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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. ...


Monday 23 November

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Friday 20 November

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  • Stoppages announced for River Nene peterboroughtoday.co.uk

    The River Nene will be closed to boats in the coming months as essential works are carried out. ...

  • We’ll repair ‘vanishing bridge’, say canal chiefs cravenherald.co.uk

    A canal bridge near Gargrave is to be mended – a year after it was hit by a lorry. ...

  • Dave reverses his mobility scooter off boat and into canal halifaxcourier.co.uk

    A HALIFAX pensioner was saved by a crew member after he reversed his new electric scooter OFF a narrowboat and INTO a canal. ...

  • Curious climb canal safety fence news.bbc.co.uk

    Hundreds of people are reported to have crossed safety barriers to look at a breach in a canal in Staffordshire. ...

  • Lift-bridge going in on the Grantham meltontimes.co.uk

    Improvements to the Langar Lane bridge will include strengthening, widening to incorporate a new footway and the capability to add a hydraulic system, which will enable the bridge to be raised and lowered as boats need to pass beneath. All work is expected to be completed before Christmas. ...

  • Call for Trent dredging newarkadvertiser.co.uk

    The River Trent should be dredged to avoid future flooding and make it easier for boats to navigate, according to a town councillor. ...

  • Unique Floatel 'could have been saved' northwichguardian.co.uk

    A NORTHWICH man is angry demolition of the Floatel started before he had a chance to give his views. ...


Thursday 19 November

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  • Selling off waterways is 'massive mistake', says council leader ealinggazette.co.uk

    Hounslow's council leader has branded propositions to sell off our waterways as a "massive mistake" which could "harm the regeneration of Brentford". Gordon Brown announced last week that British Waterways' property portfolio is under consideration for inclusion in a massive sell off of Government assets. ...

  • BW to auction Sharpness cottages news.bbc.co.uk

    People living in homes owned by British Waterways in Sharpness, Gloucestershire, have been told their houses will be put up for auction. ...

  • Plea for England’s first canal - the Sankey Canal in St Helens liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    St Helens Council is calling on the Government to help restore the Sankey Canal, the country’s first dead water canal. ...


Wednesday 18 November

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