Margaret Sanderson died after she fell from her narrowboat into the Macclesfield Canal. Her jacket became entangled in the boat's propellor.
Paramedics use a narrowboat to transport casualty at Boggs Lock
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.
Winter makeovers for some of the UK’s canals
Around £43 million will be spent giving winter makeovers to the network of waterways run by the Canal and River Trust.
Self-driving boats to be tested on the canals of Amsterdam
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.
Work progressing on the Elland Bridge
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.
Man suffers burns in barge fire in Manchester
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.
Pictures: Celebrating canal pioneer James Brindley
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.
Newly expanded Panama Canal opens
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.
Man injured in boat explosion on Caledonian Canal
The sailor suffered burns to his face and body after an explosion on a boat on the Caledonian Canal in the Scottish Highlands.
200 year old canal barge discovered
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.
Hunt for child sex offender with links to UK canal system
The Metropolitan Police are hunting convicted child sex offender Michael Crabb who could be using the British canal network to evade capture.
Pictures: New canal hotel, Castlerose opens in Manchester
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.
Three rescued from sinking canal boat
A stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal was closed to all traffic as a result of the incident at Lock 54.
Narrow boat owner who lost everything in fire gets helping hand
A mechanic whose uninsured boat was destroyed by fire has been buoyed by generous donations from his local narrow boat community.
Man dies in canal boat fire
A canal boat fire in the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bradford-on-Avon has claimed the life of a man.
Vandals force narrowboat owner to abandon his moorings
Holes allegedly have been drilled into boats in the West Midlands, causing them to sink.
Disoriented dolphin visits Sharpness Port
Sharpness Port in Gloucestershire received an unexpected visitor this week, as an inquisitive dolphin enjoyed a day trip.