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Wednesday 23 June

Today's news from the web

  • Black Sluice (Forty Foot) fee reduced this summer visitanglianwaterways.co.uk

    The Environment Agency writes: "A tranquil escape for those who like to take life at a slower pace. All this for only £10.00 per night. Or take up our SPECIAL OFFER £15.00 for 2 nights"...

  • Canal crimewatch moves upstream garstangcourier.co.uk

    A police initiative aimed at reducing crime around the canal at Garstang has been extended to Lancaster. The CanalWatch scheme launched in April by the Garstang neighbourhood policing team has been lengthened to cover the full stretch of the canal. ...

  • The Union Canal on track with new route news.scotsman.com

    A TWO-MILE route along the Union Canal has been created in a bid to bring cyclists and walkers flooding back to the area. The towpath between Wester Hailes and Hermiston has been revamped under a £300,000 project jointly funded by the city council, the Scottish Government, and transport charity Sustrans. ...

  • Adam hooks giant pike in city centre canal - Manchester Evening News menmedia.co.uk

    It was the one that very nearly got away! This monster fish was hooked in Manchester city centre just a stone's throw from busy Oxford Road. Adam Mack, 19, couldn't believe it as he began to reel in the 17lb pike from the Rochdale Canal....

  • Work to start on new Stonehouse canal bridge in August stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    Work on a new bridge over the canal at Upper Mills Industrial Estate in Stonehouse will begin this August, Stroud District Council has announced. ...

  • BW says Government supports third sector proposals waterscape.com

    "Our drive to create a new national waterway trust received further encouragement from the Government today, with a statement from our Minister," writes BW chairman Tony Hales...


Thursday 17 June

Today's news from the web

  • Tamfourhill regeneration gets massive support falkirkherald.co.uk

    The PUBLIC has given a massive thumbs up to plans which will transform an industrial area next to the Forth and Clyde Canal. In 2008, Falkirk Council and British Waterways Scotland unveiled an initiative to redevelop 40 acres in Tamfourhill next to the waterway with homes, industry and leisure. After weeks of community consultation, it was revealed upwards of 93 per cent of those responding had total support for the project. ...


Wednesday 16 June

Today's news from the web

  • Joint operation aims to flush out River Nene yobs peterboroughtoday.co.uk

    For the first time, Cambridgeshire Police have teamed up with the Environment Agency – aiming to rid the water of jet-skiing yobs and clear the banks of illegal drinkers, illegal fishing and other anti-social incidents by tackling the problem from both land and water....

  • Canal offers safer route to school waterscape.com

    Youngsters in the Yew Tree area of Sandwell are enjoying greener, safer journeys to school following a £158,000 project to improve cycle access from the Yew Tree Estate and along the Rushall Canal. ...

  • £15m plans to transform factory site into a marina leaderlive.co.uk

    Sweeping plans to transform a former factory site into a tourist attraction will go on display next week. A voluntary group called the Plas Kynaston Canal and Marina Group want Wrexham Council to consider its project to extend the Llangollen canal and build a marina for 60 boats on the former Flexsys site. ...

  • Next section of Bridgewater Way underway placenorthwest.co.uk

    Peel has announced work on the second section of the Bridgewater Way project in Trafford has started. Contractor J Cooney has been appointed to complete the work, which will concentrate on just over a half mile stretch, between Sale Bridge and Marsland Bridge, adding to the newly completed two mile stretch between Sale and Stretford, which officially opened last week. ...

  • Church Street neighbourhood floats idea of canal-side market westendextra.com

    A FLOATING canal-side market could be the centrepiece of a multi-million pound regeneration plan for one of Westminster’s most deprived neighbourhoods. The idea is among a number put forward by people in the Church Street area, following the first round of consultation on the landmark scheme. ...

  • Reading Water Fest on Saturday getbracknell.co.uk

    Reading is a town on two rivers and every year it celebrates the fact with a big splash at Water Fest. This year the annual show on Saturday has a special flavour because the Kennet and Avon Canal, which starts in Reading and ends in Bath, is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its opening. ...

  • Waterways Trust gives BW money for bird habitats waterscape.com

    British Waterways has welcomed a share of a £10,000 grant from The Waterway Trust’s Small Grants Scheme to support a number of important wildlife habitat improvements. ...


Thursday 10 June

Today's news from the web

  • British Waterways hosts sculpture exhibition at Ellesmere waterscape.com

    Ellesmere is set to host a major international sculpture exhibition this summer – with Thomas Telford’s iconic canal maintenance yard on the Llangollen Canal its venue. ...

  • Cruiser crunched in All Cannings thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    The owners of a boat holed in an accident on the Kennet and Avon Canal at All Cannings on Saturday night have thanked fire officers for saving their home. ...

  • Time Team style scientists search for buried boat thisisstaffordshire.co.uk

    Researchers are using Time Team-style technology to search for a narrowboat that was buried underground 48 years ago. Dr Jamie Pringle, a lecturer in geoscience at Keele University, is leading the team hunting for the National Coal Board vessel. ...

  • Burglars use narrowboat on Nottingham Canal to raid city newsagents thisisnottingham.co.uk

    Burglars stole a narrowboat moored on Nottingham Canal to help them break into a city newsagents. They escaped with £2,000 cash and £3,500-worth of cigarettes after raiding S&A News on Carrington Street in the early hours of yesterday. ...


Wednesday 9 June

Today's news from the web

  • Extra licence rise takes effect in August waterscape.com

    From August 2010 an across-the-board increase in all British Waterways licence fees of 1% will take effect. This change replaces the proposal to reduce the size of the prompt payment discount which was decided to be unfair to those customers who pay on time. The prompt payment discount will therefore remain at 10%. ...

  • Towpath Tales from Bath wanted waterscape.com

    British Waterways is asking the people of Bath to tell them their tales of the towpath this summer in a bid to record people’s memories of the area known as the Bath Flight of Locks as part of a proposed new scheme to restore this stretch of the Kennet & Avon Canal to its former glory. ...


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