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Tuesday 21 July

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  • Waterways museum welcomes new manager waterscape.com

    The National Waterways Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of John Inch as General Manager of the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port. ...

  • Purton's forgotten hulks come to the BBC waterscape.com

    Following their national exposure on the BBC's geographical programme, 'Coast', the Purton Hulks are destined to make a welcome return to our television screens later in the autumn. ...

  • Budget cap costs River Thames police job news.bbc.co.uk

    A group of MPs has asked Surrey's Chief Constable to rethink cutting police cover on the River Thames. ...

  • Hydro-electric plant at Sawley Weir thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A multimillion-pound hydro-electric plant powering 800 homes could be built in a Derbyshire weir. Two turbines would be installed in the River Trent, near Sawley Marina. ...

  • Queen takes in the ancient Swan Upping ceremony timesonline.co.uk

    The Queen became the first monarch in recorded history to take part in the annual Swan Upping ritual on the River Thames. ...

  • Monmouthshire locks being restored news.bbc.co.uk

    Volunteers are working at Bettws Lane Lock and Ty Ffynnon Lock on the lower section of the Crumlin Arm. ...

  • Man in court over canal killing news.bbc.co.uk

    A 72-year-old man has appeared in court accused of killing a 56-year-old found on a narrow boat in Lancashire. ...


Friday 17 July

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Thursday 16 July

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  • Aqueduct announced for Measham burtonmail.co.uk

    A former mining village would become ‘a tourist destination in its own right’ under ambitious plans for the next phase of the Ashby Canal restoration, the project officer for the scheme has said. ...

  • 72-year old held in boat murder case lep.co.uk

    A pensioner has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found collapsed on a canal barge in Lancashire. ...


Wednesday 15 July

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  • Asbestos danger in river and canal boats ybw.com

    A man who worked for ten years at an East London Marina repairing narrow boats has settled out of court for an undisclosed sum, claiming exposure to asbestos at work gave him terminal lung cancer. ...


Tuesday 14 July

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  • Canal boat launched that runs on old chip fat clickgreen.org.uk

    British Waterways have launched their first biofuel powered boat as part of a trial scheme to find a more environmentally friendly way to power the vessels operating along the 2,200 miles of the country's canals and rivers. ...

  • Thames lockie scoops national award boatingbusiness.com

    Adam Benge was presented with the Esme Dowling Lock Keeper of the Year Award at a ceremony alongside Cookham Lock on Wednesday 1 July....


Monday 13 July

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  • Litter-pick by canoe falkirkherald.co.uk

    Young environmentalists found a fun way to get some exercise while cleaning up the Union Canal. ...

  • Houseboats can stay despite river clashes cambridge-news.co.uk

    A BAN on houseboats on a busy part of the River Cam has been rejected despite dire warnings about their threat to public safety. ...

  • Turbines for Lancaster Canal thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk

    A GREEN energy scheme planned for Killington Reservoir near Kendal will use water and wind power to generate electricity for 2,300 homes. ...


Friday 10 July

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  • Overhead line lobby pledge shropshirestar.com

    The Campaign to Protect Rural England fears the proposed 13-mile overhead power line would ruin “an area of significant landscape value” adjacent to the Llangollen Canal. ...


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