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Monday 24 August

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  • 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. ...

  • Oil tanks warning henleystandard.co.uk

    Boat owners are being urged to check their oil tanks before going out on the Thames. The Environment Agency warns that damaged tanks can cause leaks, putting fish and other wildlife at risk. ...


Friday 7 August

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Thursday 6 August

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  • Massive event to mark World Heritage Site shropshirestar.com

    A major event is being held to celebrate Britain’s newest World Heritage site - the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal, near Oswestry. ...

  • Revised Lathom marina plan rejected again osadvertiser.co.uk

    Plans for a marina alongside the Leeds-Liverpool canal in Lathom have been refused for a second time. Councillors turned down Paul Martland’s application to build a 40-berth marina on Carr Lane amid heated scenes at West Lancashire council’s offices in Ormskirk last week, despite a recommendation from planning officers it should be approved. ...


Wednesday 5 August

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  • Facelift for Erewash Canal in Ilkeston ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk

    A £150,000 makeover is due to start next week along the Erewash Canal in Sandiacre. The stretch of waterway just before the bridge and traffic lights in the centre of Sandiacre will receive new seating and a new ornate knee-high rail along the water's edge. ...

  • Volunteers spruce up Rushall Canal expressandstar.com

    Unemployed people have been getting their hands dirty to learn new skills and help to spruce up a canal in Walsall. ...

  • Police forced to beg for a boat surreyherald.co.uk

    The lack of police resources on the Thames was highlighted last week when officers had to borrow a boat so they could give chase to a gang of thieves. ...


Tuesday 4 August

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  • Heritage Lottery Fund signs over nearly £12m for the Cotswold Canals stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    A LOTTERY pledge of nearly £12million to help fund the canal regeneration project has been formally signed over to Stroud District Council. ...

  • Artist created water taxi for Leeds-Liverpool Canal liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    Dutch artist Lambert Kamps has transformed a hackney cab into a water taxi as part of a project that aims to use art to help regenerate some of Merseyside’s most deprived areas. It will run on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until September 20, carrying passengers between three stops. ...


Monday 3 August

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  • Cash boost will help Rogerstone canal locks open again southwalesargus.co.uk

    In the next few weeks, restoration work will start at the Cefn Flight - part of the Monmouthshire Canal near Newport. The CADW-listed locks 20 to 17 will be “returned back to their heyday” over the next year with the help of £700,000 of Heritage Lottery funding. ...

  • MPs float hopes for return of river officer getsurrey.co.uk

    Elmbridge’S MPs have launched a bid to overturn the decision to axe the police officer dedicated to patrolling the River Thames. ...

  • Environment Agency looking at viability of Elvington Lock thepress.co.uk

    It has been part of North Yorkshire’s waterways for hundreds of years – but now a historic lock’s days of letting boats pass through its gates could be numbered. The Environment Agency is considering whether to continue operating a facility allowing craft to travel along the River Derwent at Elvington, near York. ...

  • Woman killed in canal boat fall news.bbc.co.uk

    A woman died when she fell from a canal boat into a lock while on a family holiday in Oxfordshire. ...


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