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Thursday 12 November

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  • Saturn awarded grant from National Historic Ships Register waterscape.com

    The Saturn Project has received a grant from the National Historic Ships Register towards the cost of the recent biennial docking and overhaul of the restored Shropshire Union fly boat, Saturn. ...

  • Thames could close during 2012 news.bbc.co.uk

    River users are concerned about plans to close the Thames for the duration of the rowing events at the 2012 Olympics. ...

  • Works ‘executed’ at Lincoln’s guillotine lock waterscape.com

    British Waterways has now begun essential engineering works in Lincoln city centre to ensure that a 200 year old lock on the River Witham can continue to be enjoyed by the thousands of people that visit every year. ...


Wednesday 11 November

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  • Council to take stake in £500m canal corridor plan thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Bradford Council regeneration chiefs are set to sign an agreement with a private company to create a £500 million development of homes, businesses and leisure between Bradford and Shipley. ...


Tuesday 10 November

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Monday 9 November

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  • BW cracks down on unlicensed boats waterscape.com

    Between 9 and 21 November British Waterways, which manages 2,200 miles of canals and rivers in the UK, will be using boats and taking to the towpaths on foot and bike as part of its annual National Boat Check. ...

  • Sightings of water voles double, British Waterways survey finds timesonline.co.uk

    A big increase has been reported in sightings of the water vole. British Waterways said 89 had been spotted on rivers and canals this year, twice as many as last year. Most sightings of the UK’s fastest declining mammal were on the Kennet and Avon Canal between Reading and Bath. ...


Friday 6 November

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Thursday 5 November

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  • Plug gets pulled on Pontcysyllte Aqueduct waterscape.com

    This dewatering will allow a thorough four day inspection of the structure to take place. The aqueduct is drained by the removal of a large plug located in the middle of the structure. When released, it sends a huge torrent of water cascading into the River Dee almost 130 feet below. The aqueduct holds 1.5 million litres of water and takes around two hours to drain. ...

  • Stranded dog rescued from canal island burytimes.co.uk

    A STRANDED dog had to be rescued by firefighters today after becoming trapped for two hours on an island of reeds at a Radcliffe canal. ...

  • Canal marina plan near Rowde to plug market gap thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    A plan for a 248 berth marina at Lower Foxhangers Farm, near Rowde, has been submitted to Wiltshire Council. ...

  • Boat fire victim at Honeystreet tried to escape thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    A combination of prescription drugs and alcohol could have led to Marie-Anne Chavasse waking too late to get out of her narrow boat Cobra when it caught fire in May, an inquest in Salisbury heard on Monday. ...

  • 200 volunteers tackle River Lee clean up waterscape.com

    An army of volunteers from BT has joined forces with British Waterways and Thames21 to clear up a one-mile section of towpath along the River Lee, as part of a drive to improve the appearance of the waterway, which borders the nearby Olympic Park. ...

  • New housing development will mean canal diversion thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    The single-lane swing bridge across the canal in Micklethwaite Lane was not adequate to take the extra traffic, but though a fixed bridge would be better, it would need a short canal diversion. ...


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