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Wednesday 28 January

Today's news from the web

  • Cotswold Canals dredging starts stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    The £55,000 scheme on the Thames and Severn Canal aims to safeguard the Grade II* listed Chalford Place, which was nearly swamped last year, as well as the Roundhouse and other nearby properties. ...

  • End for the Weaver Floatel northwichguardian.co.uk

    The iconic Floatel is Northwich’s latest victim of the credit crunch. The floating hotel on the River Weaver, off London Road, has shut after owners the Real Hotel Company Ltd went into administration. ...


Tuesday 27 January

Today's news from the web

  • Cafe culture in canal basin worcesternews.co.uk

    Work is under way on an ambitious project to transform an old workshop and stable building at the heart of Stourport-on-Severn’s historic canal basins into a stylish café-restaurant, office and heritage information centre. ...

  • New marina for Chester Zoo nwda.co.uk

    The first phase will include a 90-bed hotel, a Conservation College, and a revamped main entrance linking to a marina development on zoo land beside the Shropshire Union Canal. ...

  • Fish to be evicted from Caen Hill gazetteandherald.co.uk

    About a tonne of fish are to be evicted from the Kennet and Avon Canal at Devizes today (Tuesday) as British Waterways carry out essential maintenance at Caen Hill. ...

  • Towpath Tidy back for 2009 waterscape.com

    The dates for British Waterways’ (BW) annual volunteer clean up of the waterways have been set. ...

  • Canal toilets to become £1m restaurant news.bbc.co.uk

    A budding restaurateur is planning to spend £1m on turning a block of former canal toilets into a bistro in Nottingham. ...


Monday 26 January

Today's news from the web

  • New organisation to run the Rochdale? halifaxcourier.co.uk

    A NEW organisation is being formed to help operate the Rochdale Canal. It will be responsible for maintaining the 32-mile waterway and finding money to make it an even more popular attraction. ...

  • Boaters' co-operative seeks to buy land thisisbath.co.uk

    A group of canal boat owners has announced ambitious plans to buy acres of land in Bathampton in a bid to help fellow boat dwellers – and stem a tide of complaints from villagers. ...

  • Dying man robbed on towpath yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

    A MAN was robbed as he lay dying from head injuries on a canal towpath. ...

  • River Nene dredging planned northamptonchron.co.uk

    Dredging work along the River Nene in Northampton is due to start next month, to improve navigation of the waterway. ...

  • Caverns' weird weddings to continue expressandstar.com

    The Dudley Canal Trust’s marriage licence is due to expire but bosses have applied to extend it so their unique service can continue for the next three years – and are even looking to host their first same-sex partnership....

  • Hundreds of used needles found on BW land lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    Residents said their children were at risk of infection from the needles, which are believed to have been left by heroin addicts who inject themselves in the area. ...

  • Devizes people unimpressed with canal sculpture plan gazetteandherald.co.uk

    People in Devizes have expressed concern about part of the plans to celebrate the bicentenary of the Kennet and Avon Canal. ...


Friday 23 January

Today's news from the web

  • Calder & Hebble closed penninewaterways.co.uk

    British Waterways has announced an emergency stoppage affecting boaters using the Calder & Hebble Navigation and Huddersfield Broad Canal. ...

  • Call for towpath safety summit thecnj.co.uk

    An attack on a teenager who was abducted, assaulted and thrown into Regent’s Canal in daylight on Sunday has brought calls for a towpath safety “summit”. ...


Thursday 22 January

Today's news from the web

  • Historic Brimscombe Port Walls are restored waterscape.com

    Teams of volunteers who have spent almost a year restoring the historic Brimscombe Port Walls today celebrate their achievement at a special event marking completion of the restoration project. ...

  • Waterside group looking to boost its membership thornegazette.co.uk

    A STAINFORTH group is looking to boost its membership to help improve the village and keep an annual event afloat. ...

  • Mystery over swan deaths burytimes.co.uk

    Mystery surrounds the deaths of four swans and a goose at a Radcliffe canal in the same week. ...

  • River clean-up planned oxfordtimes.co.uk

    Volunteers will be taking to the water to clear rubbish from the River Thames as part of the big Oxford spring clean in March. ...


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