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Monday 19 October

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  • Mixed fortunes for canal firms two years after breach southwalesargus.co.uk

    Two YEARS after the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal burst its banks at Gilwern and there have been mixed fortunes for two businesses who reply on the canal for survival. ...

  • Historic bridge to undergo repairs thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A 200-YEAR-OLD bridge that was damaged after a trailer smashed through it and plunged into the canal below is to be rebuilt more than a year after the incident. ...

  • Photos reveal changing river oxfordmail.co.uk

    A MAJOR exhibition of Thames pictures by Victorian photographer Henry Taunt has reached his home city. ...


Thursday 15 October

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Wednesday 14 October

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  • Culture minister visits Purton Hulks waterscape.com

    Last Thursday (8 October 2009), Friends of Purton welcomed an impromptu visit to Purton Hulks by the minister for culture, media and sport, Margaret Hodge MBE, who took time out from her busy schedule to see the largest ships graveyard in mainland Britain. ...

  • Another canalside development for Burton burtonmail.co.uk

    Councillors say the development, adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal, has long been expected, but warn that added infrastructure will be needed to make it viable. ...


Tuesday 13 October

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  • BW board appointments media-newswire.com

    Environment Minister Huw Irranca-Davies has announced the re-appointment of John Bridgeman CBE, TD, and Nigel Hugill to the Board of British Waterways....


Monday 12 October

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  • Porpoise spotted in river shows waterways are thriving waterscape.com

    A rare sighting of a porpoise was spotted along the River Ouse just outside of Selby on 29 September, following a sighting by a passing leisure boater. ...

  • Thames visitor centre wins award oxfordmail.co.uk

    The new King’s Lock Visitor Centre on the River Thames, near Wolvercote, was another project to receive one of the eight plaques awarded. The centre, built with recycled and low carbon materials, was the brainchild of lock keeper Leigh Fenton and relief lock keeper Sarah Markham. ...

  • MP demands better treatment for boat owners solihullnews.net

    "Boat owners, despite paying their taxes and a licence too, seem to get second class treatment. They are victims of crime, the towpaths leading to their boats are in a serious state of disrepair and British Waterways’ policing of who holds a license seems ineffective."...

  • BW escapes property sell-off blogs.ft.com

    The first plans included several property-based businesses such as the QE2 Centre, British Waterways and Land Registry (which alone lost £129m last year). Those three now seem to be out of the list. ...


Thursday 8 October

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  • Boaters take to water to clean up city oxfordmail.co.uk

    Boaters will be setting off on Saturday to give Oxford’s waterways an autumn clean. ...

  • BW should pay compensation, says Market Drayton mayor shropshirestar.com

    Market Drayton’s mayor today called on canal bosses to give compensation to businesses hit by a slump in trade while work to repair a leak is carried out. ...

  • Slow boats to Stratford waterscape.com

    British Waterways (BW) and the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) have launched their search for an operator to run a new commercial boating base at Limehouse Basin, which will include a waterbus service to the Olympic Park. ...

  • Boater stops pleasure cruiser from drifting away berrowsjournal.co.uk

    A PLEASURE cruiser illegally moored on the riverside in Worcester could have been swept away when someone untied it. ...

  • Lottery boost for Trent Vale waterscape.com

    The Trent Vale Landscape Partnership has received approval for its £2.8m scheme from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to benefit parishes along the River Trent from Newark to Gainsborough....

  • St Mary's Marina extension plan considered osadvertiser.co.uk

    An application to extend a Rufford marina will be discussed by West Lancashire Borough Council’s planning committee tonight. The owners of St Mary’s Marina want to create 56 additional moorings and car parking facilities for an extra 26 cars at their Diamond Jubilee Road site. ...

  • Urgent work needed to repair Burnley's canalside thisislancashire.co.uk

    Urgent repair works are need to preserve some of Burnley's most historic canalside landmarks, which are in danger of collapse, according to town hall conservationists. ...

  • Ian Gill protests over British waterways plans to move him on in Bath thisisbath.co.uk

    A man who lives in a canal boat with no engine has covered it in banners and petitions in protest at efforts by waterways officials to move him on. Ian Gill, 48, who has lived on the Kennet and Avon Canal around Bath for more than 15 years, has had his boat licence revoked after British Waterways complained he was not moving far enough. ...


Tuesday 6 October

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