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Monday 8 February

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  • Waterways museum welcomes aboard Heritage Boatyard Supervisor waterscape.com

    The National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Linney as Heritage Boatyard Supervisor. Dave has over 25 years experience with boats and restoration having worked at a number of boatyards. ...

  • Minister set to launch work on Walsall's new canal quarter birminghampost.net

    Minister for the West Midlands Ian Austin will officially launch building work on a new homes development at Walsall’s Waterfront today to begin its transformation into a new canalside quarter. ...

  • Sad end for famed Liverpool ferry clickliverpool.com

    One of the Mersey's most treasured ferries is set for an "undignified" end. The Royal Iris, which has been laid up on the River Thames, near Woolwich, for over eight years, has now been found taking water up to its deck. ...


Thursday 4 February

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  • Buoyant outlook for Oxford Canal pub oxfordmail.co.uk

    They want to transform the pub into a destination for boaters, with a mini-shop where holidaymakers can buy provisions. ...

  • Burton to encourage tourism along the Trent & Mersey burtonmail.co.uk

    Two of the most eye-catching projects detailed in the development and regeneration scheme are designed to maximise use of waterway and wetland areas including the Trent and Mersey Canal, River Trent and the Washlands. ...


Wednesday 3 February

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  • Canal Festival scrapped hemeltoday.co.uk

    Tring Canal Festival organisers Wendover Arm Trust have been forced to cancel their May Bank Holiday event after landowners Land Planning Group refused permission to use its field adjacent to the Wendover Arm. ...

  • Oxford Brookes University wins planning permission for £1m doubling in size of boathouse at Cholsey oxfordtimes.co.uk

    Oxford Brookes University Boat Club has won planning permission to extend its boathouse on the River Thames near Wallingford. The university is seeking to raise £1m to fund the scheme, which will double the size of its training base off Reading Road, Cholsey. ...

  • Finalists announced for 2010 Waterways Renaissance Awards waterscape.com

    The regeneration of Clarence Dock in Leeds, a £15m flood alleviation scheme in Rotherham and the Village at War community project in Stoke Bruerne are just a few of the diverse and inspiring schemes to reach the finals of the 2010 Waterways Renaissance Awards. ...

  • Shropshire Union marina decision on hold shropshirestar.com

    A decision on controversial plans for a multi-million pound marina in north Shropshire has been put on hold. Plans were submitted last year by developers Moore Marine to build a marina for 200 canal boats on the Shropshire Union Canal at Park Heath Farm, Soudley, near Market Drayton. ...

  • Dog Poo to be Sprayed with Pink Spray at Canal tivertonpeople.co.uk

    Piles of dog mess left on or beside the towpath in Tiverton will be sprayed bright pink by Rangers using a spray aerosol....

  • Huge BCN canalside development approved expressandstar.com

    More than 300 homes are poised to be built on the site of Walsall’s landmark Caparo factory after the scheme won the support of planning chiefs. The decision leaves the path clear for the firm which owns the £5.7 million land between the Wyrley and Essington Canal and Miner Street and Green Street to appoint a developer....

  • Ice sinks boat on the River Lee eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk

    Ever dreamt of living on a house boat sailing up and down the East End's intricate waterways? Rising damp could be an issue though if you were to try and let this narrow boat which has sunk into the River Lea by Bow Bridge, near Three Mill Lane, in Bromley-By-Bow....


Tuesday 2 February

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  • Residential boaters protest over new mooring rules wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    Some 50 people attended the Bradford on Avon Area Board meeting on Thursday, claiming that proposals to restrict the number of 14-day moorings and introduce overstaying charges would have a damaging impact on their lives. ...

  • Flood risk trees on the Great Stour removed by boat news.bbc.co.uk

    Fallen trees have been removed from the Great Stour in Kent to reduce the risk of flooding. ...

  • Lichfield MP writes to Prime Minister over safety of Chasewater dam thelichfieldblog.co.uk

    Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant has once again challenged the Prime Minister over the potential danger posed by Chasewater Reservoir’s failing dam. ...

  • MP tables motion to congratulate WRG politics.co.uk

    Staffordshire Moorlands Labour MP Charlotte Atkins has helped table a Parliamentary motion which “congratulates the Inland Waterways Association Waterway Recovery Group for achieving 40 years working to restore Britain's canals and rivers.” ...

  • Tree falls on residential boat shropshirestar.com

    A Shropshire couple today revealed how they had had a lucky escape after a tree toppled over and crashed onto their narrowboat home moored on the Llangollen canal. ...


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