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Thursday 27 August

Today's news from the web

  • Hundreds pore over Burscough Wharf development plans osadvertiser.co.uk

    Hundreds of people turned out to see the new plans for the Burscough Wharf development on Saturday. Around 500 visitors came through the door to see the multi-million pound plans which include a top class restaurant and a micro-brewery. ...


Wednesday 26 August

Today's news from the web

  • Children hold key to canal chaos expressandstar.com

    Children are making their own lock keys and using them to drain stretches of water along the Stourbridge Canal, it has been claimed. ...

  • GUCCC boat makes its way up the Foss thepress.co.uk

    Walkers in the Huntington Road area of York may have thought they had travelled back in time when a carrying boat was steered up the River Foss. The former Grand Union Canal Company freight carrier Victoria became the first vessel of its type for decades to enter the river at Castle Mills Bridge. ...


Tuesday 25 August

Today's news from the web

  • Cyclist dived into canal to save towpath walker lep.co.uk

    A cyclist has been hailed a hero after he rescued a drowning man from a Lancashire canal. ...

  • Blisworth celebrations a success aboutmyarea.co.uk

    200 year old Blisworth Tunnel near Towcester was filled with steam and boats on Saturday as hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its reopening to boat traffic on 22nd August 1984 to the sound of a full peal of church bells. ...

  • New IWAC members media-newswire.com

    Minister for Waterways Huw Irranca-Davies today announced the appointment of six new members to the Inland Waterways Advisory Council. Mike Cooksley, John Dodwell, Amanda Nobbs, Tamsin Phipps, Colin Powell and Alan Stopher will take up their three year appointments from January 2010. ...

  • Weir makes it plain sailing for ducklings waterscape.com

    British Waterways' staff are making life a little easier for distressed ducklings on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal with a series of rescue ramps inside Pontymoile Weir. The galvanised steel mesh structures will enable ducklings and other animals to navigate their way back on to the canal if they have been washed over the weir by passing boat traffic. ...

  • Central winners of Waterways Excellence Awards announced waterscape.com

    First prize in the central division went to the evasion project team for work towards tackling boat licence evasion; driving the licence evasion rate down from 10.4% to 4.7% at 31 March 2009. In second place was the team that negotiated the new national vegetation and facilities management contract, and the group involved in delivering the Liverpool Canal Link were awarded third prize. ...


Monday 24 August

Today's news from the web

  • Call for lock keepers after canal is drained expressandstar.com

    Narrowboat owners are calling for traditional lock keepers to be brought back along a stretch of canal in the Black Country after a suspected vandal attack. A 400-metre section of the Stourbridge Canal between two locks was drained after a suspected act of vandalism in the early hours of Saturday morning. Canal users say it is not the first time this part of the canal, near to the Red House Glass Cone attraction, in Wordsley has been targeted. ...

  • British Waterways advises of risks from algae waterscape.com

    British Waterways is asking visitors to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to continue to enjoy the waterways but avoid contact with the water due to a potential bloom of blue-green algae on the canal. ...

  • Waterways Action Squad brighten up canal tunnel waterscape.com

    A group of young people have created a new piece of wall art at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port to celebrate the start of a major new youth volunteering project and to brighten up a graffiti-covered canal tunnel. ...

  • Help save our historic boats waterscape.com

    The National Waterways Museum has joined forces with publishers Waterways World to launch a new Supporters Scheme for its national collection of historic boats at Ellesmere Port. ...

  • Fire sinks boat on canal watfordobserver.co.uk

    Police are investigating after a Fire resulted in a boat sinking on the Grand Union Canal early this morning. ...

  • Banker jailed after Thames murder hertfordshiremercury.co.uk

    A HODDESDON banker who killed a Thames pleasure boat captain has been jailed for three years for manslaughter. ...

  • Money flows in for work on Thames oxfordmail.co.uk

    A number of improvements are being made to locks along the River Thames as part of a £5.1m upgrade programme. ...

  • Row over Upton barrier plan berrowsjournal.co.uk

    Making a permanant wall part of a riverside town’s flood defences could hurt trade, according to a pub owner. There is no argument in Upton-upon-Severn about the town needing flood defences to protect the livelihoods of traders and pubs and the well-being of residents living near the waterfront. ...

  • Fretherne Canal Bridge reopens ahead of schedule stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    Fretherne Canal Bridge, which spans the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, has re-opened a week ahead of schedule. ...

  • Stourbridge Canal vandals expressandstar.com

    A canal in the Black Country was dry today following a suspected vandal attack. Residents raised the alert after seeing that a 400m stretch of Stourbridge Canal, neighbouring the Red House Glass Cone attraction in Wordsley, had no water in it. ...

  • River jump kids filmed on YouTube thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    These children filmed plunging into a canal from a railway bridge in Leicester were today warned they are risking their lives. Their jumps into water from up to 40ft – a craze known as "tombstoning" – were caught on camera and placed on the YouTube website, apparently by one of their friends. ...

  • Skipper fined for speeding in Brayford Pool, Lincoln thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    A boater has been ordered to pay £347 for speeding in Lincoln's Brayford Pool. Skipper Rachael Jennings, 25, pleaded guilty to breaking two of British Waterways's by-law offences of speeding and inconsiderate boating at Lincoln Magistrates' Court. ...


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