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Tuesday 7 October

Today's news from the web

  • Canal setting for Bigman festival news.bbc.co.uk

    A festival was held in Glasgow on Saturday to celebrate a giant steel sculpture, known as the "Bigman", which will also act as a canal footbridge. ...


Monday 6 October

New waterway minister

WW understands that Jonathan Shaw, currently Waterways Minister, has left his post in the most recent reshuffle. New ministers have been appointed at DEFRA but as yet there is no details of their individual responsibilities.

Richard Fairhurst  | 12.58pm | add a comment


Friday 3 October

Today's news from the web

  • Remembering the "Idle Women" waterscape.com

    More than 60 years after the end of World War II, a group of ladies who worked relentlessly transporting cargo along the nation’s waterways in aid of the war effort are to be honoured officially for the first time. ...

  • Canalside homes idea to regenerate East Lancs blackburncitizen.co.uk

    Canalside accommodation could spring up across East Lancashire after the government unveiled its regeneration priorities for the next 13 years. The North West of England Plan identified the Leeds Liverpool Canal as being an untapped resource as the region looks to catch up with the likes of Manchester and Liverpool. ...

  • New Linslade footbridge leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk

    Work is set to begin on a controversial new footbridge in Linslade next month, despite local people objecting to the inevitable loss of canalside trees that will result. ...

  • New housing in the Islington City Basin property.timesonline.co.uk

    City Basin, off Islington's City Road, connects like a T with the canal. These Regency canal docks re-opened last week with the launch of Angel Waterside, pictured above, a residential development that marks the start of a new phase for this underused chunk of Central London. ...

  • Towpath ranger cycles into London waterscape.com

    British Waterways, in partnership with Transport for London, has employed London’s first towpath ranger to help the many visitors to the capital’s canals enjoy the waterways safely, and encourage users to think of each other as they travel. ...

  • Lifeboat station to come to Worcester worcesternews.co.uk

    A VITAL lifeboat station is set to come to Worcester. Empty buildings on Diglis island, adjoining Diglis lock and weir, will be transformed into a lifeboat headquarters to help emergency services and save lives. ...


Tuesday 30 September

Today's news from the web

  • Droitwich Barge Lock restored worcesternews.co.uk

    A historic lock opened its gates for the first time in decades following a painstaking restoration project. ...

  • Vandals using river as a dump thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    A wooden cable drum, plastic traffic barrier, metal picnic table and ironing board were among the items pulled out of the Grand Union Canal in a clear-up operation this weekend. ...

  • Architect's walk for charity wigantoday.net

    An architect from Wigan has walked the length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on foot to raise money for charity. ...

  • David Trimble travels to Tory conference by boat independent.co.uk

    The former Ulster Unionist leader, now a Tory peer, spent three days travelling to the conference along the Grand Union Canal, negotiating 65 locks. ...

  • Seized - the historic schooner that was simply abandoned independent.co.uk

    It's not everyday that £120,000 worth of boat is abandoned by its owner who then disappears without a trace. ...

  • Good progress at the Stourbridge Canal breach waterscape.com

    Work is progressing well at the Stourbridge Canal breach site with a number of significant milestones reached this week. With both clay dams now built and water pumped from the River Stour into the majority of the canal (apart from the breach site), British Waterways has now been able to release all of the trapped boats back onto the network. ...

  • Boat fees hike a 'recipe for disaster' hertfordshiremercury.co.uk

    A NARROWBOAT owner believes that proposals to hike licence and mooring fees are a "recipe for disaster". ...


Thursday 25 September

Today's news from the web

  • Boats return to 'hidden canal' - News - Manchester Evening News manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    After an absence of more than 40 years narrow boats returned to a 'hidden' canal. The 1,600-ft section of the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal was filled in during the 1960s. ...

  • Beware of the Chinese burrowing crabs! doncasterfreepress.co.uk

    Environment Agency scientists and council staff are monitoring the invaders' progress around South Yorkshire's waterways, but say there is no danger. ...

  • First narrowboat at new marina garstangcourier.co.uk

    A NEW canal marina at Barton Grange Garden Centre will welcome its first narrowboat on Saturday (September 27). ...

  • Revamp for Lancaster Canal trail thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk

    A DEDICATED team from the Lancaster Canal Trust turned out to Levens Park yesterday (Sept 24) for the unveiling of new fingerposts along the Lancaster Canal route. ...

  • Sculpture trail by River Stort harlowherald.co.uk

    Harlow is known for its sculptures and a new collection was due to be unveiled today (Thursday) at a special launch. The new sculpture trail to celebrate Harlow's waterside heritage was due to be officially opened by Harlow Council and British Waterways. ...


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