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Tuesday 17 June

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  • Peel director to swim Manchester Ship Canal crainsmanchesterbusiness.co.uk

    James Whittaker, development director at Peel Holdings - the company that owns the Manchester Ship Canal - will swim 36 miles of the canal on September 5 and 6 to launch the company’s £50bn Ocean Gateway scheme. ...


Monday 16 June

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  • Tunnellers explore subterranean canal manchesterconfidential.co.uk

    The tunnel contains the Manchester and Salford Junction Canal (MSJC) and is accessible for several hundred yards....

  • MBE for Wey & Arun Canal volunteer waterscape.com

    Eric Walker has been appointed an MBE for 'Voluntary Services to the Wey & Arun Canal'. ...

  • Stobart plans ship canal service crainsmanchesterbusiness.co.uk

    In an interview with The Times, Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Group’s chief executive, said the company had planning go-ahead to develop the site and believed it could launch a viable inshore freight-shipping business. ...

  • Showcasing canal history buckinghamtoday.co.uk

    Hundreds of visitors took a look back at the history of the canals last weekend during the Stoke Bruerne Canal Festival. ...


Friday 13 June

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Thursday 12 June

Picture of the day: An early workparty on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Volunteers during an early 1970s workparty on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal beginning to realise 'the impossible dream'.

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  • Canoeing project launched on Montgomery Canal waterscape.com

    A pioneering project aimed at increasing canoeing activity on the Montgomery Canal has received a timely boost with the acquisition of a specialist transport trailer by the Friends of Montgomery Canal. ...


Wednesday 11 June

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  • Horsepower Back On Canals halesowennews.co.uk

    An event organised to celebrate 150 years of canal engineering, saw the return of horse drawn narrowboats to Brierley Hill's Delph Locks. ...

  • Go-ahead for £250m bonanza of Liverpool city projects liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    Stanley DOCK will see renovation work start at the beginning of 2009, the owner’s agents said last night. Liverpool planning committee yesterday granted permission for the site to be transformed into more than 900 apartments, offices and leisure facilities. ...

  • Nottingham toll house restored thisisnottingham.co.uk

    A Historic and unique toll house, positioned where three canals meet, has been restored. ...

  • Council to take on canal project news.bbc.co.uk

    A £22m canal restoration project, which was put on hold after its main sponsor pulled out, could be saved after a council voted to take it on. ...

  • Protesters To Fight Flats Appeal oxfordmail.net

    People in Jericho, Oxford, are preparing to give evidence at a planning inquiry to prevent a developer getting planning permission for a large block of canalside flats. ...

  • Welsh Slate shipping plan halted by boat shortage dailypost.co.uk

    A shortage of ships is holding back a company’s attempts to switch its transport from the land to the Manchester Ship Canal. ...


Friday 6 June

Cotswold Canals restoration is go - again!

At an specially called meeting of councillors last night, we hear that Stroud District Council vowed to press on with the Lottery-funded restoration of the Cotswold Canals, despite the withdrawal of British Waterways. 35 councillors voted for their council to become the lead partner taking the Heritage Lottery Fund project forward, with just three against. More news in the next WW.

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Thursday 5 June

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