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Thursday 10 June

Today's news from the web

  • Cruiser crunched in All Cannings thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    The owners of a boat holed in an accident on the Kennet and Avon Canal at All Cannings on Saturday night have thanked fire officers for saving their home. ...

  • Time Team style scientists search for buried boat thisisstaffordshire.co.uk

    Researchers are using Time Team-style technology to search for a narrowboat that was buried underground 48 years ago. Dr Jamie Pringle, a lecturer in geoscience at Keele University, is leading the team hunting for the National Coal Board vessel. ...

  • Burglars use narrowboat on Nottingham Canal to raid city newsagents thisisnottingham.co.uk

    Burglars stole a narrowboat moored on Nottingham Canal to help them break into a city newsagents. They escaped with £2,000 cash and £3,500-worth of cigarettes after raiding S&A News on Carrington Street in the early hours of yesterday. ...


Wednesday 9 June

Today's news from the web

  • Extra licence rise takes effect in August waterscape.com

    From August 2010 an across-the-board increase in all British Waterways licence fees of 1% will take effect. This change replaces the proposal to reduce the size of the prompt payment discount which was decided to be unfair to those customers who pay on time. The prompt payment discount will therefore remain at 10%. ...

  • Towpath Tales from Bath wanted waterscape.com

    British Waterways is asking the people of Bath to tell them their tales of the towpath this summer in a bid to record people’s memories of the area known as the Bath Flight of Locks as part of a proposed new scheme to restore this stretch of the Kennet & Avon Canal to its former glory. ...

  • Leeds & Liverpool canal given spring clean by community groups maghullstar.co.uk

    This year saw an array of community groups out in force to clear rubbish along the canal bank, with Sea Scouts, Melling Parish Council, Melling in Bloom, residents and Community Pay-Back offenders all taking part. ...


Tuesday 8 June

Today's news from the web

  • Caldon Canal bridge suffers serious accident thisisstaffordshire.co.uk

    A ROAD could be closed for weeks for repair work to take place on a canal bridge following a car accident. Redhills Road in Milton remains closed both ways today due to continuing safety investigations following the accident on Saturday. ...

  • Floating museum towed into Lowestoft harbour edp24.co.uk

    The impressive structure of a floating museum to showcase the world's oldest complete steamship was towed into Lowestoft harbour yesterday. ...


Monday 7 June

Today's news from the web

  • Droitwich Barge and Junction Canals on the verge of completion waterscape.com

    Despite a delay in the restoration’s final stages, the completed Droitwich Barge Canal between the River Severn and Droitwich will open later this year, with the Droitwich Junction Canal scheduled to follow in 2011. ...

  • Randy deer theory could explain Fossdyke Navigation deaths thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    Amorous deer taking a dip in the Fossdyke are apparently putting themselves in grave danger. Over the past six weeks about 16 dead deer have been pulled from the Fossdyke Navigation by British Waterways workers. ...

  • Peel opens new Trafford towpath crainsmanchesterbusiness.co.uk

    Peel Group has opened the first section of its Bridgewater Way towpath in Trafford, which is now suitable for walkers and cyclists alongside the canal. ...


Saturday 5 June

The Crick report



We've posted our first report from the Crick Boat Show. Head over to the special Crick page to take a look.

Richard Fairhurst  | 11.11am


Thursday 3 June

Today's news from the web

  • Gosling ‘hit and run’ on the Regents towpath camdennewjournal.com

    Campaigners have called for greater protection for wildlife after a gosling was killed under the wheels of a suspected hit-and-run cyclist on the Regent’s Park canal towpath. ...

  • Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock to be repaired visitanglianwaterways.co.uk

    A landmark flood risk management and navigation structure on the River Nene is being given a £1.2-million facelift. The Environment Agency began works to refurbish Dog in a Doublet sluice, which is located 7.5km downstream of Peterborough, earlier this month. ...

  • Reopening the Surrey Canal? southwarknews.co.uk

    In a wide ranging exclusive interview with Rebecca Towers, Head of Parks in Southwark, she revealed Surrey Canal could be partially reopened as a new water feature in the Walworth park. ...

  • Volunteer ranger needed for Audlem waterscape.com

    British Waterways is on the lookout for a volunteer ranger who can bring that personal touch to the picturesque visitor hub of Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal. ...

  • Peel Ports acquires Ellesmere Port site logisticsmanager.com

    Peel Ports, owner of Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal, has bought the former site of the Bridgewater Paper Company at Ellesmere Port which it plans to develop for port-related uses. ...


Wednesday 2 June

Today's news from the web

  • Arrest over 'drink driving on Blackburn canal bank' lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving a motorbike along a canalside in Blackburn. ...

  • Lune memories sought lep.co.uk

    Memories and stories about a listed Lancashire aqueduct are being sought for a new lottery bid. British Waterways has been awarded £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake a study of the Lune Aqueduct, as part of plans to develop the Lancaster Canal as a visitor attraction. ...

  • Boat safety week underway witneygazette.co.uk

    Boaters are being warned to get smoke alarms fitted or face rapidly spreading fires which could prove fatal. ...


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