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Monday 21 April

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  • Liverpool Canal Link is 'near completion' englandsnorthwest.com

    In the final part of the plan, which should be completed within a month, engineers have been creating a route through the central docks to the north of the Pier Head, reports the Liverpool Daily Post. The entire project, including finishing touches like landscaping, paths and benches, will be done by the end of the year. The canal route should be open to boating traffic from next spring. ...

  • Whaley Bridge canalside to be redeveloped? buxtonadvertiser.co.uk

    A local councillor said: "A comprehensive scheme to enhance the Canal Basin area will attract more tourists and boost the local economy, not only in the town but across the borough." ...

  • £600k bridge over W&E expressandstar.com

    A long-awaited link between Wednesfield Park and the village High Street looks set to come to fruition after plans were unveiled for a £600,000 footbridge over the Wyrley and Essington Canal. ...

  • BW aims to buy six canalside pubs a year morningadvertiser.co.uk

    Scottish & Newcastle is in a partnership with British Waterways to develop canal-side pubs. It also has a target of buying six pubs a year for this business. (From a wider story.) ...

  • Cotswold project moves ahead despite blow thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    British Waterways has recently withdrawn from the restoration project, but the other members of the partnership remain committed to it. Restoration of this section of canal is intended to act as a key 'gateway' site between the canal and Stroud town centre. ...

  • Bid To Ditch Canal Project adver.co.uk

    The first public attempt to drop anchor on Swindon's town centre canal project will be mounted this week. ...


Sunday 13 April

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  • Canal pub saved from chop news.bbc.co.uk

    A pub regular has bought his 18th Century local after he and other drinkers launched a campaign to stop it from being converted into houses. ...


Saturday 12 April

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Friday 11 April

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  • Yobs destroy canal boat tamesideadvertiser.co.uk

    A CANAL boat lovingly-restored by a canal boss has been destroyed by arsonists. John Lund spent a year renovating the £50,000 narrow boat - named Dizzy - so it could be rented out to friends and family. ...

  • Photographers lobby parliament over police curbs pressgazette.co.uk

    A Labour MP said that last year he was challenged when taking a picture of the view while visiting the Leeds & Liverpool canal by a lock-keeper who wanted to know why he was taking photographs. ...

  • Opposition to BW hotel plans thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    Lincoln campaigners say the hotel plans are flawed and would blot out one of the best views of the cathedral in the city. ...

  • Waterways Trust seeks development manager for Rochdale Canal jobs.thirdsector.co.uk

    A job advert begins: "Getting people involved in our inland rivers is what The Waterways Trust is all about. And nowhere is this more apparent than with the Rochdale canal. We helped restore this unique stretch of waterway after years of dereliction and misuse. Now we’re looking for a talented professional to re-establish it as a community resource and catalyst for social and economic regeneration."...

  • Canal Towpath Will Get £185 000 Facelift thisischeshire.co.uk

    Middlewich Vision has secured £185,000 of funding to completely overhaul the canal towpath, making it more accessible for residents to use as a shortcut into town. ...


Tuesday 8 April

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  • Hilary Benn, MP, visits Prescott Lock waterscape.com

    The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, yesterday (Monday 7 April) visited the Prescott Lock construction site to view the first, 21-tonne 'fishbelly' sluice gate being installed by contractor Volker Stevin as part of the £20 million British Waterways-led project. ...


Monday 7 April

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  • Waterways face new Olympian task news.bbc.co.uk

    Some tidal creeks in east London are in the middle of changes that will see them become a major freight route once more. ...

  • New gate installation helps create sustainable Olympics for London waterscape.com

    British Waterways, working with contractors Volker Stevin, last week installed a 'fishbelly' sluice gate as part of the £20m Prescott Lock project. The work represents a major milestone towards the restoration of the waterways which criss-cross the Olympic site and will create a sophisticated new water control structure for the Lower Lea Valley. ...

  • The Waterways Trust welcomes new development manager waterscape.com

    The Waterways Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Bell as its new development manager for the Montgomery Canal. ...

  • Anger as BW cuts down trees thisisnottingham.co.uk

    Residents have hit out after century-old trees were cut down during canalside works. ...


Friday 4 April

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  • Save the environment by going to the pub contractjournal.com

    A British Waterways-run eco-friendly pub built with “green” timber that uses water heated by a canal and contains waterless urinals will open in Scotland in two weeks. ...

  • Voyage is over for abandoned boat halifaxcourier.co.uk

    Canal bosses have promised to remove an abandoned boat that poses a risk to children's safety. ...


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