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Friday 5 September

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  • Plans to turn canal into tourist 'hotspot' thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    A plan has been floated to transform the Leeds-Liverpool Canal into a major tourist destination attracting thousands more visitors each year. ...


Thursday 4 September

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  • Actor's Favourite Spot Is Canal thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has named his favourite view in England to be on the Kennet & Avon Canal near Bradford on Avon. ...

  • 'Pimp My Barge' on the Rochdale Canal manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    To celebrate the newly spruced-up canal, Sketch City are running Pimp My Barge - a kind of miniature barge wars where the public is invited to create barges and race for the crown of pro-barge pimper by turning their tiny boat into a mini masterpiece. ...

  • Poachers drain the Narrow manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    Poachers or vandals are thought to be responsible for draining a canal dry. The Huddersfield Narrow Canal section in Mossley, Tameside, was closed for 36 hours after someone opened lock gates. ...


Wednesday 3 September

Today's news from the web

  • 'Mon & Brec' roadshow keeps communities up to date waterscape.com

    More than 50 people attended two half day sessions in Llangynidr and Llanfoist to hear first hand how the project to repair the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is progressing. ...

  • Cats' eyes to be trialled on towpaths bikeradar.com

    British Waterways is to trial new round discs which contain the photo luminescent compound GS2000 on the towpath in Lincolnshire. ...

  • BW director resigns from troubled property company propertyweek.com

    Lend Lease Europe chairman Nigel Hugill, who is also a director of BW, has resigned from the troubled property company. ...

  • Dog rescued from lock news.bbc.co.uk

    A dog is recovering at an animal hospital after he tumbled down a steep canal and got trapped behind a ladder. ...

  • Canal history celebrated crewechronicle.co.uk

    A FINAL exhibition and celebration of Middle- wich’s heritage is being planned at the Big Lock pub in October. ...

  • Watersports centre could gain marina thisisnottingham.co.uk

    It could be linked with the disused Grantham Canal and the River Trent, attracting boaters. A large hotel may also be built and a footbridge across the Trent could take walkers and cyclists to Colwick Park. ...

  • Boat ride for bored kids leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk

    Children living in Vimy Road, Linslade, were treated to a boat ride along the canal by the police on Thursday to help wave off summer boredom. ...


Tuesday 2 September

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Monday 1 September

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  • £1.9 million boost for Liverpool's waterfront nwda.co.uk

    Liverpool’s city centre waterfront is set to receive an investment of £1.9 million from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) for a wide range of projects, including: the development of Canning Maritime Park as a visitor attraction in its own right, through a combination of landscaping improvements and new pedestrian bridges across the eastern end of the graving docks; and construction of mooring facilities at Salthouse Dock for boats entering the south docks via the new Leeds/Liverpool canal link. ...

  • Approval for new basin in Chesterfield cnplus.co.uk

    The first phase planning approval covers the creation of a 1,200 sq m canal basin which will form the terminus to the restored Chesterfield canal network. ...


Saturday 30 August

Today's news from the web

  • Electric boat for Wey & Arun midhurstandpetworth.co.uk

    The Wey and Arun Canal Trust (WACT) will soon have a new 'green' passenger boat sailing its waters. ...

  • Cyclist turns his back on convention pressandjournal.co.uk

    This weekend a cyclist will perch precariously on the handlebars of his bike and will attempt to cycle along beside the Caledonian Canal while facing backwards....


Friday 29 August

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  • Canal fun ready to start shropshirestar.com

    Thousands of tourists are expected to visit Mid Wales and Shropshire over the next few weeks to help celebrate a national event and boost funds for the Montgomery Canal’s restoration. ...

  • Wildlife welcome in Montgomery regeneration waterscape.com

    Schoolchildren will apply the finishing touches to Shropshire's latest nature reserve by planting a small woodland copse to mark the official opening. ...

  • Canal festival ready for launch dailypost.co.uk

    Boaters from far and wide are heading to the Montgomery Canal Festival in Welshpool this weekend. ...


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