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Wednesday 19 December

Today's news from the web

  • 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. ...

  • Dowsers Help Find Leaks ledburyreporter.co.uk

    A RECENT water-divining session at Oxenhall may have helped members of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust to find a number of leaks. ...

  • Town's past highlighted in tourism initiative iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk

    A NEW tourism initiative in Middlewich has been launched to encourage people into the town. The Canal and Salt Town Project hopes to entice visitors to discover its history. ...

  • Lock Workers Are Getting Board thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Work to restore the famous Three Rise Locks to their former Georgian glory has reached rock bottom - as a team of carpenters have been brought in to repair a timber floor. ...


Tuesday 18 December

Today's news from the web

  • Art Transforms Underpass eveningtimes.co.uk

    A GRAFFITI-RIDDEN underpass has been transformed into a work of art. It was commissioned by Glasgow City Council and British Waterways Scotland, as part of a scheme to revitalise the city's canal. ...

  • Council Backs Canal Plan wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    A CHARITY that wants to restore a canal through the centre of Melksham has received a boost from a town council committee. Melksham Town Council's policy committee has agreed in principle to support the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust's scheme to route the canal through the river Avon in the centre of town. ...

  • Plain sailing for Baggies Barge expressandstar.com

    The Baggies Barge is back on the water, two months after it was grounded due to problems with silt. The narrowboat carried Albion fans from Birmingham’s Brindleyplace to Smethwick junction on Saturday for the game against Charlton. ...

  • Edgbaston Reservoir scheme icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk

    A £1.8 million programme of demolition work is clearing the way for the key Edgbaston Reservoir and Icknield Port Loop canalside redevelopments in Birmingham. ...


Monday 17 December

Today's news from the web

  • Make to masterplan Glasgow regeneration scheme building.co.uk

    Make Architects has been appointed masterplanner of the Speirs Locks regeneration scheme in Glasgow city centre. Make beat off competition from 3D Reid, Urban Initiatives and Mossessian & Partners to win the masterplanning role on the canalside development. ...

  • Boat business takes a dive expressandstar.com

    Time could be called on a marine club in Wolverhampton, which bosses claim is being killed off by the smoking ban. Oxley Marine Club in The Wharf, Oxley Moor Road, has been run for the past three-and-a-half years by Janet and Dennis Mable. ...

  • Vic still hopeful over caves fight expressandstar.com

    Vic Smallshire says the campaign to reopen the limestone caverns at Dudley’s Wrens Nest is far from over. “The bid for Wrens Nest is based on 40 years of volunteer effort, and that volunteer isn’t going to evaporate just because we haven’t won a big prize,” he says. ...

  • Olympic centre scheme to boost Cromford Canal thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    Patrick Morriss, chairman of the Friends of Cromford Canal, said his organisation was offering its expertise to help with developments to the waterway. He said that if the plans went ahead, his organisation would run horse-drawn barge trips along the canal. ...


Sunday 16 December

Today's news from the web

  • Morse's man joins the boat people in Battle of Jericho observer.guardian.co.uk

    Kevin Whately, the actor famed for playing Sergeant Lewis in the Inspector Morse series, has joined forces with novelist Philip Pullman and zoologist Desmond Morris in a dispute that is being called Oxford's 'Battle of Jericho'. ...

  • Purton Hulks Champion Wins Award gazetteseries.co.uk

    A MARITIME historian has won a prestigious award for his commitment to nautical heritage. ...

  • Developers To Provide 300 000 thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Developers of £70 million Victoria Mills in Shipley will shell out almost £300,000 for British Waterways to improve links between the site and Saltaire. ...


Friday 14 December

Have you seen this boat?

WW reader David Firman thinks that whoever stole his boat "must have been very determined".

L&S Emerald is a 30ft Sea Otter, eight years old and green - or, at least, it was when it was stolen at the end of November, from Harefield Marina on the Grand Union. The theft appears to have been at night. The boat had no batteries at the time, leading to David's comment.

Sea Otters are, of course, made from aluminium - giving them a distinct appearance - and have an easily identifiable hull shape, with a rounded-off square stern.

If you see it, call PC Clayton at Hillingdon Police on 020 8246 1867; Phil Musk at Harefield Marina on 01895 822036; or David himself on 07980 013159. Boaters have an excellent record in tracking down stolen boats, as the theft of Holly from Middlewich Narrowboats this spring demonstrated - let's not let this one get away.

Update: The boat has now been found - apparently just two miles from the marina, with blue paint all over it and the towpath.

Richard Fairhurst  | 10.31am | add a comment


Today's news from the web

  • Public can get involved in canal plan northamptonchron.co.uk

    Designers of the new Daventry canal are one step closer to drawing up plans for the Waterspace project after opening a public consultation register. ...

  • Canal protected from developers hackneygazette.co.uk

    The council has given the go-ahead to make Hackney's stretch of the Regent's Canal a conservation area to control development along its sides. ...


Thursday 13 December

Today's news from the web

  • Baggies barge to sail again expressandstar.com

    A match day barge service to take Baggies fans to The Hawthorns will be running again this Saturday – with all the seats snapped up by fans within nine hours. ...

  • Sustrans win means new route on L&L liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    The Liverpool scheme starts in Everton Park and then follows the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, and in the long term will continue to Stanley Dock and the quayside. ...


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