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Tuesday 29 September

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  • New marina planned for Northampton northamptonchron.co.uk

    A formal application for a new 82-berth marina in Becket's Park in Northampton has been submitted to the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (WNDC). The plans were put forward by the borough council yesterday, ahead of a public consultation, and the authority has said it hoped the new site could be completed as early as March 2011. ...

  • New Scheme To Fit Bells To Bikes Given Ringing Endorsement westyorkshire.police.uk

    A scheme to make cyclists and pedestrians safer by fitting bells to bikes has been given a ringing endorsement by Neighbourhood Police. The Eccleshill Neighbourhood Police Team and Bradford Council are to give free bells to cyclists using the towpath near Dobson Lock on Wednesday September 30 as part of a new safety scheme. ...

  • Boating Business: Maintenance failure halts canal business boatingbusiness.com

    Horse-drawn cruise boat company Bywater Holiday Cruises has stopped operations on the restored section of the Montgomery Canal around Welshpool in Central Wales writes Harry Arnold. ...


Wednesday 23 September

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  • Canal life from 100 years ago dudleynews.co.uk

    Two centenarian canal boats will be reunited at the Black Country Living Museum this weekend. The Tipton Road museum will be hosting the Historic Boaters’ Gathering in which the 101 year-old tunnel tug, Sharpness will moor alongside the 100-year-old President. ...

  • Chesterfield Canal Trust's new boat arrives thestar.co.uk

    A CANAL in Chesterfield is playing host to a boat which doubles up as a learning resource for visitors. ...

  • Coming to Worcester is no pleasure cruise worcesternews.co.uk

    A WARDEN swooped to give a man a £3.20 parking ticket – for mooring his boat on the river for 10 minutes. ...

  • New revival bid for canalside expressandstar.com

    A vision for the future of Wolverhampton’s canalside has been revealed – with bars, restaurants and shops occupying trendy ‘pods’. ...


Monday 21 September

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  • 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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