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Tuesday 20 April

Today's news from the web

  • Houseboat owners lose appeal to stay at Kingston Railway Wharf surreycomet.co.uk

    Houseboat owners are facing eviction, after losing a long-winded battle to convert their moorings to residential use. ...

  • Waterway museums renamed waterscape.com

    The waterways museums at Gloucester and Stoke Bruerne are being re-named to emphasise and strengthen their links with their local environment. The museum at Gloucester will now be known as Gloucester Waterways Museum and at Stoke Bruerne the museum will revert to its original name, the Canal Museum. ...

  • Vandals untied crash boat oxfordmail.co.uk

    This boat got wedged under a bridge after vandals unchained its moorings. The vessel drifted along Castle Mill Stream in Oxford and crashed into Park End Street Bridge on Wednesday. ...

  • Pollution hits Leeds & Liverpool Canal blackburncitizen.co.uk

    Wildlife including ducks and swans were rescued from an oil slick after more than 113 litres of diesel was dumped into the Leeds Liverpool Canal. ...

  • Melksham to have say on canal plans thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Residents in Melksham are to be consulted next month on multi-million pound plans to restore the Wilts & Berks Canal. The ambitious scheme to restore the former Wiltshire canal have centred on a 3.5km stretch, where a new link would be created from Semington, passing through the Berryfield estate, and joining the River Avon in Melksham. ...

  • 300 miles of canal are opened up to anglers waterscape.com

    British Waterways is making more than 300 miles of the national canal network available to angling clubs and individual anglers. The new Waterway Wanderers scheme launches on Thursday 15 April and will provide access to 122 previously unlicensed locations throughout England and Wales. ...

  • EA refurbishes Brandon mooring visitanglianwaterways.co.uk

    The Environment Agency has recently refurbished the Brandon Town 48 hour visitor mooring on the Little Ouse to make life easier and safer for boaters. Works included the removal of the original timber decking which has been replaced using a non-slip material. The new decking is designed to have a lifespan of 25 years and will help to reduce ongoing maintenance costs. ...

  • Woman suing surveyor after houseboat sank getsurrey.co.uk

    The owner of a houseboat which sank while moored on the River Thames at Shepperton has launched a legal battle for compensation of more than £580,000....

  • £1million revamp of waterway chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk

    A WATERWAY has reopened after more than £1million was spent on repairs and improvements in just 12 months. The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation was fully opened again after Essex Waterways carried out its largest ever programme of renovations. ...


Thursday 8 April

Today's news from the web

  • BCN locks to be closed overnight waterscape.com

    As part of the new measures BW has reluctantly taken the decision to close down selected lock flights overnight to reduce the likelihood of subsequent canal closure enforced by reduced water resources. ...

  • State-of-the-art footbridge across the Leeds & Liverpool icseftonandwestlancs.icnetwork.co.uk

    A STATE-of-the-art bridge that led to a worldwide design search has been completed. It took three years to build – now the footbridge across the Leeds to Liverpool Canal links the two communities in Linacre and Klondyke. ...

  • Gotcha – hook, line and sinker thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Sightseers calling at Devizes Wharf last week to catch sight of the World War Two submarine supposed to be there were furious to find out they had been had by the Gazette’s April Fools gag. ...


Wednesday 7 April

Today's news from the web

  • Protest over unnavigable Forty Foot River cambstimes.co.uk

    Mr Chambers said: "The protest proved our point that it is completely impossible to get through. We've been fighting this for four years and no one seems to be willing to put the lock back into working order."...

  • Seal spotted in London's East End eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk

    Meet Sammy - the little fella cheerfully putting a smile on everyone's face. The seal has reappeared in the past week playing in Millwall Inner Dock, where he's taken a particular shine to a piece of piping and was snapped by Advertiser photographer Joe Lord. The seal, who's made plenty of appearances over the years in the East End's waters, has kept workers and residents captivated with his playful antics. ...

  • Burnley canal clean-up pledge thisislancashire.co.uk

    Clean-up campaigns have been pledged along the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Burnley and Pendle after it was revealed that waterway chiefs spend up to £40,000 each year tackling fly-tipping along towpaths. ...


Tuesday 6 April

Today's news from the web

  • British Waterways staff find stolen church silverware waterscape.com

    Last month, two British Waterways workers carrying out routine maintenance on the Ashby Canal at Higham on the Hill discovered the silverware inside a bag. The safe at St John’s Church, Hinckley, was broken into in June 2003. The thief took papers, along with two silver chalices and a communion plate which were worth around £3,500....

  • Chesterfield Canal champion dies waterscape.com

    Keith Ayling, former Chairman of the Chesterfield Canal Trust, passed away on the the morning of Wednesday 30 March. Keith had stepped down from his 18 year stint as chairman exactly a year before his death. He had continued his work with the Trust in the post of Vice-President. ...

  • Legacy allows work to begin at northern end of Wey & Arun Canal waterscape.com

    The Wey & Arun Canal Trust has received a substantial legacy from the Ed and Doris Hunt Memorial Fund which will enable them to create a 'green corridor' of recreational opportunities at the northern end of the Wey & Arun Canal. Although most of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust’s recent work has concentrated on the operational section at Loxwood, WACT is mindful of the need to link the former Wey & Arun Junction Canal to the rest of the navigable waterways system....

  • Beer stolen from boat lutterworthmail.co.uk

    A THIEF stole beer from a canal boat moored in Foxton. The break in happened at moorings near Swingbridge Street in the village, some time between Tuesday last week and Easter Sunday....

  • Waste from Drax power station to be transported by boat yorkpress.co.uk

    Drax held a trial run in January when it transported 1,200 tonnes of pulverised fuel ash to Ireland by ship down the River Ouse and into the North Sea. The trial was so successful that bosses at the power station, backed by the Environment Agency, British Waterways North East and Hull & Goole Port Authority, have give the go-ahead for one shipment by river and sea each month. ...


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