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Friday 4 September

Today's news from the web

  • Are farmers stealing water from the Chichester Canal? sussexexpress.co.uk

    Concerns have been raised for the Chichester Canal after water levels fell dramatically again this week. ...

  • At last - Vale Royal Locks are being repaired nce.co.uk

    “It’s like piecing together a jigsaw but not knowing how many pieces you should have or where they fit in,” is how site agent Dave Jones sums up a £2M job that Morrison Construction is currently undertaking for British Waterways at Vale Royal Locks in Cheshire. ...

  • Boat sinks on K&A newburytoday.co.uk

    Meanwhile earlier in the day, salvage teams were called out to re-float a barge near Padworth that had sunk on Saturday night. The striken barge, named Muskrat, started sinking for reasons that were not obvious to the three man crew - who abandoned their vessel by swimming to the bank before watching it sink to the bottom of the canal. ...

  • Speed guns out on the Thames visitthames.co.uk

    Speeding boats can destroy riverbanks, wildlife habitats and can be incredibly dangerous for other river users. But now the Environment Agency has cracked down on speeders on the River Thames by checking the speed of passing crafts. Environment Agency officers used a laser -operated speed gun which takes the speed of vessels navigating along the river. Speed checks were undertaken at two locations on Cliveden Reach between Maidenhead and Cookham. ...

  • Leak shuts Huddersfield Narrow penninewaterways.co.uk

    A leak, described as "serious", has shut the Huddersfield Narrow Canal near Lock 14e, between Slaithwaite and Milnsbridge. The canal bank has not actually breached and there is no visible damage to the canal, but the serious leak developed on Tuesday night, with water escaping from just above the lock into the nearby Ramsden Mill. An employee of Trojan Plastics said that it sounded like a waterfall and that at one point there was around two feet of water inside the building. ...


Tuesday 1 September

Today's news from the web

  • Voles cause Chichester canal restoration to grind to a halt westsussextoday.co.uk

    Small, furry animals have caused the long-running restoration project at Chichester's 187-year-old canal to grind to a temporary halt. ...

  • Canal group wants help to build new Derby cycleway thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A HERITAGE group that wants to build a new cycleway for Derbyshire is calling for help from businesses after its plans were hit by the credit crunch. The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust wants to build the track, at a cost of between £700,000 and £1m, along the route of the former waterway. ...

  • Narrowboat sunk in canal readingchronicle.co.uk

    Three young men had to abandon ship last night when the narrowboat they were on started to sink. The men in their twenties were treated by paramedics after swimming to safety from the boat in the Kennet and Avon Canal at Padworth. ...

  • Rowers to take to the Thames for Great River Race richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk

    The River Thames will be awash with rowers as crews from all over the world fight it out in the annual Great River Race. ...

  • Rochdale towpath to be upgraded? halifaxcourier.co.uk

    Interpretational boards, information signs and a series of picnic benches and bins could be installed along an 11 mile stretch of the Rochdale Canal between Sowerby Bridge and Walsden. ...


Friday 28 August

Today's news from the web

  • Towpath upgraded in Northwich midcheshirechronicle.co.uk

    Students starting the new academic year at Sir John Deane’s College and Kingsmead School can now safely use a green, traffic-free route along the River Weaver. As part of a wider partnership project, British Waterways has delivered over two kilometres of upgraded towpath from the A556 blue bridge at Hartford through to Northwich town centre. ...

  • Canal drained as vandals open locks in Leicester thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    Residents in Westminster Drive and Grosvenor Close, in Glen Parva, Leicester, woke yesterday morning to find the canal near their homes had drained away. A mile-and-a-half stretch of waterway had almost vanished after the wreckers forced open lock gates near Westminster Drive, letting the water rush downhill. ...

  • BW reservoir could host five wind turbines northamptonchron.co.uk

    A reservoir in Northamptonshire could become home to five wind turbines after it was announced a survey will be carried out into the feasibility of the project. ...

  • Canal Music takes the scenic route guardian.co.uk

    Burton and Knapp are rehearsing for a joint tour that will travel up the once-thriving trade route of the canal from London to Birmingham. They'll be performing the concerts on the boat, too, with the audience watching from the towpath. ...

  • ‘Canal can still run through our town’ swindonadvertiser.co.uk

    The dream of a canal running through Swindon town centre has not been dimmed by the recession. ...


Thursday 27 August

Today's news from the web

  • Cheque to help Chippenham canal restoration gazetteandherald.co.uk

    Campaigners trying to restore a former waterway through Wiltshire have been given nearly £900 for canal conservation and restoration near Chippenham. ...

  • Hundreds pore over Burscough Wharf development plans osadvertiser.co.uk

    Hundreds of people turned out to see the new plans for the Burscough Wharf development on Saturday. Around 500 visitors came through the door to see the multi-million pound plans which include a top class restaurant and a micro-brewery. ...


Wednesday 26 August

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  • Children hold key to canal chaos expressandstar.com

    Children are making their own lock keys and using them to drain stretches of water along the Stourbridge Canal, it has been claimed. ...

  • GUCCC boat makes its way up the Foss thepress.co.uk

    Walkers in the Huntington Road area of York may have thought they had travelled back in time when a carrying boat was steered up the River Foss. The former Grand Union Canal Company freight carrier Victoria became the first vessel of its type for decades to enter the river at Castle Mills Bridge. ...


Tuesday 25 August

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