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Thursday 10 September

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Wednesday 9 September

Today's news from the web

  • Scheme puts East Lancashire canal crime in spotlight lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    A PIONEERING scheme aimed at reducing crime and crime and anti-social behaviour on canals is being launched in Pendle. ...

  • Boat-horse falls into canal thisiswesternmorningnews.co.uk

    Passengers on a horse-drawn canal boat trip were stunned when the giant shire horse pulling them along lost his footing – and ended up in the canal. The plunge was only the fourth time a horse had taken a tumble on the canal in 30 years. ...

  • Canal reopens after its £500k extension boost burtonmail.co.uk

    A SMALL stretch of a canal which will form the backbone of a much bigger regeneration project has been reopened after a revamp. The 20-metre extension of the Ashby Canal from Snarestone is the first part of the restoration of the waterway to Measham. ...

  • Volunteers return to tackle invasive weed waterscape.com

    Waterways volunteers from Leicester City Council, the Environment Agency and British Waterways will once again attempt to remove an invasive weed from the River Soar in Leicester. ...

  • Old boatyard transformed into kids' centre hemeltoday.co.uk

    Bikers are getting their hands dirty by saving a derelict boatyard and transforming it into a centre for teenagers. ...


Monday 7 September

Today's news from the web

  • Crackdown on fishing at Bridgwater docks thisisthewestcountry.co.uk

    Waterside neighbours at Admirals Wharf contacted the Mercury to describe how their lives are being made a misery by the anti-social behaviour of illegal fishermen at the docks - who camp in tents outside the flats overnight. ...

  • Leicestershire's 'neglected' waterways thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    The River Soar and Grand Union Canal Strategy aims to regenerate key areas along a 23-mile stretch from Kilby Bridge, near Wigston, to Loughborough. The ambitious strategy, commissioned by the Waterways Trust and British Waterways, is set to be endorsed by Leicestershire County Council's cabinet tomorrow. ...

  • ‘Party-syllte’ event celebrates world heritage status waterscape.com

    Boat owners and visitors are being urged to join in a gala day to celebrate the success of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in its newly won World Heritage Site status. ...

  • Canal work wins £2,000 lotto prize expressandstar.com

    A project to restore Stourport’s canal basins has been crowned a winner in this year’s national lottery awards - scooping a trophy and cash. ...


Friday 4 September

Today's news from the web

  • Are farmers stealing water from the Chichester Canal? sussexexpress.co.uk

    Concerns have been raised for the Chichester Canal after water levels fell dramatically again this week. ...

  • At last - Vale Royal Locks are being repaired nce.co.uk

    “It’s like piecing together a jigsaw but not knowing how many pieces you should have or where they fit in,” is how site agent Dave Jones sums up a £2M job that Morrison Construction is currently undertaking for British Waterways at Vale Royal Locks in Cheshire. ...

  • Boat sinks on K&A newburytoday.co.uk

    Meanwhile earlier in the day, salvage teams were called out to re-float a barge near Padworth that had sunk on Saturday night. The striken barge, named Muskrat, started sinking for reasons that were not obvious to the three man crew - who abandoned their vessel by swimming to the bank before watching it sink to the bottom of the canal. ...

  • Speed guns out on the Thames visitthames.co.uk

    Speeding boats can destroy riverbanks, wildlife habitats and can be incredibly dangerous for other river users. But now the Environment Agency has cracked down on speeders on the River Thames by checking the speed of passing crafts. Environment Agency officers used a laser -operated speed gun which takes the speed of vessels navigating along the river. Speed checks were undertaken at two locations on Cliveden Reach between Maidenhead and Cookham. ...

  • Leak shuts Huddersfield Narrow penninewaterways.co.uk

    A leak, described as "serious", has shut the Huddersfield Narrow Canal near Lock 14e, between Slaithwaite and Milnsbridge. The canal bank has not actually breached and there is no visible damage to the canal, but the serious leak developed on Tuesday night, with water escaping from just above the lock into the nearby Ramsden Mill. An employee of Trojan Plastics said that it sounded like a waterfall and that at one point there was around two feet of water inside the building. ...


Tuesday 1 September

Today's news from the web

  • Voles cause Chichester canal restoration to grind to a halt westsussextoday.co.uk

    Small, furry animals have caused the long-running restoration project at Chichester's 187-year-old canal to grind to a temporary halt. ...

  • Canal group wants help to build new Derby cycleway thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A HERITAGE group that wants to build a new cycleway for Derbyshire is calling for help from businesses after its plans were hit by the credit crunch. The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust wants to build the track, at a cost of between £700,000 and £1m, along the route of the former waterway. ...

  • Narrowboat sunk in canal readingchronicle.co.uk

    Three young men had to abandon ship last night when the narrowboat they were on started to sink. The men in their twenties were treated by paramedics after swimming to safety from the boat in the Kennet and Avon Canal at Padworth. ...

  • Rowers to take to the Thames for Great River Race richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk

    The River Thames will be awash with rowers as crews from all over the world fight it out in the annual Great River Race. ...

  • Rochdale towpath to be upgraded? halifaxcourier.co.uk

    Interpretational boards, information signs and a series of picnic benches and bins could be installed along an 11 mile stretch of the Rochdale Canal between Sowerby Bridge and Walsden. ...


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