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Friday 17 July

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Thursday 16 July

Today's news from the web

  • Aqueduct announced for Measham burtonmail.co.uk

    A former mining village would become ‘a tourist destination in its own right’ under ambitious plans for the next phase of the Ashby Canal restoration, the project officer for the scheme has said. ...

  • 72-year old held in boat murder case lep.co.uk

    A pensioner has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found collapsed on a canal barge in Lancashire. ...


Wednesday 15 July

Today's news from the web

  • Asbestos danger in river and canal boats ybw.com

    A man who worked for ten years at an East London Marina repairing narrow boats has settled out of court for an undisclosed sum, claiming exposure to asbestos at work gave him terminal lung cancer. ...


Tuesday 14 July

Today's news from the web

  • Canal boat launched that runs on old chip fat clickgreen.org.uk

    British Waterways have launched their first biofuel powered boat as part of a trial scheme to find a more environmentally friendly way to power the vessels operating along the 2,200 miles of the country's canals and rivers. ...

  • Thames lockie scoops national award boatingbusiness.com

    Adam Benge was presented with the Esme Dowling Lock Keeper of the Year Award at a ceremony alongside Cookham Lock on Wednesday 1 July....


Monday 13 July

Today's news from the web

  • Litter-pick by canoe falkirkherald.co.uk

    Young environmentalists found a fun way to get some exercise while cleaning up the Union Canal. ...

  • Houseboats can stay despite river clashes cambridge-news.co.uk

    A BAN on houseboats on a busy part of the River Cam has been rejected despite dire warnings about their threat to public safety. ...

  • Turbines for Lancaster Canal thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk

    A GREEN energy scheme planned for Killington Reservoir near Kendal will use water and wind power to generate electricity for 2,300 homes. ...


Friday 10 July

Today's news from the web

  • Overhead line lobby pledge shropshirestar.com

    The Campaign to Protect Rural England fears the proposed 13-mile overhead power line would ruin “an area of significant landscape value” adjacent to the Llangollen Canal. ...

  • New waterways archive catalogues go online waterscape.com

    Thanks to funding from the Pilgrim Trust and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The National Waterways Museum is delighted to announce that three new catalogues detailing even more of the extensive Waterways Archive collection are now available to explore on-line at www.virtualwaterways.co.uk ...

  • Cash needed to keep Basingstoke open gethampshire.co.uk

    A LACK of money could force parts of the Basingstoke Canal to close again, its managers fear. ...

  • Tunnel marks key milestone worcesternews.co.uk

    A TUNNEL has been successfully excavated marking a key milestone in the restoration of Droitwich’s canals. ...


Wednesday 8 July

Today's news from the web

  • A449 tunnel complete on Droitwich news.bbc.co.uk

    A 75m (246ft) long tunnel has been created by workers as part of an £11.5m scheme to restore the Droitwich Canals. ...

  • Royal barge refitted at Gillingham maritimejournal.com

    The Royal Nore has now returned with a top deck entirely rebuilt together with a lounge area and reception space on one level....

  • Historic trek will lead to Rochdale canal festival rochdaleobserver.co.uk

    As part of the festival celebrations, a horse drawn boat will travel from Guide Bridge on the Ashton Canal along the length of the Rochdale Canal. ...

  • Community project at Pontcysyllte eveningleader.co.uk

    The first in a series of grass roots meetings involving Wrexham communities in the future of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Llangollen Canal is to be held on Monday. ...


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