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Monday 13 October

Today's news from the web


Friday 10 October

Today's news from the web

  • BW's biggest redevelopment gets go-ahead thisislondon.co.uk

    Tower Hamlets council agreed planning permission for the seven-million sq ft development known as Wood Wharf, although there are fears the project could be held back because of the current financial turmoil. The joint venture between Canary Wharf Group, British Waterways, and Ballymore Properties, is one of Britain's largest planning applications, and the consortium has pledged to contribute £153 million in planning gain money — the payment which developers promise in the hope of helping to regenerate the area. ...

  • Plans to redevelop Jericho boatyard rejected again guardian.co.uk

    Bestselling author Philip Pullman today called for a property company to give up trying to develop an historic Oxford canal boatyard into luxury flats after a public inquiry inspector rejected its plans as "sterile" and "uninspiring". ...

  • Stolen boat recovered burnleyexpress.net

    The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a 57ft. canal barge has been solved. ...

  • New mill to be built by MSC packagingnews.co.uk

    Planning permission has been granted for Spanish corrugated group SAICA's project to build a £250m recycled paper mill near Manchester. ...

  • Regent's Canal becomes conservation area 24dash.com

    In celebration of the East End’s huge range of historic and architectural treasures, Tower Hamlets Council has agreed to seven new Conservation Areas and 18 revisions to existing Conservation Areas. ...

  • Canalside flats plunge in value news.bbc.co.uk

    Birmingham Canal tops the list - compiled by property website mouseprice.com - after a 17.3% drop in the value of homes in the past year. ...


Thursday 9 October

Today's news from the web

  • Canal ferry ride cruises to success liverpoolecho.co.uk

    Mersey Ferry cruises on the Manchester Ship Canal have broken all records. ...

  • Bedford Mayor Branston deserves praise grannybuttons.com

    The Bedford - Milton Keynes canal took a big step forward at Wednesday night’s meeting of Bedford borough council. Members voted for a proposal which could see the first cut built one year from now. ...

  • Fire crews rescue pig from canal news.bbc.co.uk

    A pig had to be rescued by firefighters after it got lost in thick fog and ended up in a canal in Derbyshire. ...


Tuesday 7 October

Huw Irranca-Davies confirmed as Waterway Minister

Huw Irranca-Davies, the MP for Ogmore (Mid-Glamorgan), has been confirmed as Waterway Minister by DEFRA. There are no navigable waterways in his constituency.

Richard Fairhurst  | 10.58am | add a comment


Today's news from the web

  • BW to let £60m contract cnplus.co.uk

    A framework contract to refurbish the country's canals is up for grabs, with five firms battling it out for the work. ...

  • Birmingham waterway volunteers pick up award waterscape.com

    British Waterways (BW) has recognised the work of a Birmingham volunteer project to clean up the city’s canal network. ...

  • BW unveils power generation plans itn.co.uk

    Plans to generate power from wind turbines and hydro schemes alongside canals and rivers across the country have been unveiled. ...

  • What are your memories of the Louth Canal? thisisgrimsby.co.uk

    Devoted members of Louth Navigation Trust aim to create an archive of the history of the people who worked and visited the canal, taking in Louth's Riverhead to Tetney Lock and the villages and farms it passed through, or close to, on its way to the Humber estuary. ...

  • New trail on Chesterfield towpath sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk

    A NEW walking and cycling trail has been opened in Killamarsh aiming to encourage people to leave their cars at home. ...

  • Canal history brought to life for London's school children waterscape.com

    This week British Waterways London is taking eight Westminster school classes, mainly of primary school age, on a boat trip along the Regent’s Canal aboard Beauchamp, the floating classroom....

  • Discover the wildlife on your local canal this half term waterscape.com

    With autumn in full swing, British Waterways is encouraging families to get out and about on the UK’s 2,200-mile network of canals and rivers this half term to sample the rich array of wildlife and take part in its annual Wildlife Survey. ...

  • Call to name new bridge after lock-keeper worcesternews.co.uk

    Calls are being made to name a new foot and cycle bridge in Diglis, Worcester, after a family which dates back five generations to the area. ...

  • BT connects canals techwatch.co.uk

    Bt has made a surprising partnership with British Waterways to provide a series of wifi hotspots in thirteen canal side locations across Scotland. ...


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