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Wednesday 4 August

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  • Cleanup on the tideway visitthames.co.uk

    This August, Thames21 will once again challenge Londoners to step outside, don some wellies and help improve the environment! ...


Sunday 25 July

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  • Canal scoops Green Flag thisisthewestcountry.co.uk

    Rangers at the Grand Western Canal are celebrating receiving the Green Flag Award for the second year running. The popular canal, which is managed by Devon County Council as a Country Park and Local Nature Reserve, entered the award for the first time last year, and was successful at the first time of asking. ...


Friday 23 July

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Thursday 22 July

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  • Inland Waterways Advisory Council abolished waterscape.com

    Environment secretary, Caroline Spelman, has announced reforms to more than 30 of Defra’s arm’s length bodies. As a result, the Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) is to be abolished. ...

  • Couple to set up rowing boat business on River Slea sleafordstandard.co.uk

    A HUSBAND and wife are seeking to set up in business hiring out rowing boats on the River Slea. The couple, who live on a narrowboat at Chapel Hill, hit upon the idea when they attended the unveiling of the new slipway and lifting bridge at Sleaford. ...

  • Connect2 projects improve Rochdale Canal towpath waterscape.com

    A celebratory bike ride between Smithybridge and the Summit of the Rochdale Canal is being held at 6pm on Wednesday 28 July to mark the completion of a first phase of towpath resurfacing work. Through the multi-million pound Connect2 and Connect 2 plus projects, the towpath from Sladen via Littleborough and Smithybridge to Clegg Hall has been upgraded. There is now a continuous stretch of all-weather towpath from Sladen to Castleton, giving year round access to the Rochdale Canal for many more people for leisure, visiting and commuting....

  • Preservation group launched for the Glamorganshire Canal news.bbc.co.uk

    A campaign to redevelop a stretch of the Glamorganshire canal at Pontypridd has been launched. Only two lengths of the canal remain in water - half a kilometre at Pontypridd and another length at Forest Farm. ...

  • Environment Agency fights weed on the Great Ouse visitanglianwaterways.co.uk

    The fight back to keep navigation open and homes protected from flooding is being led by the Agency's weed harvester, being used for the first time this year on the river Great Ouse. The harvester cuts weed more deeply than a standard weed cutting boat and needs only two men to carry out the work previously requiring five....

  • IWA spruces up T&M through Rugeley thisislichfield.co.uk

    Volunteers gave up their time to improve the Trent and Mersey Canal through Rugeley. The work was carried out as part of a campaign by the Inland Waterways Association to upgrade the canal corridor and encourage more boaters to moor in Rugeley. ...


Wednesday 21 July

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  • Grandmother killed after being knocked into canal by falling tree telegraph.co.uk

    A grandmother has died after she was knocked into a canal by a falling tree during a family boating holiday as her two young grandchildren watched in horror. ...

  • Bid to beat anti-social behaviour on Boston's waterways thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    Five authorities have joined forces in a bid to stop antisocial behaviour along Boston's waterways. Sluice Bridge and Anton's Gowt have been hot spots for irresponsible acts in recent months. Acts include jumping from the railway bridge, trespassing on moorings and interfering with boats....

  • Unregistered boat owner made to pay up getreading.co.uk

    A boat owner has been forced to cough up £350 after failing to register his vessel for use on the River Thames, despite repeated reminders and warnings. Mark Smith, 33, was caught red-handed by Environment Agency (EA) officials when his vessel Blues III was spotted moored in Reading on November 29. ...

  • Popular Pendle boat festival sunk by drought lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    Tourism bosses have pulled the plug on a popular boating festival due to the closure of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal because of the drought. The move is a fresh blow for Reedley Marina, which has moved its boat hire operation to the Llangollen Canal in Cheshire ahead of the planned closure. ...

  • New gates go in at Fourteen Locks southwalesargus.co.uk

    Two historic Newport locks were given a facelift yesterday when new gates were fitted after an absence of 50 years. A 35-tonne crane was drafted in to lift the two-tonne gates into position at the bottom of locks 19 and 20 on the Cefn flight section of the Fourteen Locks stretch. ...

  • 37 Thames grants awarded thewaterwaystrust.org.uk

    37 projects which care for, enhance and increase the use of the River Thames are benefiting from over £86,000 in grants from the Waterways Trust, thanks to generous donations from its supporters....

  • Environment Agency - Flood update: 20 July 2010 – 1530 environment-agency.gov.uk

    The Environment Agency and Met Office are warning of possible localised flooding today and tomorrow. Currently, the Environment Agency has 5 Flood Watches in place for rivers in the north west of England....


Tuesday 20 July

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  • Severn & Wye railway bridge disaster to be commemorated waterscape.com

    The Friends of Purton are preparing to host an exhibition in words and pictures to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Severn and Wye Railway Bridge disaster. ...

  • Public backing for £15m Wrexham marina plan leaderlive.co.uk

    More than 2,000 people have backed ambitious plans to build a £15m marina in Cefn. A petition has attracted widespread local support as campaigners plan to push ahead with the idea, which they say could create a whole new tourism industry in the area. ...

  • Swan Upping on the Thames demotix.com

    The annual census of swans and cygnets on the River Thames which began in the 12th century started today, when the Swan Uppers covered the river from Sunbury to Windsor....


Monday 19 July

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  • Woman in Grand Union Canal fall in Buckinghamshire bbc.co.uk

    A woman is in a critical condition after being swept from a barge and into the Grand Union Canal in Buckinghamshire. The 62-year-old from Burford, Oxon, who has not been named, was on a break with her husband and two grandchildren when the incident happened on Thursday. ...


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