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Monday 21 September

Today's news from the web

  • Residents watch thugs 'petrol bomb' boat hounslowchronicle.co.uk

    A BOAT moored in Brentford was set on fire by two thugs last Friday night. Those living in canal side housing development, Brentford Lock, watched in shock as two young men threw what is suspected to be a petrol bomb into the GRP Cruiser at around midnight. ...

  • Rallying behind a boating bonanza in Middlewich middlewichguardian.co.uk

    Middlewich will be playing host to a new festival next month. Countless narrowboats are expected to descend on the canals between October 23 and 25 as the town is made ship shape for the Middlewich Boat Rally. ...

  • Ship graveyard gives up secrets news.bbc.co.uk

    Archaeologists are working at a ships' graveyard known as the Purton Hulks in Gloucestershire to expose and record the remains of a barge. ...

  • Canal flasher caught in the act northamptonchron.co.uk

    A man who stood on a bridge and flashed a woman on a passing canal boat has been tagged by the courts and told he cannot leave the house after 7pm. ...

  • River Mersey walkway underway liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    When finished, the left bank of the Mersey should have a public walkway stretching all the way from the Ship Canal locks at Eastham up to the Tranmere Oil Jetty. ...

  • Bradford on Avon residents raise canal fears wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    Families living by the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bradford on Avon have spoken of their concerns about the crumbling towpath. ...

  • Graffiti worries on Union Canal news.scotsman.com

    Bosses in charge of maintaining the Union Canal say they cannot clean up graffiti-ridden bridges – for fear of causing damage. The stonework on the historic bridges has become covered in graffiti tags in recent months, but the operator, British Waterways, says it is unable to do anything about it. ...


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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. ...


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