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Monday 26 January

Today's news from the web

  • 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. ...


Wednesday 21 January

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Tuesday 20 January

Today's news from the web

  • Abandoned pirate boat could 'poison river' stainesnews.co.uk

    A dilapidated boat with a pirate flag on it may pose a risk to health if nothing is done to prevent its fuel spilling into the Thames, say concerned residents. ...

  • More London riverboats over Easter easier.com

    City Cruises plc will see its sightseeing fleet expand by an egg-xtra boat this Easter, which will result in an increase in the frequency of the service. ...

  • Record bookings for canal holiday company boatingbusiness.com

    Record bookings for canal boat holidays were received during the first week of 2009 by UK Boat Hire....


Friday 16 January

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  • Councillors back new Daventry canal daventrytoday.co.uk

    The new-look masterplan for Daventry's controversial marina and canalside development was backed by councillors last night (Thursday). ...


Thursday 15 January

Today's news from the web

  • Birmingham city engineer takes new look at Icknield Port Loop birminghampost.net

    The Urban Initiatives team has also taken a radical view of Icknield Port Loop, the sprawling 80-acre chunk of dereliction between the Wolverhampton-Birmingham canal and Edgbaston Reservoir. ...

  • Shuttle barge "greens" molasses movements maritimejournal.com

    The ‘green’ barge shuttling containers up the Manchester Ship Canal from the Port of Liverpool to the heart of the North West of England is now making a regular ‘bus stop’ call at Ellesmere Port en route to Irlam Container Terminal. ...


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