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Friday 4 September

Today's news from the web

  • 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. ...


Friday 28 August

Today's news from the web

  • Towpath upgraded in Northwich midcheshirechronicle.co.uk

    Students starting the new academic year at Sir John Deane’s College and Kingsmead School can now safely use a green, traffic-free route along the River Weaver. As part of a wider partnership project, British Waterways has delivered over two kilometres of upgraded towpath from the A556 blue bridge at Hartford through to Northwich town centre. ...

  • Canal drained as vandals open locks in Leicester thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    Residents in Westminster Drive and Grosvenor Close, in Glen Parva, Leicester, woke yesterday morning to find the canal near their homes had drained away. A mile-and-a-half stretch of waterway had almost vanished after the wreckers forced open lock gates near Westminster Drive, letting the water rush downhill. ...

  • BW reservoir could host five wind turbines northamptonchron.co.uk

    A reservoir in Northamptonshire could become home to five wind turbines after it was announced a survey will be carried out into the feasibility of the project. ...

  • Canal Music takes the scenic route guardian.co.uk

    Burton and Knapp are rehearsing for a joint tour that will travel up the once-thriving trade route of the canal from London to Birmingham. They'll be performing the concerts on the boat, too, with the audience watching from the towpath. ...

  • ‘Canal can still run through our town’ swindonadvertiser.co.uk

    The dream of a canal running through Swindon town centre has not been dimmed by the recession. ...


Thursday 27 August

Today's news from the web

  • Cheque to help Chippenham canal restoration gazetteandherald.co.uk

    Campaigners trying to restore a former waterway through Wiltshire have been given nearly £900 for canal conservation and restoration near Chippenham. ...

  • Hundreds pore over Burscough Wharf development plans osadvertiser.co.uk

    Hundreds of people turned out to see the new plans for the Burscough Wharf development on Saturday. Around 500 visitors came through the door to see the multi-million pound plans which include a top class restaurant and a micro-brewery. ...


Wednesday 26 August

Today's news from the web

  • Children hold key to canal chaos expressandstar.com

    Children are making their own lock keys and using them to drain stretches of water along the Stourbridge Canal, it has been claimed. ...

  • GUCCC boat makes its way up the Foss thepress.co.uk

    Walkers in the Huntington Road area of York may have thought they had travelled back in time when a carrying boat was steered up the River Foss. The former Grand Union Canal Company freight carrier Victoria became the first vessel of its type for decades to enter the river at Castle Mills Bridge. ...


Tuesday 25 August

Today's news from the web

  • Cyclist dived into canal to save towpath walker lep.co.uk

    A cyclist has been hailed a hero after he rescued a drowning man from a Lancashire canal. ...

  • Blisworth celebrations a success aboutmyarea.co.uk

    200 year old Blisworth Tunnel near Towcester was filled with steam and boats on Saturday as hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its reopening to boat traffic on 22nd August 1984 to the sound of a full peal of church bells. ...

  • New IWAC members media-newswire.com

    Minister for Waterways Huw Irranca-Davies today announced the appointment of six new members to the Inland Waterways Advisory Council. Mike Cooksley, John Dodwell, Amanda Nobbs, Tamsin Phipps, Colin Powell and Alan Stopher will take up their three year appointments from January 2010. ...

  • Weir makes it plain sailing for ducklings waterscape.com

    British Waterways' staff are making life a little easier for distressed ducklings on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal with a series of rescue ramps inside Pontymoile Weir. The galvanised steel mesh structures will enable ducklings and other animals to navigate their way back on to the canal if they have been washed over the weir by passing boat traffic. ...

  • Central winners of Waterways Excellence Awards announced waterscape.com

    First prize in the central division went to the evasion project team for work towards tackling boat licence evasion; driving the licence evasion rate down from 10.4% to 4.7% at 31 March 2009. In second place was the team that negotiated the new national vegetation and facilities management contract, and the group involved in delivering the Liverpool Canal Link were awarded third prize. ...


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