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Tuesday 3 November

Today's news from the web

  • 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

Today's news from the web

  • Work starts to repair canal leak at Thrupp stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    Vital work is underway to repair a leak in the Thames and Severn Canal at Thrupp as part of the regeneration project. ...

  • Staffs & Worcs improvements expressandstar.com

    Picnic benches could be installed along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal in Wolverhampton, while three entrance points could be widened, resurfaced and have ramps built to make them more user-friendly. ...

  • Plans for new canal bridge to go on show stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    An EXHIBITION will be held on plans to build a new bridge at Stroud’s busiest junction as part of the canal project. ...

  • Ex-policeman's canal tales are hit with children oxfordmail.co.uk

    A FORMER assistant chief constable whose grandson noticed narrowboats had faces has bought Oxfordshire’s waterways to life in a series of children’s books. ...


Wednesday 21 October

Today's news from the web

  • Thieves use canal for getaway expressandstar.com

    Metal thieves set up a makeshift jetty and used a canal barge to make off with five tons of aluminium from a Black Country firm. Workers at Impalloy Ltd in Bloxwich were stunned to discover the metal had been carried from outside the foundry down a slippy, steep embankment, through a fence and loaded on to a boat on the Wyrley and Essington Canal. ...

  • Grant bid for tunnel visitor centre expressandstar.com

    A bid has been made for a multi-million pound visitor centre at the Dudley Canal Tunnel, it was announced today. The revamped site could open as soon as 2012. ...

  • First canoe trail to be created news.bbc.co.uk

    Scotland's first official canoe trail is to be created along 62 miles of waterways from Fort William to Inverness. ...

  • BW Newark Millgate yard goes up for sale waterscape.com

    Bw recently secured planning permission for the construction of 69 homes on the disused waterway yard and is this week sending marketing material to developers to identify a suitable candidate for delivery of the scheme. ...

  • Reeling Audlem businesses and boaters hit out at permanent moorings closures crewechronicle.co.uk

    Boat owners and businesses at Audlem are up in arms over a new British Waterways policy which will see the village’s permanent moorings closed for good. ...


Tuesday 20 October

Today's news from the web

  • Huge kelpie canal plan 'improved' news.bbc.co.uk

    Designers behind a project to create a giant horse head boat lift and extend the Forth and Clyde Canal have revealed changes to their original plans. ...

  • British Waterways celebrates volunteering waterscape.com

    British Waterways is celebrating the importance of volunteers to the nation’s canals and rivers by recognising ten groups across the regions whose work has dramatically benefited the waterways over the past 12 months. ...

  • New bridge over Regent's canal to create walking and cycling greenway road.cc

    People walking and taking their bikes through Mile End Park will get the chance to sample a brand new bridge from today with the official opening of the Sustrans Connect2 Bridge across the Regents Canal in Tower Hamlets. The bridge is part of what will eventually become a two-mile greenway linking Bethnal Green through to Victoria Park and the Olympic Park. ...


Monday 19 October

Today's news from the web

  • Support voiced for Wey & Arun getsurrey.co.uk

    The results of a public consultation just mounted in Shalford by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust revealed that more than 90% of those responding, many of whom were Bramley residents, were in favour of restoring the canal with only 6.7% opposed to the plan. ...

  • 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. ...


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