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Tuesday 9 February

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  • 'Canal quarter' plan for Edinburgh church edinburghnews.scotsman.com

    Under its proposals, the 100-cover restaurant would be on the ground floor of the church and would feature a glazed patio overlooking the canal, allowing for al fresco dining alongside the canal. ...

  • Abusive narrow boat owner gets two-year ASBO thisisnottingham.co.uk

    A narrowboat owner has been given a two-year anti-social behaviour order after loud and drunken parties on the Nottingham Canal. A catalogue of complaints by pub and restaurant staff about the parties – between March and October last year – led to a joint investigation by Nottingham City Community Protection, British Waterways and Notts Police....


Monday 8 February

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  • Locals delighted at Marsworth refusal thametoday.co.uk

    Sandra Costello, archivist for the Marsworth Local History Group, said: "I am very happy. I sent letters of objection and my main focus was on the preservation of the carpenter's shop and the old crane associated with this." ...

  • Residents open-minded about wind turbine plans at Sharpness Docks gazetteseries.co.uk

    Residents living near Sharpness Docks are staying open-minded towards plans for a wind turbine near their homes. The Partnership for Renewables, an agency hoping to build one turbine on British Waterways (BW) land at the docks, held a public exhibition last week giving homeowners the chance to view their initial plans and ask more questions. ...

  • Setting sail for Drax Power Plant by-product plan - Selby Times selbytimes.co.uk

    Utilising waterborne freight, each ship is able to carry about 1,200 tonnes per trip, and the power station is hoping the recent trials could set the way for more permanent freight movements of PFA from Drax via the River Ouse jetty. ...

  • Waterways museum welcomes aboard Heritage Boatyard Supervisor waterscape.com

    The National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Linney as Heritage Boatyard Supervisor. Dave has over 25 years experience with boats and restoration having worked at a number of boatyards. ...

  • Minister set to launch work on Walsall's new canal quarter birminghampost.net

    Minister for the West Midlands Ian Austin will officially launch building work on a new homes development at Walsall’s Waterfront today to begin its transformation into a new canalside quarter. ...

  • Sad end for famed Liverpool ferry clickliverpool.com

    One of the Mersey's most treasured ferries is set for an "undignified" end. The Royal Iris, which has been laid up on the River Thames, near Woolwich, for over eight years, has now been found taking water up to its deck. ...


Thursday 4 February

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  • Buoyant outlook for Oxford Canal pub oxfordmail.co.uk

    They want to transform the pub into a destination for boaters, with a mini-shop where holidaymakers can buy provisions. ...

  • Burton to encourage tourism along the Trent & Mersey burtonmail.co.uk

    Two of the most eye-catching projects detailed in the development and regeneration scheme are designed to maximise use of waterway and wetland areas including the Trent and Mersey Canal, River Trent and the Washlands. ...


Wednesday 3 February

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  • Canal Festival scrapped hemeltoday.co.uk

    Tring Canal Festival organisers Wendover Arm Trust have been forced to cancel their May Bank Holiday event after landowners Land Planning Group refused permission to use its field adjacent to the Wendover Arm. ...

  • Oxford Brookes University wins planning permission for £1m doubling in size of boathouse at Cholsey oxfordtimes.co.uk

    Oxford Brookes University Boat Club has won planning permission to extend its boathouse on the River Thames near Wallingford. The university is seeking to raise £1m to fund the scheme, which will double the size of its training base off Reading Road, Cholsey. ...

  • Finalists announced for 2010 Waterways Renaissance Awards waterscape.com

    The regeneration of Clarence Dock in Leeds, a £15m flood alleviation scheme in Rotherham and the Village at War community project in Stoke Bruerne are just a few of the diverse and inspiring schemes to reach the finals of the 2010 Waterways Renaissance Awards. ...

  • Shropshire Union marina decision on hold shropshirestar.com

    A decision on controversial plans for a multi-million pound marina in north Shropshire has been put on hold. Plans were submitted last year by developers Moore Marine to build a marina for 200 canal boats on the Shropshire Union Canal at Park Heath Farm, Soudley, near Market Drayton. ...

  • Dog Poo to be Sprayed with Pink Spray at Canal tivertonpeople.co.uk

    Piles of dog mess left on or beside the towpath in Tiverton will be sprayed bright pink by Rangers using a spray aerosol....

  • Huge BCN canalside development approved expressandstar.com

    More than 300 homes are poised to be built on the site of Walsall’s landmark Caparo factory after the scheme won the support of planning chiefs. The decision leaves the path clear for the firm which owns the £5.7 million land between the Wyrley and Essington Canal and Miner Street and Green Street to appoint a developer....

  • Ice sinks boat on the River Lee eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk

    Ever dreamt of living on a house boat sailing up and down the East End's intricate waterways? Rising damp could be an issue though if you were to try and let this narrow boat which has sunk into the River Lea by Bow Bridge, near Three Mill Lane, in Bromley-By-Bow....


Tuesday 2 February

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