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Tuesday 2 June

Today's news from the web

  • Grantham restoration takes another step forward granthamjournal.co.uk

    Work has started on a new mooring wharf on the canal at Woolsthorpe. ...

  • Fugitive tried to flee from Thames marina by boat express.co.uk

    A FUGITIVE British playboy being hunted over the murder of his millionairess girlfriend tried to use his speedboat just 24 hours after she had been found battered to death. ...

  • Local MP campaigns for more Rochdale water rochdaleonline.co.uk

    Rochdale MP Paul Rowen has thrown his weight behind the campaign to persuade United Utilities to stop restricting water going into the lock at Summit in Littleborough. Mr Rowen has called for an urgent meeting with United Utilities and British Waterways to resolve the issue that could lead to a boost for tourism in Littleborough. ...

  • Coroner's blast over gay village drowning manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    Town hall chiefs and waterways bosses have been slammed after a man drowned in a canal in Manchester's gay village. ...


Friday 29 May

Today's news from the web

  • HSBC staff ‘pitch in’ to clean Leicester’s waterways waterscape.com

    Volunteers from HSBC will be exchanging a day at one of the world's largest banks for their local riverbank next week, as they donate their time to brighten up a section of the River Soar in Leicester. ...

  • 2010 trailboat festival announced bymnews.com

    The venue for the 2010 IWA National Trailboat Festival will be at Newport, Wales on the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canal...

  • Daring design for Docklands boats bdonline.co.uk

    British Waterways has hired Terry Farrell to develop a vision for Docklands that will see the waterways maximised as a space for more activity, with improved links and landscaping around the docks. ...


Thursday 28 May

Today's news from the web

  • Plans are on the table for new MSC port in Salford salfordadvertiser.co.uk

    Proposals for one of the biggest inland ports in Europe are to be discussed by planning bosses early next month. ...

  • Could the canal return to Basingstoke? basingstokegazette.co.uk

    Basingstoke Council's chief has proposed reopening the canal into the town centre. ...

  • Pewsey's blaze victim named thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    The victim of a canal boat inferno has been named as Marianne Chavasse, who was alone when fire swept the 70-ft vessel near Honeystreet wharf. ...

  • Canoe news is good news for waterway leisure seekers waterscape.com

    Visitors to the canals of Wales are being urged to get a duck’s eye view of these stunning waterways – by taking to the water and paddling their own canoe. British Waterways and the Environment Agency Wales have teamed up to install a network of easy access canoe points along the increasingly popular canals of Wales. ...


Wednesday 27 May

Today's news from the web

  • Town hall to overlook Rochdale Canal oldhamadvertiser.co.uk

    According to the initial designs, the building will be expanded to include a glazed extension overlooking the Rochdale Canal. Full public consultation is expected within the next few months. ...

  • City swan causes trouble on the canal chestereveningleader.co.uk

    Worried walkers, dog owners and cyclists are being urged to be fearless and pass by a large swan in Chester city centre. ...

  • Historic building on the Wharf at Wantage saved from demolition heraldseries.co.uk

    A HISTORIC building linked to an 18th-century canal at Wantage has been saved from demolition. ...

  • 24-hour canal boat marathon returns expressandstar.com

    A 24-hour canal boat marathon will return to the region’s waterways this weekend – seven years after the event was ditched. ...

  • Graffiti covered canal bridges are now 'the magnificent seven' berrowsjournal.co.uk

    A TEAM effort has resulted in a wash and brush up for seven canal bridges which had been daubed with graffiti. The canal spans in Stourport have been dubbed the ‘magnificent seven’ after having a facelift thanks to local residents, the council and police. ...

  • Middlewich Town Wharf plans for major overhaul - Crewe Chronicle crewechronicle.co.uk

    Plans to transform a run-down area into a gateway for Middlewich could soon become a reality. The Town Wharf, off Lewin Street, has been derelict for several years but developers are looking to overhaul the site which could see the town council offices shift from the Victoria Building. ...

  • Kingfisher project wins award burtonmail.co.uk

    A RESIDENT-LED initiative to improve parts of Burton and the surrounding area has won a prestigious award. ...


Tuesday 26 May

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