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Friday 20 February

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  • 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. ...

  • 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

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