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Wednesday 2 December

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Tuesday 1 December

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  • Woman and baby rescued from River Thames richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk

    A woman and her six-month-old baby have been rescued from a stranded boat. A 30ft wooden cruiser boat lost power while travelling down the River Thames and became stuck in Teddington Weir, in the early hours of Monday morning. ...

  • £1.25m Mersey & Irwell project in Warrington crainsmanchesterbusiness.co.uk

    Warrington Borough Council’s executive board has given the go ahead for reclamation works to a section of the derelict Woolston New Cut canal to create an urban ecology park on land nearby. The proposals will reclaim a 400m stretch of the canal, owned by Peel Ports, and include access improvements to an adjoining council-owned site. ...

  • Life on the river 'under threat' getreading.co.uk

    River cruisers have slammed the council for threatening legal action preventing them from mooring within the borough. ...

  • Canal volunteers muck in for world record tree-planting attempt waterscape.com

    British Waterways and members of the Grantham Canal Society will don their wellies on 5 December in an attempt to break a unique tree planting world record. ...

  • Flower lights for Glasgow's canal news.bbc.co.uk

    Plans have been unveiled to regenerate an area in central Glasgow with 8m tall street lights in the style of pink, orange and yellow flowers. The 52 "Phoenix Flowers" will run along Cowcaddens underpass which links to the Forth and Clyde Canal at Speirs Locks. ...

  • Canalside pub powered by chip fat bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk

    Landlord Ian Spencer-Brown has developed an ingenious way of creating electricity at his canalside inn by using the old chip fat! ...


Friday 27 November

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Thursday 26 November

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Wednesday 25 November

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  • New £200,000 Cotswold Canals bridge approved stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    The first planning application submitted as part of the canal regeneration project - proposals for a new £200,000 bridge at Upper Mills Industrial Estate in Stonehouse – was approved by councillors on Monday. ...

  • Fire crews rescue pregnant woman from river - News - getreading - Reading Post getreading.co.uk

    A mum-to-be and her partner were rescued when their boat broke down on the River Thames. The launch, without power, had drifted into trees on the bank of the river by King’s Meadow behind Tesco in Napier Road. ...

  • Peel's ambitious plan for the Manchester Ship Canal business.timesonline.co.uk

    Two huge waterside projects on the Mersey are components of a grand plan to regenerate the economy of the North West of England. It is called Ocean Gateway, the resurrection of 50 miles of a Victorian industrial landscape, from the Port of Liverpool to Salford Docks....

  • Lock cottage up for auction examiner.co.uk

    Other lots scheduled to come under the hammer include a former lock keeper’s house in Bradley. The vacant four bedroom stone built detached property, which is in need of refurbishment, has views over the Huddersfield Broad Canal and is offered on the instructions of British Waterways at a guide price of £125,000-plus. ...

  • £3m plan for River Soar thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    Water buses to take fans to football matches, a boat race, riverside restaurants and a floating market are all part of £3m plans to transform the River Soar. ...

  • Narrow Dog boat destroyed by fire thisisstaffordshire.co.uk

    Author Terry Darlington has seen the narrowboat he travelled the world in go up in flames during a fire at a boatyard. A blaze close to the base of the Canal Cruising Company, in Stone, last night destroyed three boats moored on the Trent and Mersey Canal. ...


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