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Tuesday 17 February

Today's news from the web

  • 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. ...

  • Canalside flats lose their appeal news.bbc.co.uk

    A survey found canal-side properties in England's second city had lost more value from the preceding 12 months than homes anywhere else in the UK. ...

  • Next phase of canal scheme is set to start burtonmail.co.uk

    Work on a £500,000 project to restore part of Ashby Canal is set to begin after funding was secured. ...

  • Canal bridge demolished yet again thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    Calls have been renewed for a blackspot road to be gritted after part of a canal bridge collapsed when it was hit by a van that skidded on ice. ...

  • Debate starts on Weaver bridge proposals northwichguardian.co.uk

    Two different styles of bridges are in the running to replace the old Riversdale Bridge – with one causing concern among homeowners. ...


Thursday 12 February

Today's news from the web

  • Death 'might be sinister' oxfordmail.co.uk

    Mystery still surrounds the death of an alcoholic boatman whose body was found in the Oxford canal last summer. ...

  • New law to subject boaters to breathalyser drink-drive rules britainnews.net

    Yacht owners and canal boaters in the United Kingdom will be breathalysed, and subjected to the same drink-drive law as motorists, when the new laws come into force later this year. ...

  • Tributes to man found in canal lutterworthmail.co.uk

    A NARROWBOAT owner has died after falling into the Grand Union Canal at Welford Marina. ...

  • Loxwood bridge to open though row goes on chichester.co.uk

    The Wey and Arun Canal Trust is going ahead with the opening of its £1.8m Loxwood crossing project in May, even though a row over a new bridge will not be resolved. ...

  • Art scheme on L&L in Liverpool crosbyherald.co.uk

    Artist Kerry Morrison will be running a programme called Wild and Productive which maps the stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal that runs through the area, its activity and its wildlife, over a one-year period. ...


Wednesday 11 February

Today's news from the web

  • New shopping centre named after canal thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Bingley's new 5Rise shopping centre, which takes its name from the locks on the nearby Leeds-Liverpool Canal, is on schedule to be completed by September 28 this year, allowing retailers to start trading before Christmas. ...


Tuesday 10 February

Today's news from the web

  • Locals encouraged to have their say on future of canal waterscape.com

    People living and working near the Erewash Canal are being invited to help shape the future of the canal at two public exhibitions being held in February. ...

  • ‘Eyesore’ Burnley mill to face bulldozers lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    A LANDMARK mill, dubbed an “eyesore”, is facing the bulldozers as developers bid to bring 117 canalside homes to a Burnley suburb. ...

  • Environment Agency issues flood alert newhamrecorder.co.uk

    There are strong stream conditions throughout the River Thames. Boaters should check river conditions via the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188. When prompted, press 1 for Thames Navigation and then Quickdial 011131 for river conditions. ...


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