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Friday 18 September

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Thursday 17 September

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Wednesday 16 September

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  • MP Mike Hall says it's time for the Floatel to be pulled down northwichguardian.co.uk

    A NORTHWICH MP has called for British Waterways to hurry up and demolish an iconic building in the town centre, while branding it an ‘eyesore’. ...

  • British Waterways rewards volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline waterscape.com

    British Waterways London is celebrating the importance of volunteers to its canals and rivers by recognising those involved with GlaxoSmithKline’s Orange Days which have dramatically benefited the region’s waterways over the past 12 months. ...

  • BW in the dock over diver death thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    A special hearing will take place for a judge to determine the levels of guilt of a marine engineering company, its principal director and British Waterways after the death of a diver in a Gloucestershire canal five years ago. ...

  • Life buoys stolen from Union Canal news.scotsman.com

    Thieves have been accused of putting lives at risk after almost 20 life buoys were stolen from the Union Canal. The lifesaving devices should permanently line the waterside at Edinburgh Quay, but as soon as canal operator British Waterways' staff replace them, they are stolen again. ...


Tuesday 15 September

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  • Kidderminster canal clean up kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

    A PROMINENT stretch of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal as it enters Kidderminster will be getting a clean up. ...

  • Tardebigge residents' horror at plans to sell homes bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk

    Worried residents living in an idyllic conservation area alongside the canal at Tardebigge New Wharf fear they may be turned out of their homes. More than 10 houses on the wharf on Alcester Road are being offered for sale by owners British Waterways despite it promising it would never sell the properties. ...

  • Canal project will bring new life to Droitwich droitwichadvertiser.co.uk

    Work to Droitwich Spa’s canal network will bring new life to the town and with it future economic opportunities, according to Mid-Worcestershire MP Peter Luff. ...

  • Greenway opens to cyclists and walkers thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Today saw the official opening of the Airedale Greenway along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. A crowd of walkers and cyclists, including youngsters on a Bikemobility course from Ghyll Royd School in Burley-in-Wharfedale, were among the first to use it. ...

  • Boating Business: BW reorganisation delayed boatingbusiness.com

    The completion date for the reorganisation of British Waterways’ management and maintenance structure has been put back from October 1 to November 2....


Monday 14 September

Waterways World live debate with British Waterways

This evening, British Waterways directors Simon Salem and Vince Moran answered questions live on this site from WW readers for two hours - with topics ranging from the use of volunteers to the Rochdale Canal safety fence.

You can replay the chat here.

Richard Fairhurst  | 7.15pm | add a comment


Today's news from the web

  • Bridge goes in £1.2m project expressandstar.com

    A canal bridge has been removed from a main route through a Black Country town, marking the first phase of a £1.2 million project to improve the road. ...


Thursday 10 September

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Wednesday 9 September

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  • Scheme puts East Lancashire canal crime in spotlight lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    A PIONEERING scheme aimed at reducing crime and crime and anti-social behaviour on canals is being launched in Pendle. ...

  • Boat-horse falls into canal thisiswesternmorningnews.co.uk

    Passengers on a horse-drawn canal boat trip were stunned when the giant shire horse pulling them along lost his footing – and ended up in the canal. The plunge was only the fourth time a horse had taken a tumble on the canal in 30 years. ...


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