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Tuesday 25 May

Today's news from the web

  • 'Imbeciles' condemned for vandalism at Three Rise Locks, Bingley thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Vandals have been condemned for daubing political graffiti at the canalside in Bingley, in protest at the change of Government. ...

  • Salford port scheme given go-ahead englandsnorthwest.com

    A new scheme that will see a £400 million port constructed in Salford has been given the go-ahead. The facility, which will provide five container berths for cargo ships, is likely to create as many as 2,000 jobs and will reduce the amount of freight on the northwest's roads by doubling traffic on the Manchester Ship Canal. ...


Thursday 20 May

Today's news from the web

  • Bradford to host exhibition to mark canal's 200th year thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    An exhibition on the history of the Kennet and Avon Canal will take place in Bradford on Avon next weekend as part of the canal’s 200th anniversary celebrations. ...

  • Action call after Tewkesbury cygnets die thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    The death of five cygnets has led to calls for action at a Tewkesbury beauty spot. Residents say a safety net should be installed at the weir on the River Avon, by the Abbey Mill. ...

  • Architecture gong for Liverpool Canal Link liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    Riba remarked on how the giant steps down to the canal meant the area was like an amphitheatre “turning the waterway into a kind of stage”. ...


Wednesday 19 May

Today's news from the web

  • Caen Hill lock gates move to Glastonbury waterscape.com

    Sets of old lock gates, including several from the famous Caen Hill Flight of Locks, on the Kennet & Avon Canal, will be given a new lease of life at Glastonbury this year. ...

  • Clean-up campaign on Snow Hill canals birminghammail.net

    Some 170 volunteers from HFC Bank will be boarding a British Waterways boat along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal after adopting a stretch of the water in the city centre. ...

  • Steel barriers at Loxwood to be replaced midhurstandpetworth.co.uk

    The Wey and Arun Canal Trust installed the barriers in 2008 after completing a major £1.8m project to take the canal under the B2133 in the centre of Loxwood. The trust said it was ordered by West Sussex County Council to put in the 1.8-metre railings to make the bridge safe for horse riders crossing over it. But the appearance of the barriers, which cost £13,500, incensed village people. They said they were unsightly, made the village look like a prison, and were a blot on the landscape. ...


Tuesday 18 May

Today's news from the web

  • Richard Benyon confirmed as new Waterway Minister waterscape.com

    Growing up in Reading, Richard Benyon attended the Royal Agricultural College. He is a riparian landowner and farmer on the Kennet & Avon Canal, and a former soldier and founder of the charity Help for Heroes....

  • BW's works programme reflects boater feedback waterscape.com

    While approximately half of boaters (49%) think the upkeep of the waterways is good or excellent, a third of boaters (32%) think that the upkeep of the waterways is just OK whilst 17% think it is below standard....

  • Peel Ports increases capacity of its barge service on Manchester Ship Canal crainsmanchesterbusiness.co.uk

    Peel Ports has increased capacity of its container barge service between Liverpool and Manchester to satisfy growing demand. It has commissioned a double barge service on the Manchester Ship Canal for the first time to handle goods arriving at the Port of Liverpool. ...

  • Chelsea Flower Show garden to feature replica lock telegraph.co.uk

    The garden, created by Leeds City Council and modelled on the locks found on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, is the latest in a series of eye-catching water features to make an appearance at the annual horticultural event. ...

  • Weekend of messing about in boats worcesternews.co.uk

    The golden age of Stourport’s waterways was celebrated during a heritage weekend. The restored historic boat Lady Hatherton 1898, a canal inspection boat, was moored at the Stourport Canal Basins for the heritage weekend where the town’s heritage rooms, newly completed, were on show. ...


Thursday 13 May

Today's news from the web


Tuesday 11 May

Today's news from the web

  • First steps for £40m Helix plan news.bbc.co.uk

    The Helix project includes the creation of two huge horse head sculptures and a waterway linking Grangemouth into the Scottish canal network. ...

  • Gloucestershire College to expand after British Waterways deal thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    ​A DEAL with British Waterways will see Gloucestershire College expanding its operations at Gloucester Docks. The college, which has its base in a state-of-the-art canalside building already, could also occupy parts of the Alexandra Warehouse and Harbour House. ...

  • Trafford heroes announced for canal project placenorthwest.co.uk

    Three notable people from Trafford have been chosen to be immortalised in steel for a new piece of public art known as a Portrait Bench. ...

  • Solution in sight for controversial Wey & Arun railings? waterscape.com

    The Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) has come up with an innovative solution to concerns over the appearance of the metal railings on the new bridge carrying the B2133 road over the Wey & Arun Canal in the village. ...

  • 104-year-old boat begins tour of Llangollen Canal news.bbc.co.uk

    A 104-year-old horse-drawn boat is beginning an eight-day tour of the World Heritage site between Wrexham and Denbighshire on the Llangollen Canal. ...


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