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Monday 23 February

Today's news from the web

  • Waterway records fetch £6,600 antiquestradegazette.com

    The collection, which the Kidderminster vendor thankfully realised at the time was something worth preserving, comprises 34 notebooks that would appear to have been kept by Brindley’s assistants, along with maps and Acts of Parliament dealing with its funding and construction. ...

  • River Soar Pennywort clearance proves successful waterscape.com

    An extensive clean-up operation of one of the most widespread weeds on Leicestershire’s waterways has been a proven success. ...

  • Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival - pictures and report examiner.co.uk

    The story of the Moonrakers goes back to 1802 when the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was built. According to local legend, smugglers would hide rum and whiskey in the reed beds to be drunk late at night. ...

  • City's £1.5m canal scheme begins news.bbc.co.uk

    A major part of a 10-year plan to regenerate the River Trent in Nottingham has started. ...


Saturday 21 February

Today's news from the web

  • £185,000 to improve Middlewich towpath middlewichguardian.co.uk

    Towpaths in Middlewich should be ship shape in time for the Folk and Boat Festival thanks to a £185,000 renovation scheme. ...

  • Calder & Hebble still closed penninewaterways.co.uk

    Boaters hoping to move on the Calder and Hebble Navigation are in for a further wait. There is still no date for the re-opening of the navigation at Cooper Bridge following the collapse of the weir there in January. ...

  • A millennium wheel is coming to Gloucester Docks thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    Plans have been submitted for the historic Docks to gets its own version of the Millennium Wheel. The application by British Waterways would see the 35m high structure built next to the Victoria Dock. ...


Friday 20 February

Today's news from the web

  • Allotments on canals to be offered to public telegraph.co.uk

    British Waterways will now begin work in identifying other plots around the county and start a number of pilots to work out the best way to run the scheme. ...

  • Edinburgh canalside scheme put on hold edinburghnews.scotsman.com

    The £35 million development of the former garage site at the end of the Union Canal was to include 130 new homes and a new public link between Tollcross and Fountainbridge. ...

  • Canalside pub narrowly avoids being burnt down southportvisiter.co.uk

    Publican Mike Leigh didn’t have a hot date on Valentine’s Day – until his pub went up in flames on February 14. ...


Thursday 19 February

Today's news from the web

  • Traffic lights back for Gloucester & Sharpness waterscape.com

    The traffic light system for the movable bridges on the Gloucester & Sharpness is being switched back on on Monday 2nd March. ...

  • Soar pennywort clearance successful bymnews.com

    An extensive clean up operation of one of the most widespread weeds on Leicestershire’s waterways has been a proven success....

  • Housing plan ignores Cromford Canal ripleyandheanornews.co.uk

    The Friends of the Cromford Canal group has expressed disappointment that plans to restore the canal through the site have been left out by the developers. ...

  • BW funds swan fence middlewichguardian.co.uk

    The future is looking brighter for Middlewich’s swans after campaigners scooped £3,000 for a protective fence on Booth Lane. ...

  • Liverpool waterfront canal link nears completion icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk

    The finishing touches are being put to the Liverpool canal link which will breathe new life into Liverpool’s historic waterfront. ...

  • Boater found dead in canal near Pewsey had been drunk gazetteandherald.co.uk

    Loner Christopher Saker, who was found drowned in the Kennet and Avon Canal just yards from the boat on which he lived, consumed three-and-a-half times the maximum amount of alcohol permitted for drivers, an inquest heard. ...

  • River Thames in flood thisislondon.co.uk

    Parts of central London were at risk of flooding today as the Thames threatened to burst its banks, government experts warned. ...

  • Plan to grow food in canal plots google.com

    Unused stretches of land alongside London's canals will be used for growing food as part of a scheme to create 2,012 new vegetable plots in the capital by 2012, it has been announced. ...


Wednesday 18 February

Today's news from the web

  • Appeal over canalside statues wigantoday.net

    Police are renewing appeals for information about the theft of two statues from beside a Wigan canal. The life-sized figures of a pit brow lass and a boat builder were snatched within days of being installed by the site of the pier. ...

  • Works begin to provide 'missing link' in Nottingham’s waterways waterscape.com

    A landmark £1.5 million scheme to link the Nottingham Beeston Canal and the River Trent will breathe new life into the area, creating a green traffic-free route for cyclists, boaters and walkers. ...


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