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Thursday 5 November

Today's news from the web

  • New Caldon bridge in Stoke-on-Trent architectsjournal.co.uk

    The bridge, named after the neighbouring Bridgewater Pottery, is the first completed component of the masterplan. It improves access to the site and also enhances the canal-side environment....


Wednesday 4 November

Today's news from the web

  • Farewell to one of the last Idle Women waterscape.com

    We are sorry to report that Olga Kevelos, one of the last 'Idle Women', has passed away. ...

  • Kingsland Basin to be redeveloped contractjournal.com

    Durkan has been awarded a £28.5m construction contract by L&Q Housing Group to provide a 207-unit development in East London. The project is situated on the Kingsland Basin section near Regent’s Canal in Hackney. ...

  • Warning after canal rat numbers rise hemeltoday.co.uk

    Rat numbers in Berkhamsted are on the up because of families feeding the ducks according to the council. ...

  • Olympic hopes and dreams from the water's edge timesonline.co.uk

    The invitation was irresistible. “Come and inspect the new Olympic Stadium — by boat!” said Tony Hales, chairman of British Waterways. So last Friday, precisely 1,001 days before the opening of the 2012 Games, I took up his offer. ...

  • Canal trust is criticised burtonmail.co.uk

    Protesters have blasted a canal trustʼs support for a proposed opencast mine near to their homes. The Ashby Canal Trust went public with its backing for the Minorca site, off Gallows Lane, Measham, last week. ...


Tuesday 3 November

Today's news from the web

  • Design needs to be changed, it is claimed heraldseries.co.uk

    River users have warned that new £200,000 moorings planned for Wallingford will not be fit for purpose unless the design is changed. ...

  • Banbury canalside consultation under way news.bbc.co.uk

    Plans to redevelop an Oxfordshire canalside are being displayed to the public. ...

  • Historic boats craned out at Ellesmere Port waterscape.com

    Three historic craft will be craned out of the Shropshire Union Canal alongside the new heritage boat yard at National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port. The craning will take place ahead of a new restoration programme for the museum’s fleet of 80 historic boats. ...

  • London Waterbus celebrates 50 years service waterscape.com

    The London Waterbus, a much-loved visitor attraction that carries tourists and Londoners alike along the picturesque Regent’s Canal, is celebrating 50 years of service by notching up a bumper year of passenger numbers. ...

  • Young people set to work omn reinstating canal arm thisisstaffordshire.co.uk

    A group of around 20 under-25s set to work tidying up a redundant half-mile spur off the Trent and Mersey Canal, in Middleport, yesterday. ...

  • 'Canal rage' OAP in court thesun.co.uk

    A PENSIONER today pleaded not guilty to manslaughter after an alleged "canal rage" incident. ...

  • British Waterways launches moorings policy consultation waterscape.com

    British Waterways (BW) has launched a three month consultation inviting views on its proposed policy for both leisure and residential moorings in England and Wales. ...

  • British Waterways adopts new structure waterscape.com

    Today is the day that British Waterways’ new structure comes into effect. British Waterways will now be managed from its headquarters in Watford, eleven new waterways in England and Wales and two waterways in Scotland. ...


Friday 23 October

Today's news from the web

  • Work starts to repair canal leak at Thrupp stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    Vital work is underway to repair a leak in the Thames and Severn Canal at Thrupp as part of the regeneration project. ...

  • Staffs & Worcs improvements expressandstar.com

    Picnic benches could be installed along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal in Wolverhampton, while three entrance points could be widened, resurfaced and have ramps built to make them more user-friendly. ...

  • Plans for new canal bridge to go on show stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    An EXHIBITION will be held on plans to build a new bridge at Stroud’s busiest junction as part of the canal project. ...

  • Ex-policeman's canal tales are hit with children oxfordmail.co.uk

    A FORMER assistant chief constable whose grandson noticed narrowboats had faces has bought Oxfordshire’s waterways to life in a series of children’s books. ...


Wednesday 21 October

Today's news from the web

  • Thieves use canal for getaway expressandstar.com

    Metal thieves set up a makeshift jetty and used a canal barge to make off with five tons of aluminium from a Black Country firm. Workers at Impalloy Ltd in Bloxwich were stunned to discover the metal had been carried from outside the foundry down a slippy, steep embankment, through a fence and loaded on to a boat on the Wyrley and Essington Canal. ...

  • Grant bid for tunnel visitor centre expressandstar.com

    A bid has been made for a multi-million pound visitor centre at the Dudley Canal Tunnel, it was announced today. The revamped site could open as soon as 2012. ...


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