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Monday 2 March

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Friday 27 February

Today's news from the web

  • First boat on Liverpool Link liverpoolecho.co.uk

    A canal boat has made a test journey along the 1.6 mile Leeds-Liverpool canal link, part of an £8m scheme centred around the revamping of the Pier Head. ...

  • Through Standedge under your own power penninewaterways.co.uk

    When Standedge Tunnel re-opens for through boat passages on 30th March 2009, it will be under the new system of boats going through under their own power. ...


Thursday 26 February

Today's news from the web

  • Canalside toilets a spur for development thisisnottingham.co.uk

    A DEVELOPER wants his £500,000 dream to build a new canalside restaurant to trigger further development in Nottingham. ...

  • Why not work on the canals? droitwichadvertiser.co.uk

    With a new volunteer leader in post and an interesting array of events planned for the next 18 months, British Waterways is seeking volunteers to get involved with important heritage work on the Droitwich Canals Restoration Project. ...

  • Old canal bridge is of historical note thisislichfield.co.uk

    The HISTORY of an old canal bridge in the south of the Chase District has been chronicled on an 'interpretation board', which was recently unveiled at the site of a £2 million replacement scheme. ...


Wednesday 25 February

Today's news from the web

  • BW moorings up by 6.1% waterscape.com

    Customers on BW leisure moorings will see average prices increase by 6.1%....

  • Canalside stables set for new life news.bbc.co.uk

    A derelict 150-year-old stable complex in Glasgow is to be given new life as a training facility for people with disabilities and learning difficulties. ...

  • Cromford Canal to get £850,000 facelift matlockmercury.co.uk

    A historic canal is set to get a major revamp as a three-year renovation project kicks off this week. ...

  • Winsford woman fined for fly-tipping in Weaver iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk

    A WOMAN who dumped hundreds of telephone directories in the River Weaver after being paid to deliver them will be forced to scrub out graffiti across the borough as part of her punishment. ...

  • Kayaking commuter beats recession news.bbc.co.uk

    A hospital security guard who kayaks to work every day said he is saving money by not using any petrol. ...

  • Canalside hotel scrapped thisisexeter.co.uk

    A PLAN for a new hotel at Exeter's historic Canal Basin has been scrapped and replaced with a proposal for a children's play centre. ...


Tuesday 24 February

Today's news from the web

  • Rubbish barges create stinking problem for canal lovers watfordobserver.co.uk

    Piles of rotting rubbish have turned an idyllic stretch of the Grand Union Canal into a malodorous health hazard, boaters have claimed. ...

  • Phase two of Fenland Waterways Link spaldingtoday.co.uk

    The future of Spalding's waterways and the possibility of a boating marina will be discussed at workshops on Thursday. ...

  • Edinburgh's first canal festival edinburghnews.scotsman.com

    Lochrin Basin will spring into life this summer with up to 3000 people expected to flock to the banks of the Union Canal for the day of festivities. ...

  • Cotswold Canals to ease flood danger thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    Floodwater which threatened two historic buildings should run into a newly-excavated section of canal next time rains hit. ...

  • New Nottingham bridge - work starts soon thisisnottingham.co.uk

    Contractors are expected to start work on the suspension bridge over the River Trent from late March or early April. ...

  • Shop a Trolley hotline launched waterscape.com

    British Waterways is calling to account many of the UK’s biggest retailers after figures show that it wastes £150,000 of public money every year recovering thousands of abandoned shopping trolleys from the nation’s 2,200 mile network of canals and rivers. ...


Monday 23 February

Today's news from the web

  • Canal boat raided thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A THIEF raided a canal boat after stealing keys from the owner while he was drinking in a nearby pub. ...

  • Wilts & Berks needs you gazetteandherald.co.uk

    A canal charity hopes to set a new record as more than a hundred people are expected to take part in a canal walk between Chippenham and Lacock in April. ...


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