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Tuesday 23 June

Today's news from the web

  • Beale Park a success - despite the rain boatingbusiness.com

    Organisers of the Beale Park Thames Boat Show are celebrating another successful year as the three day event attracted more than 5,500 visitors - despite the rain which threatened the show from the outset. ...

  • Stourport basins project vies for Lottery cash kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

    Restoration of Stourport’s Canal Basins is one of only 10 projects to make it through to the semi-finals in the Best Heritage Project category of the National Lottery Awards, an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. ...


Monday 22 June

Today's news from the web

  • The wonder of Reading Water Fest getreading.co.uk

    The Kennetside came alive on Saturday when dozens of boaters and families celebrated 20 years of Water Fest. ...

  • News awaited of Pontcysyllte World Heritage bid eveningleader.co.uk

    Campaigners behind a six-year-long bid to get the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct listed as a World Heritage Site could find out on Friday whether they have been successful. ...

  • Great Ouse clean-up in Huntingdon peterboroughtoday.co.uk

    Volunteers are needed for the latest river clean-up operation in Huntingdon. The event has been organised for July 1, as part of an ongoing campaign to promote river clear-ups in the Huntingdonshire area. ...

  • Boards promote Skipton canal's heritage cravenherald.co.uk

    New interpretation boards, explaining the significance of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in the development of the town, have been put up at Weirside Gardens and along Springs Branch. ...


Thursday 18 June

Today's news from the web

  • Council blamed for near miss at marina thisischeshire.co.uk

    An ENVIRONMENTAL disaster was narrowly averted thanks to a quick-thinking harbour master and boat owners when Fiddler’s Ferry Marina ran dry on Monday. ...

  • BW employees reject pay freeze hrmagazine.co.uk

    Union members at British Waterways have voted to reject a pay freeze proposed by the organisation. According to trade unions Unite and Unison, 85% of members at the firm, whose employees numbering more than 1,000, have voted against the 0% pay offer. ...

  • Canalside development on hold salfordadvertiser.co.uk

    A spokeswoman for developers Urban Splash said: "As yet we do not have a definitive timescale for the development of this project." Middlewood Locks would have included 1,700 new homes and part of the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal was re-opened as part of the development. ...

  • Whaley Water Weekend a success buxtonadvertiser.co.uk

    After years of rain, the organisers of the tenth Whaley Bridge's Water Weekend (W3) were delighted that for once they had the perfect weather for their unique event. ...

  • Aylesbury canal bridges criticised bucksherald.co.uk

    Allan Horne, who lives in the town, says there are a number of canal bridges that have been left in a state of disrepair and funding needs to be found to bring them back into full working order. ...

  • Waterside cafe launched in Stourport kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

    Mr Holden set sail in a British Waterways Heritage working boat and arrived at Stouport Basins to open the Windlass cafe-restaurant on Tuesday. ...

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Wednesday 17 June

Today's news from the web

  • Moorhen makes its home on a boat ellesmereportstandard.co.uk

    Unfortunately, the bird didn't like the motion of the boat as it travelled along the canal and would fly off, leaving the egg unprotected. ...

  • Rare bird found on Trent & Mersey burtonmail.co.uk

    A nightingale has been heard singing its famous song on the banks of the Trent and Mersey Canal, near Tatenhill Lock. ...

  • Cotswold work to get underway with new bridge stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    Upper Mills Bridge at Stonehouse would be replaced with a new concrete crossing and officials also plan to build a slipway for the launching of boats. ...

  • Towpath cyclists faced with huge hole in the ground on towpath dailymail.co.uk

    This frightening image of a crater-like hole in the middle of a towpath makes Britain's pot holes pale into insignificance. ...

  • Criminals clear up the waterways expressandstar.com

    Criminals took to the waterways of Wolverhampton after being told to clean them up as punishment in an internet vote. Offenders who had been convicted of offences ranging from assault to growing cannabis sailed up and down the water at the Bradley canal. ...

  • New Patrol Boats Named After London's Bridges londonist.com

    The Port of London Authority has commissioned a £2 million fleet of five launches to replace seven older vessels. ...

  • Canals and climate change waterscape.com

    The Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) has publishedits latest report showing how inland waterways can assist in lessening and adapting to the effects of climate change. ...


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