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Wednesday 17 March

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  • Canal museum will go back to its old name northamptonchron.co.uk

    Bosses of the National Waterways Museum in Stoke Bruerne have decided to bring back the museum's original name after visitors said they wanted the focus of the venue to change. The Canal Museum was renamed the National Waterways Museum a number of years ago to link the venue up with other canal museums in Gloucester and Ellesmere Port. ...

  • Event is set to be sunk by repairs expressandstar.com

    A waterways heritage event, which attracts thousands of visitors to the Black Country, could become the latest casualty of reservoir repairs, it has emerged. Stourbridge Navigation Trust could be forced to pull the plug on its 25th anniversary Open Weekend in October following an announcement by British Waterways. ...


Tuesday 16 March

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  • Nantwich Road residents trapped due to blundering drivers middlewichguardian.co.uk

    Nantwich Road residents say they are fed up of lorries getting trapped under the canal bridge near their homes. ...

  • Referendum on Daventry canal arm northamptonchron.co.uk

    Residents in Daventry are to get a vote on plans to create a marina and canal in the town centre, after opponents of the controversial proposal forced a "historic" referendum. The Parish Poll, which will be held on Monday, March 22, will ask residents whether they support council plans to build a canal arm on the Eastern Way playing fields. ...

  • Liverpool and Manchester join forces for £50bn Atlantic Gateway along the Ship Canal liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2010/03/16/liverpool-and-manchester-join-forces-for-50bn-atlantic-gateway-scheme-92534-26039553/...

  • Million-pound gates go in at Sharpness news.bbc.co.uk

    A set of new steel gates, each weighing 74 tonnes and measuring 11m (36ft) high, have been craned into place at Sharpness Docks in Gloucestershire. ...


Monday 15 March

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  • Restoring Southland Lock on the Wey & Arun Canal waterscape.com

    With Devils Hole Lock virtually complete and ready for its formal reopening on 17 April, the Trust is launching an appeal for reconstruction of the next lock North – Southland. ...

  • New marina opens in Audlem creweguardian.co.uk

    The Overwater Marina is due to open to the public at the end of March. It has secured the backing of British Waterways and the family hope it will become a major tourist attraction for South Cheshire....

  • Caledonian Canal to get first canoe trail pressandjournal.co.uk

    Canoeists are set to make a splash in the Great Glen after yesterday’s announcement of funding being made available for Scotland’s first canal canoe trail....


Thursday 11 March

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  • Regeneration plan for Sheffield canalside sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk

    The Attercliffe Waterside project is seen as "an opportunity to transform this area from its currently party vacant semi-derelict condition into an attractive mixed use development". Improvements are planned to the canal alongside new landscaping. ...

  • Derby Canal plans to be shown at exhibition thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    Multi-MILLION-POUND plans to restore a 20km stretch of a Derbyshire canal will be shown to the public in a series of exhibitions. The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust expects an official consultation on its £45m proposals to begin this month. ...


Wednesday 10 March

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Monday 8 March

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  • Society plans restoration of 18th Century Devon canal news.bbc.co.uk

    Teignbridge District Council has now sub-leased the land to the Stover Canal Trust, paving the way for full restoration plans to be drawn up. ...

  • Grant to revitalise Manchester waterway newstartmag.co.uk

    A revamped waterway and a new bridge are to form part of a £4.4m boost to the New Islington area of Manchester. Boaters will be able to moor in the area for the first time and a bridge and new paths and canal walkways will connect it to the neighbouring areas of Ancoats and Manchester city centre. ...

  • New sea gates to be floated into Sharpness Docks waterscape.com

    A set of massive sea gates is being installed at Sharpness Docks to replace the original steel guardians which have given safe passage to craft and held back the might of the sea for over 50 years. ...

  • Speeding boater fined £4,600 visitthames.co.uk

    A Buckinghamshire boater will have to pay out over £4,600 after being prosecuted for failing to navigate a boat at a safe speed and without due care and caution along the River Thames. ...


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