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Thursday 19 February

Today's news from the web

  • 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. ...

  • Pontcysyllte ready for Prince Charles visit dailypost.co.uk

    Cakes, chapel and even the local pub await Prince Charles when he makes a visit to Wales’ top village. ...

  • Canalside pub closes northamptonchron.co.uk

    The Admiral Nelson in Braunston has felt the pressure as "not enough people come through the door and pay the rent" and been forced to close. ...

  • Finalists announced for 2009 Waterways Renaissance Awards waterscape.com

    A project to regenerate the waterfront in Castleford in West Yorkshire, the creation of a series of self-guided walks along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Chorley for visually impaired people and plans for the construction of a linear park along the Connswater river in Belfast are just a few of the diverse and inspiring schemes to reach the finals of the 2009 Waterways Renaissance Awards. ...

  • Pharoah floats down the Thames halifaxcourier.co.uk

    An unusual royal procession has sailed serenely down the Thames as river traffic made way for a 16ft Egyptian Pharaoh made entirely of Lego. ...

  • Water waste of time - River Avon thisisbath.co.uk

    A waterways campaigner has accused council chiefs of turning a public consultation exercise into a "frustrating and time-wasting farce." ...

  • New marina opens at Church Minshull crewechronicle.co.uk

    Boaters now have a new marina after the Shropshire Union canal’s latest addition opened up at The Outlanes in Church Minshull on Saturday. ...


Tuesday 17 February

Today's news from the web

  • Floating moorings set to welcome boaters to Liverpool waterscape.com

    22 new floating pontoons have been installed at Salthouse Dock in readiness for the opening of the Liverpool Canal Link in spring 2009. ...

  • New Marina At Church Minshull creweguardian.co.uk

    A BRAND new marina at Church Minshull opened this month and is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the area. ...

  • Fundraising campaign at Stoke Bruerne aboutmyarea.co.uk

    A major fundraising appeal to raise £20,000 to ensure the future of the historic ex-working narrowboat Sculptor is launched this month (February) by The Friends of the National Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne. ...

  • Crackdown on waterways criminals newsshopper.co.uk

    River enforcers have joined together to crack down on Thames lawbreakers. ...

  • 10,000 empty "yuppie flats" by Leeds' waterways yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

    Leeds West Labour MP John Battle estimates that 10,000 privately owned empty homes stand alongside the city's canal-side, although he stressed that many will be too small for families. He wants Leeds council to be given the power to buy up homes and sell them off again. ...

  • Canal set for £1.6million refurb rochdaleonline.co.uk

    A £1.6million project to improve towpaths running the length of the Rochdale canal is a step closer as sustainable transport charity Sustrans and its Connect2 partner at Rochdale Council have signed the paperwork that will guide the development for the coming years. ...

  • Ship Canal museum gets green light messengernewspapers.co.uk

    The go-ahead has been given for a new museum documenting the history of the Manchester Ship Canal. ...


Friday 13 February

Today's news from the web

  • Canal landmark honoured newswales.co.uk

    A blue plaque has been placed on a Rhondda building to mark its important place in history. ...


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