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Tuesday 30 September

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Thursday 25 September

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  • 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. ...


Wednesday 24 September

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  • Waterways Excellence Awards winner announced waterscape.com

    The team in charge of repairs to the Drakeholes Tunnel on the Chesterfield Canal has been crowned winner in British Waterways’ annual Waterways Excellence Awards which highlight individuals and small groups who demonstrate extraordinary levels of ingenuity, innovation, commitment and hard work. ...


Tuesday 23 September

Today's news from the web

  • New canal bridge to be resurfaced kirkintilloch-herald.co.uk

    A NEW £800,000 bridge is to be resurfaced - because people are slipping on it. ...

  • Two tings to remember middevonstar.co.uk

    A new towpath code of conduct was launched by the Grand Western Canal Country Park Ranger Service this week. The code of conduct has adopted the ‘two tings’ message and logo which is being promoted by British Waterways on some of its busier canal towpaths. ...

  • Boat licensing update waterscape.com

    During 2007 British Waterways undertook an extensive consultation on future boat licence fees. Many boaters and representative groups contributed to this and some good suggestions were made. ...

  • Countdown to Banbury Canal Day banburyguardian.co.uk

    The countdown has begun until Banbury becomes awash for the annual Canal Day festivities. ...

  • Mercia Marina operational boatingbusiness.com

    The 585-berth Mercia Marina at Willington near Derby on the Trent & Mersey Canal, one of the biggest new developments on the canal network, is now operational. ...

  • Leicester's canal called an eyesore thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    The dumped junk ranges from pushchairs, children's toys and tyres to discarded plastic bags, tin cans and bottles, and has turned a section of the Grand Union Canal, in Abbey Park, into an eyesore. ...


Monday 22 September

Today's news from the web

  • Stourbridge Canal breach update waterscape.com

    British Waterways Engineers have now completed a full investigation of the Stourbridge breach site, and plans are coming together for a proposal to reinstate the canal at the earliest opportunity. ...

  • Canal festival goes with a splash expressandstar.com

    Boating enthusiasts, performers, artists and traditional craftsmen joined with thousands of Tipton folk for their inaugural canal festival. ...

  • Bollard painting baffles BW in London waterscape.com

    Bosses at British Waterways have been baffled this week by the surprise appearance of giant fungi on the Regent's Canal near Victoria Park, east London. ...

  • River Trent welcomes its largest load in Nottinghamshire waterscape.com

    On Thursday 18 September the first of a series of abnormal load movements was successfully completed on the River Trent in support of the re-development of Staythorpe Power Station. ...

  • Scottish canals get connected theinquirer.net

    Bt has teamed up with British Waterways Scotland to bring Wi-Fi access to 13 canal-side locations across the country. ...

  • Phone books dumped in River Weaver northwichguardian.co.uk

    Fly tippers have dumped hundreds of phonebooks into the River Weaver. ...

  • The high cost of waterways waste watfordobserver.co.uk

    Tonnes of fly-tipped filth were removed from the banks of the Grand Union Canal last week by exasperated council and waterways officials. ...


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