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Friday 1 August

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  • All hands on deck as volunteers tackle invasive weed waterscape.com

    Waterways volunteers from British Waterways, Leicester City Council, the Environment Agency, and DEFRA are preparing to join forces to remove an invasive weed from the River Soar in Leicester city centre. ...


Thursday 31 July

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  • Fish death mystery breakthrough middletonguardian.co.uk

    The investigation into how more than 15,000 fish were killed in a pollution incident on the Rochdale Canal has had a major breakthrough. ...

  • K&A "could close in a decade" newburytoday.co.uk

    Newbury’S canal is falling into disrepair so quickly that large parts of it could be closed within a decade, canal users have warned. ...

  • Canal slick kills birds and fish expressandstar.com

    Birds and fish have died after a mystery liquid coated a quarter-of-a-mile of a canal in the Black Country. The pollution was found in a stretch of the Wyrley and Essington Canal in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton. ...


Tuesday 29 July

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  • Fresh funding bid for Seven Sisters expressandstar.com

    A fresh bid for funding to open up the historic Seven Sisters mines at Wrens Nest, in the Dudley Tunnel complex, will be decided in September. ...

  • Canal lovers sick of abuse news.bbc.co.uk

    A narrow boat owner from the Midlands has said that local boaters have been plagued by vandals, drunks and even a flasher....


Monday 28 July

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Friday 25 July

Today's news from the web

  • Oxford Boatyard Plan Fails To Impress oxfordmail.net

    Residents in Jericho have vowed to continue their fight against a large block of flats after developers announced last-minute changes to their plans. ...

  • Itchen Navigation Scheme Launched thisishampshire.net

    An AMBITIOUS £2.4m scheme to preserve a key waterway between Winchester and Southampton was launched today (July 25). ...

  • Newbury prepares for canal festival newburytoday.co.uk

    The annual Waterways Festival will see hundreds of canal users descend on Victoria Park on Sunday to celebrate the Kennet & Avon canal. ...

  • Pet duck stolen from Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal thisislancashire.co.uk

    http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/burytimes/3545118.Who_s_had_the_duck_as_Einstein_disappears_/...

  • BW Licence evasion update waterscape.com

    In the first six months of 2008, British Waterways has seized 77 unlicensed boats from the waterways. ...

  • Fishermen mug cyclist on Sankey Canal runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk

    A TEENAGE cyclist was attacked by a gang of fishermen when he refused to hand over his bike. ...

  • Fish death toll rockets manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    The number of fish killed in a pollution incident on the Rochdale Canal has rocketed. ...

  • Drug dealer caught on narrowboat oxfordmail.net

    One of Oxfordshire's major drug dealers was jailed today after police found cannabis and £68,000 in cash hidden on his canal boat. ...


Thursday 24 July

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Wednesday 23 July

Fens Waterways webcam

Apologies from the WW office - we're having a few technical difficulties at present and haven't been able to update the site as we'd wish. But until we get them resolved, here's a lovely webcam showing construction progress on the new lock at Boston, on the Fens Waterways link.

Richard Fairhurst  | 3.43pm | add a comment


Today's news from the web

  • Liverpool's new canal takes shape building.co.uk

    Latest images of construction progress at Pier Head/Mann Island, where three major regeneration projects are under way. ...


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