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Monday 22 September

Today's news from the web

  • Rochdale's reputation could sink in the mucky canal rochdaleobserver.co.uk

    Boating enthusiast Michael Bamford fears the Rochdale Canal could be giving the town a bad name. ...

  • Update on red diesel waterscape.com

    The British Marine Federation (BMF), Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) have provided an update concerning how the end of the derogation on Red Diesel will be implemented and the arrangements for users making declarations at point of sale. ...


Monday 15 September

Today's news from the web

  • Canalside pub wins CAMRA award dewsburyreporter.co.uk

    The Heavy Woollen branch of the Campaign for Real Ale – CAMRA – presents its quarterly Pub of the Season award to licensees who have made a special effort with their pub, and this time it's gone to The Leggers Inn at Savile Town Wharf. ...

  • Boaters Take Off Lock Stock For Nude Calendar wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    A group of boaters based in Bradford on Avon have posed nude for a fundraising calendar. ...

  • Festival marks opening of new marina lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    Pendle’S annual Canal Festival marked the grand opening of Reedley Marina at the weekend....

  • Historic lock re-opens in Droitwich waterscape.com

    On Friday 26 September, the Droitwich Canals Partnership will be celebrating the restoration of the 155 year old Barge Lock which links the Junction Canal with the Barge Canal in Droitwich. ...

  • Barriers danger at canal expressandstar.com

    Teenagers are risking their lives climbing over safety barriers near the collapsed Stourbridge Canal embankment, say officials. ...

  • Thousands on board for Black Country Boating Festival birminghammail.net

    Thousands of people had fun in the sun on the water, as they enjoyed an annual boating spectacular. ...


Thursday 11 September

Today's news from the web

  • Lorraine tests waters with green barge shop islingtongazette.co.uk

    Wanted - three solar panels for a new environmentally-friendly sandwich shop opening on a converted canal boat in the heart of Islington. ...

  • Freak storms leave Stourbridge boater marooned stourbridgenews.co.uk

    Freak storms left a narrowboat owner high and dry after millions of gallons of water disappeared from the Stourbridge Canal following a breach in its banks. ...

  • Have your say on the Rochdale Canal halifaxcourier.co.uk

    Anyone with ideas for improving the Rochdale Canal and nearby land and buildings is being urged to attend a meeting next month as part of the Upper Calder Valley Renaissance programme. ...


Wednesday 10 September

Today's news from the web

  • Canalside mill up for sale thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    An historic mill in a Derbyshire village which was converted into luxury apartments has been put on the market after its developers went into receivership. ...

  • Experts' bid to save stranded fish expressandstar.com

    A rescue operation is under way to rescue thousands of stranded fish from shallow waters following the collapse of a Black Country canal embankment. ...

  • Setback for Birmingham's Icknield Port Loop regeneration birminghampost.net

    The delivery of a high profile 65-acre regeneration project on the Birmingham Main Line looks set to be delayed after the economic downturn forced to the developer to cut half its staff. ...

  • Apology over towpath closure hertfordshiremercury.co.uk

    Walkers turned away from a towpath along the River Lee Navigation without any warning have received an apology from British Waterways, even thought the authority was not responsible. ...

  • Carp angler hooks snapping turtle telegraph.co.uk

    Conservation groups have blamed pet owners abandoning animals for increasing numbers of foreign turtles and terrapins being found in British waterways. ...


Tuesday 9 September

Today's news from the web

  • Boat owner charged with murder littlehamptongazette.co.uk

    A man has appeared in court charged with the double murder of his partner and a friend on a canal boat in Milton Keynes. William Cranston, 43, is accused of stabbing to death Kay Morton, 39, and Paul Wilkins, 53, on board the vessel in the early hours of Sunday morning. Cranston, an electrician, was temporarily living at the picturesque spot with his partner and their three-year-old son on the boat called Secret. ...

  • Cheshire towpath upgraded waterscape.com

    A section of canal towpath at a popular Cheshire destination is to be upgraded under an ambitious partnership aimed at boosting visitor numbers to the county’s verdant waterway corridors. ...


Monday 8 September

Today's news from the web

  • Stourbridge Canal breach report waterscape.com

    During the early hours of Sunday 7 September 2008, a breach occurred on the Stourbridge Canal from Middle Bridge to Wordsley Aqueduct, where a 20 metre section of bank gave way. Just over a two mile stretch of canal was de-watered, which includes the area from Stourbridge Locks to the top of Stourton and also includes the Stourbridge Town Arm. ...

  • Stourbridge canal breaches expressandstar.com

    A three-metre stretch of the Stourbridge Canal embankment collapsed into the River Stour following the downpours and six homes in Wolverley, by Kidderminster, were flooded after a brook burst its banks. ...


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