Log in
Article search:

Friday 22 February

Today's news from the web

  • Monkey Bridge's final swing newburytoday.co.uk

    The 73-year-old Monkey Bridge in Newbury has gone forever. A team of contractors sliced the old bridge that spans the Kennet and Avon Canal, Newbury, in half on yesterday (21) and lifted it out for it to be recycled as scrap. ...


Thursday 21 February

Today's news from the web

  • Prince Braves Weather For Canal Trip burnleycitizen.co.uk

    The Prince of Wales took a trip down Burnley's canal to see the full potential of the Weavers Triangle development. ...

  • Chesterfield canal basin plans derbyshiretimes.co.uk

    The artist's impression of Chesterfield Waterside, a partnership between the borough council and regeneration company Urbo, shows a new canal basin lined with housing, offices and leisure facilities on what was the old Arnold Laver site. ...

  • Mon & Brec prepares for the tourism season waterscape.com

    With over 18 miles of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal unaffected by the recent breach, preparations are in full swing for the main tourism season. ...

  • Boats locked in as basin freezes over thestar.co.uk

    Never mind narrowboats - sailors needed icebreakers to navigate the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal yesterday! ...


Wednesday 20 February

Today's news from the web

  • Canal Trip Is Fit For A Future King burnleycitizen.co.uk

    Burnley is gearing up for Prince Charles' visit to the area tomorrow. ...

  • £180,000 for canal upgrade denbighshirefreepress.co.uk

    Visitors walking along the picturesque Llangollen Canal will find the going easier – thanks to a towpath partnership project between British Waterways and "mother nature." The £180,000 scheme involves constructing about 1.5km of canal bank protection and towpath improvements south of Ellesmere. ...

  • D-day For Multimillion Pound Canal Project thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    A masterplan which could see £1.2 billion of investment and the re-instatement of the Bradford Canal is set to be given the go ahead next week. ...

  • Residents Celebrate Canal Clear Up thisislancashire.co.uk

    Furious residents who complained about the state of a nearby canal bank were celebrating today after a clean up team moved in. ...

  • Loch Lomond Canal Plan Gets Backing eveningtimes.co.uk

    Plans to allow boats to sail between Loch Lomond and the open sea have taken a step closer to reality. The proposals would see a new canal being built alongside the River Leven, which runs from Balloch to the Firth of Clyde at Dumbarton. ...


Friday 15 February

BW introduces London angling permits

A sign of things to come?

Boaters have long resented that anglers get their use of the canals for much less than the cost of a boat licence. Though anglers have to pay an annual rod licence, all of this income goes to the Environment Agency, none to British Waterways.

Now British Waterways, in the London area, is to ask anglers to pay. Today's announcement reads:

"From 1 April 2008 British Waterways will be asking anglers visiting its central London waterways to purchase an annual angling permit.  The permit will cost £20 for adults and £10 for juniors (under 16), pensioners (65 and over) and those registered disabled.

"Waterways where this new permit will apply include the Regent's Canal, Grand Union Paddington Arm (except Scrubs Lane to Ladbroke Grove Bridge), Grand Union Canal Main Line from Brentford Lock to Bridge 200 in Hayes, Limehouse Cut and Hertford Union Canal. Angling on other stretches is managed by a number of angling clubs.

"Louise Fishleigh, leisure development manager for British Waterways London, explains: 'Over 220,000 angling visits are made to our London waterways each year.  Mainly these visits are made formally through angling clubs but large stretches of our central London waterways are not leased to any clubs and so we are introducing this low-cost angling permit system to formalise angling in these areas.  Our patrol officers and waterway supervisors and operatives will act as bailiffs, checking permits.'"

Richard Fairhurst  | 4.59pm | add a comment


Thursday 14 February

Today's news from the web

  • £1m canalside marina plan iccoventry.icnetwork.co.uk

    A NEW £1million marina could be created on the Ashby Canal on the outskirts of Nuneaton. David Callington wants to create the leisure facility at his farm in Burton Hastings, next to the canal and close to Bramcote Hospital. ...

  • Prince to drop in at charity HQ - Huddersfield Examiner examiner.co.uk

    Prince Edward will visit an award-winning Mirfield charity next week. The Queen’s youngest son will tour the Shepley Bridge Marina and meet volunteers at the Safe Anchor Trust. ...

  • Turn up for all the fun at Standedge Tunnel! examiner.co.uk

    A HOST of new attractions is being lined up to tempt visitors to Marsden this year. Ghosts, chocolate and birds of prey are all among the themes for events at the award-winning Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre. ...

  • Calls for action to restore lock walls thisisgrimsby.co.uk

    A landmark on the Louth Canal could be lost forever unless immediate restoration work is carried out, it has been claimed. ...

  • Thousands Of Fish Killed By Pollution thisischeshire.co.uk

    Thousands of fish and other marine animals were left dead after pollution spilled into the Trent & Mersey Canal. ...

  • Anglers clash with boaters in Garstang garstangcourier.co.uk

    Illegal angling in Garstang's canal basin has led to troubled waters - and clashes between the fishermen and boatowners who moor there. ...

  • Access investment for Erewash Canal waterscape.com

    British Waterways is set to commence a £575,000 access improvement project on the Erewash Canal Corridor. ...


Wednesday 13 February

Today's news from the web

  • Grant Boost For Canal Photo Plan wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    A GRANT of £8,500 is going to the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust to set up a digital photographic archive of the canal. ...

  • Stobart steams ahead with plans to redevelop Port of Weston propertyweek.com

    Eddie Stobart will redevelop the port (on the River Weaver/Manchester SHip Canal) into a fully functioning bulk shipping and coastal feeder port comprising up to 400,000 sq ft of warehouses and container handling facilities capable of handling 1m tonnes of freight a year. ...


Page: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69  70  71  72  73  74  75  76  77  78  79  80  81  82  83  84  85  86  87  88  89  90  91  92  93  94  95  96  97  98  99  100  101  102  103  104  105  106  107  108  109  110  111  112  113  114  115  116  117  118  119  120  121  122  123  124  125  126  127  128  129  130  131  132  133  134  135  136  137  138  139  140  141  142  143  144  145  146  147  148  149  150  151  152  153  154  155  156  157  158  159  160  161  162  163  164  165  166  167  168  169  170  171  172  173  174  175  176  177  178  179  180  181  182  183  184  185  186  187  188  189  190  191  192  193 


See postings from:   or see all postings