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Wednesday 20 May

Today's news from the web

  • Piddler statue to cost £60,000 lep.co.uk

    A statue put up to celebrate the UK's first new waterway for a century is racking up a bill in excess of £60,000. ...

  • PLA launches new Thames safety code mayorwatch.co.uk

    A new code which sets out ‘best practice’ in the safety of passenger boats was launched earlier today. Developed by the Port of London Authority, the code brings together in one place practical advice and an interpretation of regulations that represent best practice for passenger boat operations. ...

  • Tring Festival hit by vandalism and theft hemeltoday.co.uk

    As boaters moor up in Tring for this year's popular canal festival the celebration has been tainted by vandalism and thefts. ...


Monday 18 May

Today's news from the web

  • Hundreds flock to basin heritage weekend berrowsjournal.co.uk

    Despite torrential downpours the Stourport Basin managed to pull in hundreds of inquisitive people keen to take a tour around the newly-restored area. ...

  • Boat safety on display in Devizes thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service, supported by the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, will be marking the start of Boat Fire Safety Week (25-31 May) by holding a display at Devizes Wharf on Sunday (24 May). ...

  • Canal towpath to get a £350,000 boost cravenherald.co.uk

    Walkers and cyclists are to benefit from a £350,000 scheme to improve the canal towpath at Skipton. ...

  • Unlocking the secret of the Euston Arch stones waterscape.com

    During works to construct a new lock and water control structure at Prescott Channel, near Bromley-by-Bow, British Waterways has uncovered a number of stones believed to be from the original Euston Arch, a magnificent 'Gateway' which once adorned Euston Station. ...

  • Ship canal considers £20m divi thebusinessdesk.com

    Shareholders of the Manchester Ship Canal will meet today to consider granting dividend payments worth £20m. ...


Friday 15 May

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Thursday 14 May

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  • Youngsters' leaky boat to be fixed by grant thisislocallondon.co.uk

    A TRUST will be able to continue hiring out its narrowboat to youth groups after securing a grant to make essential repairs. ...

  • Middlewich Gateway project set to transform Town Wharf middlewichguardian.co.uk

    Developers hope to completely regenerate the Town Wharf site in a scheme which could even see the town council and Middlewich Vision offices relocated. British Waterways, which owns the site, is currently in the process of selling it to a private investor. ...

  • S&SYN clean-up doncasterfreepress.co.uk

    More than 40 tonnes of rubbish has been dredged from one of Doncaster's best-loved beauty spots in a major clean-up operation. Earlier this month the Free Press published pictures of how Sprotbrough Falls had been turned into a dangerous floating rubbish dump after a boom had been placed across the water to stop refuse floating downstream. ...


Wednesday 13 May

Today's news from the web

  • Plans afoot for new footbridge wigantoday.net

    British Waterways is to install a new footbridge at Gathurst Locks. ...

  • Double celebration for Wey & Arun waterscape.com

    On Saturday 9th May, the Wey & Arun Canal Trust reached another milestone in its ambitious programme to restore 'London’s Lost Route to the Sea', with the re-opening of the waterway under Loxwood High Street and the naming of a new, all-electric visitor boat, Wiggonholt. ...

  • Dragonboat festival on the BCN birminghampost.net

    A 40ft Chinese Dragonboat race along the Fazeley canal will be the main feature of the tenth annual Dragonboat Festival, at Brindleyplace, on June 27. ...

  • Cat flap as stranded moggy refuses to be rescued eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk

    London’S finest firefighters spent two hours trying to reach a cat trapped on a canal raft which didn’t want to be rescued. ...


Tuesday 12 May

Today's news from the web

  • Dredging work starts for Bow Backs sandandgravel.com

    A 60-tonne vessel has started dredging 1.4 miles (2.2km) of canal from Bow Locks on Bow Creek to the Waterworks River, beside the Aquatics Centre site. ...


Monday 11 May

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