroyed by fire has been buoyed by generous donations from his local narrow boat community.