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Thursday 18 June

Today's news from the web

  • Canalside development on hold salfordadvertiser.co.uk

    A spokeswoman for developers Urban Splash said: "As yet we do not have a definitive timescale for the development of this project." Middlewood Locks would have included 1,700 new homes and part of the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal was re-opened as part of the development. ...

  • Whaley Water Weekend a success buxtonadvertiser.co.uk

    After years of rain, the organisers of the tenth Whaley Bridge's Water Weekend (W3) were delighted that for once they had the perfect weather for their unique event. ...

  • Aylesbury canal bridges criticised bucksherald.co.uk

    Allan Horne, who lives in the town, says there are a number of canal bridges that have been left in a state of disrepair and funding needs to be found to bring them back into full working order. ...

  • Waterside cafe launched in Stourport kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

    Mr Holden set sail in a British Waterways Heritage working boat and arrived at Stouport Basins to open the Windlass cafe-restaurant on Tuesday. ...

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Wednesday 17 June

Today's news from the web

  • Moorhen makes its home on a boat ellesmereportstandard.co.uk

    Unfortunately, the bird didn't like the motion of the boat as it travelled along the canal and would fly off, leaving the egg unprotected. ...

  • Rare bird found on Trent & Mersey burtonmail.co.uk

    A nightingale has been heard singing its famous song on the banks of the Trent and Mersey Canal, near Tatenhill Lock. ...

  • Cotswold work to get underway with new bridge stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    Upper Mills Bridge at Stonehouse would be replaced with a new concrete crossing and officials also plan to build a slipway for the launching of boats. ...

  • Towpath cyclists faced with huge hole in the ground on towpath dailymail.co.uk

    This frightening image of a crater-like hole in the middle of a towpath makes Britain's pot holes pale into insignificance. ...

  • Criminals clear up the waterways expressandstar.com

    Criminals took to the waterways of Wolverhampton after being told to clean them up as punishment in an internet vote. Offenders who had been convicted of offences ranging from assault to growing cannabis sailed up and down the water at the Bradley canal. ...

  • New Patrol Boats Named After London's Bridges londonist.com

    The Port of London Authority has commissioned a £2 million fleet of five launches to replace seven older vessels. ...

  • Canals and climate change waterscape.com

    The Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) has publishedits latest report showing how inland waterways can assist in lessening and adapting to the effects of climate change. ...

  • New website for Canal Trust waterscape.com

    The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust has launched a new website. ...


Tuesday 16 June

Today's news from the web

  • Driver swims to safety as lorry ends up in canal northantset.co.uk

    Emergency services have been called to a major rescue mission after a lorry ended up in a canal in Northampton. ...

  • Wilts & Berks bridge almost complete thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    A NEW canal bridge in Shrivenham is nearing completion after eight years of hard graft. ...

  • New Broads moorings edp24.co.uk

    Flood defence work between the sugar beet factory and village staithe at Cantley, near Acle, is set to increase the number of moorings and create a new slipway. ...

  • BW pleads guilty in Severn diver death case thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    Massive fines could be handed out to two companies after they admitted failings in the run up to a diver's death at a lock near Tewkesbury. ...


Monday 15 June

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