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Tuesday 6 January

Today's news from the web

  • River taxis proposal floated for sport fans thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    It is a common sight on a Saturday afternoon – City fans trudging along the banks of the River Soar to and from the Walkers Stadium. Soon, however, supporters could be taking it easy and zooming up and down the river in water taxis. ...

  • Floating meeting rooms in Edinburgh news.scotsman.com

    A SOCIAL enterprise firm set up to provide floating meeting facilities for companies has received a boost after winning backing from a city developer. Re-Union Canal Boats has been given funding for its boat on the Union Canal by Edinburgh Quay Limited, a joint venture between Miller Developments and British Waterways Scotland. ...

  • Safer route for canal walkers crewechronicle.co.uk

    Canal walkers’ lives in Middlewich are being made safer after plans to extend the town’s towpath improvements were implemented. The £185,000 towpath revamp, which began in September, has been carried out from the Kings Lock area up to Croxton Lane and is nearing completion. ...

  • West Midlands restoration experts bring canal boats back to their original condition birminghammail.net

    A PAIR of historic canal boats have been given a new lease of life after restoration experts embarked on a project to bring them back to their original condition. ...

  • Canalside campsite proposed iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk

    A RETROSPECTIVE application for a camping and caravan site close to a village pub is recommended for permission. ...

  • Popular pub is voted number one expressandstar.com

    An historic Walsall watering hole has been voted the number one waterside pub in the UK. The Manor Arms in Park Road, Rushall, which dates back to 1104, came top of the pile after being chosen by British Waterways. ...

  • Mon & Brec firm buys new boats southwalesargus.co.uk

    A £750,000 investment means a boating company can put the misery of 2008 behind it and offer holidaymakers a luxury leisure. ...

  • Tributes paid to Devon canal worker thisisexeter.co.uk

    Tributes have been paid to a man, who spent two decades providing horse-drawn barge trips along a Devon canal, after he lost his battle against lung cancer. ...


Saturday 20 December

Today's news from the web

  • Burst canal's towpath open again news.bbc.co.uk

    The towpath of a canal which suffered a catastrophic breach, flooding properties and closing a road for week, has been re-opened to the public. ...

  • Plans to unlock canal tourism thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Ambitious plans have been revealed to turn part of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal into a major heritage attraction. ...


Friday 19 December

Today's news from the web

  • "Licence evasion reduced by over a third" - BW waterscape.com

    British Waterways’ (BW) annual National Boat Count took place over two weeks during November. In a year that’s seen more than 140 boats seized and live Section 8 enforcement proceedings currently underway on more than 300 craft, the number of unidentified or unlicensed boats on BW waterways has reduced from 10.4% to 6.8%. ...

  • Dates for the 2009 Crick Boat Show confirmed waterscape.com

    The show will take place on the Grand Union Canal at Crick Marina on the May Bank Holiday weekend, 23 to 25 May 2009. ...

  • Brentford houseboat owners battle British Waterways hounslowchronicle.co.uk

    Defiant Brentford houseboat owners fighting British Waterways chiefs over their right to moor on a riverside wharf have won a stay of execution. ...

  • Stourbridge Canal is officially re-opened waterscape.com

    British Waterways has completed repair works to the Stourbridge Canal following a dramatic breach last September. ...


Thursday 18 December

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Wednesday 17 December

EA cuts licence fee rise

Good news for river boaters from the Environment Agency: licences are to rise less than originally expected.

According to the Agency, "In response to the economic downturn and recognition of concerns raised by boating representatives, the Environment Agency has reacted quickly to reduce its previously agreed charging increase by 4%, which will ease pressure on boaters. This reduction, to 7.8%, has been broadly welcomed by customer representatives."

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