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Thursday 8 July

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  • Archeological dig at new Birmingham library unearths canals birminghammail.net

    The remains of a canal, brassworks, factory and mill have been unearthed in Birmingham’s Centenary Square as work on the city’s new library gets underway. They found the remains of an industrial zone which housed two canal arms – small stretches of water linking up to the city’s main networks. ...


Wednesday 7 July

Today's news from the web

  • Caldon Canal reopens waterscape.com

    After £500,000 of investment and almost eight months of investigations, plans and repairs, British Waterways has announced that the Caldon Canal is now reopen following a breach in November. The breach resulted in the collapse of a 15m length of the Caldon Canal embankment and damage to the canal bed and its clay lining. As a consequence approximately 21 million gallons of water leaked across agricultural land and into the River Churnet....

  • Accidental death verdict after phone records probe bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk

    The inquest into the death of a man who fell into the Montgomery Canal has recorded a verdict of accidental death. Colin John Tuffin, 54, who lived on the canal at Queen's Head, had been drinking in the Queen's Head pub until around 11pm on the night of December 6 last year, where he had four pints of beer before making his way along the nearby towpath to the canal boat where he lived....

  • Wey & Arun Poddle raises £11,000 waterscape.com

    223 walkers took part in the 12-mile walk and enjoyed views of the canal, the River Wey and, from other vantage points en route, some much more extensive vistas. ...

  • Manager urged for development of county's inland waterways yorkshirepost.co.uk

    To build on the work done by long established volunteer groups and the more recent Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways Local Action Group, East Riding Council said a "waterways partnership co-ordinator" was now needed to enhance the preservation, restoration and maintenance of historic waterways in the borough. ...

  • Find river flood levels on the web visitthames.co.uk

    Individuals and businesses at flood risk can now monitor local river and sea levels online, the Environment Agency has announced. The new service at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/riverlevels will allow the public to monitor developing flood situations at over 1,700 river and coastal locations across England and Wales. The data will complement personalised phone and text message alerts from the organisation's free flood warning service....

  • Poison weeds are hogging Linslade canal side leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk

    An outlawed poisonous plant thought to have been eliminated from the UK is growing on the canal bank near Leighton Road, Linslade, the Environment Agency confirmed. The plant, giant hogweed, was responsible for overriding natural habitat and causing severe burns and even blindness to humans during the 1960s and '70s. ...


Tuesday 6 July

Today's news from the web

  • Birmingham City of Culture to be announced next week birminghampost.net

    A star-studded bid to appoint Birmingham as Britain’s official city of culture will receive its verdict next week. Birmingham’s plans include a canal festival with impromptu performances of music, dance, drama and comedy, with bars and restaurants on the canal side taking part with performances and special offers....


Monday 5 July

Today's news from the web

  • Water shortage hits Liverpool and Ribble Link bookings waterwaynews.blogspot.com

    The continuing water shortage in the North-West, already affecting the Rochdale and Leeds & Liverpool Canals, is now causing problems for boaters hoping to visit Liverpool or the Ribble Link. From today British Waterways will be taking no further bookings for boats to use the Liverpool Canal Link to reach Liverpool Docks or the Ribble Link to reach the Lancaster Canal....

  • Aldermaston development plans to go on display getreading.co.uk

    A plan to develop a sensitive canal-side site in Aldermaston is going on show later this month. The Aldermaston Wharf site includes two Grade II-listed buildings – the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust visitors’ centre and the Toll House – beside the banks of the canal. ...

  • New moorings on Droitwich Canal waterscape.com

    The Droitwich Canals are being readied to welcome an expected armada of visiting boats next year, with the installation of new moorings along the Barge Canal at Vines Park. ...

  • No place to hide as Notts boat patrol catches rod licence evaders thisisnottingham.co.uk

    Dozens of anglers fishing on the River Trent were paid a surprise visit by environmental crime officers yesterday. The Environment Agency officers cruised along in motor-driven dinghies, setting off from Farndon Marina and heading towards Collingham, to check people were fishing legally with rod licences. ...

  • Middlewich wins award for canal regeneration middlewichguardian.co.uk

    Middlewich is through to the finals of a national competition celebrating market town regeneration. Middlewich was recognised for its ‘Masterplan’, a community project which aims to link the canals to the town centre and promote the town’s history through festivals and cultural events....

  • Let's have your ideas for unlocking canal hebdenbridgetimes.co.uk

    The Waterways Trust, Pennines Prospects and Upper Calder Valley Renaissance want more people living in the Upper Calder Valley area to make use of the Rochdale Canal - its towpaths and green areas. ...


Friday 2 July

Today's news from the web

  • BW Annual Report published today waterscape.com

    British Waterways' 2009/10 Annual Report & Accounts, published today, highlights growing momentum for the creation of a 'national trust' to care for the country's historic canals, rivers and docks. The proposal has won widespread stakeholder support and interest from the UK government as an example of delivering Big Society principles. ...

  • 'Ugly' safety barrier installed in water only inches deep worcesternews.co.uk

    An Evesham man believes that one of the best views along the picturesque town riverside has been ruined due to the installation of a “garish and unnecessary” safety feature. ...

  • Eel passes installed on East Anglian navigations visitanglianwaterways.co.uk

    A critically endangered fish which has seen its numbers sink dramatically over the past 30 years has been passed a lifeline by the Environment Agency. Four new eel passes have been created on the River Nene, River Steeping, Kyme Eau and River Glen to help the creatures migrate around flood defence structures that would otherwise block their path. ...

  • Five BW directors on "top-paid quangocrats" list thirdsector.co.uk

    Five senior managers at British Waterways, which has plans to become a charity, are also on the list. Its highest earner is listed as Robin Evans, the chief executive, who is paid between £230,000 and £234,999 a year. ...

  • Water floods A38 as vandals target Birmingham canal news.bbc.co.uk

    Vandals sent thousands of gallons of canal water and silt on to one of Birmingham's busiest roads. They opened two lock paddles on the Minworth flight of the Birmingham-Fazeley canal, increasing the flow of water, in an overnight attack....


Thursday 1 July

Today's news from the web

  • £45,000 damage to Devizes lock gates thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    The world famous Caen Hill flight of locks near Devizes will be closed for another week after a boat struck a gate causing £45,000 damage. ...


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