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Tuesday 8 January

Today's news from the web

  • Final phase of £3.2m basin restoration expressandstar.com

    The final phase is due to start on a £3.2 million project to restore canal basins which, in Victorian times, were a seaside-style playground for visitors from the Black Country and Birmingham. ...


Thursday 3 January

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Wednesday 2 January

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Friday 21 December

Today's news from the web

  • Graffiti team takes to water thecnj.co.uk

    Staff from Islington Council will soon be boarding a barge on Regent’s Canal to blitz graffiti that couldn’t otherwise be reached. ...

  • Boats "too close for comfort" thecnj.co.uk

    Canalside residents in King’s Cross are embroiled in a row with British Waterways over plans for boat moorings within feet of their homes. ...

  • Duck saved from ice by fire crew news.bbc.co.uk

    A duck which was stuck in ice next to a canal bank in Greater Manchester has been rescued by firefighters. ...


Thursday 20 December

Happy Christmas from the WW team

Christmas is a time for peace and contemplation, but there's been precious little of that in the WW office over the last week as we rush to get the first issue of the New Year ready for the printers. Yet we're still hoping to get the chance for a little festive boating and towpath walking... deadlines permitting!

In amongst all this, we've uploaded several months' worth of articles from 2001. There are hundreds more ready to go in the New Year, covering much of the past eight years of WW. We'll also be adding new features to the site such as our regular 'Picture of the Day' feature, so do stay tuned.

To all our readers, very best wishes of the season.

Richard Fairhurst  | 6.55pm | add a comment


Today's news from the web

  • Wales World Heritage bid backed newswales.co.uk

    Denbighshire has backed a move to make the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal a World Heritage Site. ...

  • Apartments get the nod rochdaleobserver.co.uk

    Controversial plans to build more than 40 apartments near Durn Bridge in Littleborough have been given the go-ahead by councillors. Residents say the plans would have an adverse impact on the Rochdale Canal. ...

  • Mayor of Rushcliffe opens new Gamston footbridge waterscape.com

    The Mayor of Rushcliffe, Cllr Christine Jeffreys, attended the opening of a new footbridge over the Grantham Canal last week (Wednesday 12 Decmeber) that provides a safe traffic-free route for schoolchildren and the local community. ...

  • Stoke Bruerne lights up for Christmas buckinghamtoday.co.uk

    Hundreds of people soaked up the Christmas atmosphere during the Lighting Up of Stoke Bruerne event. All three of the village's greens were lit up in celebration of Christmas on Saturday (15/12) with lights donated by parish councillors and residents, while illuminated boats gathered at the Grand Union Canal. ...

  • Rare Voles Spotted In Wiltshire Waterways gazetteandherald.co.uk

    Britain's most endangered mammal has been found alive and well in the Kennet and Avon Canal. ...

  • Now Korea could get a new ship canal! seatradeasia-online.com

    Seoul: Lee Myung-Bak, who yesterday overwhelmingly won the national presidential election, plans a major revamp of Korea's inland waterways as one of the top undertakings of his tenure in office. ...


Wednesday 19 December

Today's news from the web

  • Firepool Plans Take Step Forward somersetcountygazette.co.uk

    Ambitious plans to transform the Firepool area of Taunton took a major step forward this week. The mixed-use scheme comprises offices, apartments - ranging from studios to penthouses - a number of canalside townhouses, plans for a convenience store, and conversion of the listed pumphouse building into a restaurant, set in an extensive public square. The phased redevelopment will reinstate public access to the towpath. ...

  • Canal and river holidays go green news.bbc.co.uk

    A scheme to make Gloucestershire's waterways more eco-friendly is due to be launched by BBC Countryfiles' presenter John Craven. The Green Fund aims to reduce the carbon footprint of boats by investing in environmental projects. ...

  • Competition winner names canal workboat waterscape.com

    A three-year-old boy took part in a celebratory ceremony to name a new workboat, after winning a British Waterways competition. ...


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