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Thursday 5 November

Today's news from the web

  • Stranded dog rescued from canal island burytimes.co.uk

    A STRANDED dog had to be rescued by firefighters today after becoming trapped for two hours on an island of reeds at a Radcliffe canal. ...

  • Canal marina plan near Rowde to plug market gap thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    A plan for a 248 berth marina at Lower Foxhangers Farm, near Rowde, has been submitted to Wiltshire Council. ...

  • Boat fire victim at Honeystreet tried to escape thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    A combination of prescription drugs and alcohol could have led to Marie-Anne Chavasse waking too late to get out of her narrow boat Cobra when it caught fire in May, an inquest in Salisbury heard on Monday. ...

  • 200 volunteers tackle River Lee clean up waterscape.com

    An army of volunteers from BT has joined forces with British Waterways and Thames21 to clear up a one-mile section of towpath along the River Lee, as part of a drive to improve the appearance of the waterway, which borders the nearby Olympic Park. ...

  • New housing development will mean canal diversion thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    The single-lane swing bridge across the canal in Micklethwaite Lane was not adequate to take the extra traffic, but though a fixed bridge would be better, it would need a short canal diversion. ...

  • New Caldon bridge in Stoke-on-Trent architectsjournal.co.uk

    The bridge, named after the neighbouring Bridgewater Pottery, is the first completed component of the masterplan. It improves access to the site and also enhances the canal-side environment....


Wednesday 4 November

Today's news from the web

  • Farewell to one of the last Idle Women waterscape.com

    We are sorry to report that Olga Kevelos, one of the last 'Idle Women', has passed away. ...

  • Kingsland Basin to be redeveloped contractjournal.com

    Durkan has been awarded a £28.5m construction contract by L&Q Housing Group to provide a 207-unit development in East London. The project is situated on the Kingsland Basin section near Regent’s Canal in Hackney. ...

  • Warning after canal rat numbers rise hemeltoday.co.uk

    Rat numbers in Berkhamsted are on the up because of families feeding the ducks according to the council. ...

  • Olympic hopes and dreams from the water's edge timesonline.co.uk

    The invitation was irresistible. “Come and inspect the new Olympic Stadium — by boat!” said Tony Hales, chairman of British Waterways. So last Friday, precisely 1,001 days before the opening of the 2012 Games, I took up his offer. ...

  • Canal trust is criticised burtonmail.co.uk

    Protesters have blasted a canal trustʼs support for a proposed opencast mine near to their homes. The Ashby Canal Trust went public with its backing for the Minorca site, off Gallows Lane, Measham, last week. ...


Tuesday 3 November

Today's news from the web

  • Design needs to be changed, it is claimed heraldseries.co.uk

    River users have warned that new £200,000 moorings planned for Wallingford will not be fit for purpose unless the design is changed. ...

  • Banbury canalside consultation under way news.bbc.co.uk

    Plans to redevelop an Oxfordshire canalside are being displayed to the public. ...

  • Historic boats craned out at Ellesmere Port waterscape.com

    Three historic craft will be craned out of the Shropshire Union Canal alongside the new heritage boat yard at National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port. The craning will take place ahead of a new restoration programme for the museum’s fleet of 80 historic boats. ...

  • London Waterbus celebrates 50 years service waterscape.com

    The London Waterbus, a much-loved visitor attraction that carries tourists and Londoners alike along the picturesque Regent’s Canal, is celebrating 50 years of service by notching up a bumper year of passenger numbers. ...

  • Young people set to work omn reinstating canal arm thisisstaffordshire.co.uk

    A group of around 20 under-25s set to work tidying up a redundant half-mile spur off the Trent and Mersey Canal, in Middleport, yesterday. ...

  • 'Canal rage' OAP in court thesun.co.uk

    A PENSIONER today pleaded not guilty to manslaughter after an alleged "canal rage" incident. ...

  • British Waterways launches moorings policy consultation waterscape.com

    British Waterways (BW) has launched a three month consultation inviting views on its proposed policy for both leisure and residential moorings in England and Wales. ...

  • British Waterways adopts new structure waterscape.com

    Today is the day that British Waterways’ new structure comes into effect. British Waterways will now be managed from its headquarters in Watford, eleven new waterways in England and Wales and two waterways in Scotland. ...


Friday 23 October

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