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Thursday 6 August

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  • Revised Lathom marina plan rejected again osadvertiser.co.uk

    Plans for a marina alongside the Leeds-Liverpool canal in Lathom have been refused for a second time. Councillors turned down Paul Martland’s application to build a 40-berth marina on Carr Lane amid heated scenes at West Lancashire council’s offices in Ormskirk last week, despite a recommendation from planning officers it should be approved. ...


Wednesday 5 August

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  • Facelift for Erewash Canal in Ilkeston ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk

    A £150,000 makeover is due to start next week along the Erewash Canal in Sandiacre. The stretch of waterway just before the bridge and traffic lights in the centre of Sandiacre will receive new seating and a new ornate knee-high rail along the water's edge. ...

  • Volunteers spruce up Rushall Canal expressandstar.com

    Unemployed people have been getting their hands dirty to learn new skills and help to spruce up a canal in Walsall. ...

  • Police forced to beg for a boat surreyherald.co.uk

    The lack of police resources on the Thames was highlighted last week when officers had to borrow a boat so they could give chase to a gang of thieves. ...


Tuesday 4 August

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  • Heritage Lottery Fund signs over nearly £12m for the Cotswold Canals stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    A LOTTERY pledge of nearly £12million to help fund the canal regeneration project has been formally signed over to Stroud District Council. ...

  • Artist created water taxi for Leeds-Liverpool Canal liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    Dutch artist Lambert Kamps has transformed a hackney cab into a water taxi as part of a project that aims to use art to help regenerate some of Merseyside’s most deprived areas. It will run on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until September 20, carrying passengers between three stops. ...


Monday 3 August

Today's news from the web

  • Cash boost will help Rogerstone canal locks open again southwalesargus.co.uk

    In the next few weeks, restoration work will start at the Cefn Flight - part of the Monmouthshire Canal near Newport. The CADW-listed locks 20 to 17 will be “returned back to their heyday” over the next year with the help of £700,000 of Heritage Lottery funding. ...

  • MPs float hopes for return of river officer getsurrey.co.uk

    Elmbridge’S MPs have launched a bid to overturn the decision to axe the police officer dedicated to patrolling the River Thames. ...

  • Environment Agency looking at viability of Elvington Lock thepress.co.uk

    It has been part of North Yorkshire’s waterways for hundreds of years – but now a historic lock’s days of letting boats pass through its gates could be numbered. The Environment Agency is considering whether to continue operating a facility allowing craft to travel along the River Derwent at Elvington, near York. ...

  • Woman killed in canal boat fall news.bbc.co.uk

    A woman died when she fell from a canal boat into a lock while on a family holiday in Oxfordshire. ...

  • BW worker praised for his role in canal rescue pressandjournal.co.uk

    A canal worker was praised yesterday for his part in the dramatic rescue of an elderly woman from Fife from the water at Fort Augustus. But the reluctant hero did not want to speak about his rescue of an 80-year-old holidaymaker who slipped and fell into the Caledonian Canal near one of the locks at Fort Augustus, on Thursday evening. ...

  • BW threatens to sink the sandwich barge thecnj.co.uk

    A SINGLE mother’s canalboat café, which brought new life to a neglected stretch of waterway at Angel, has been closed down – an apparent victim of her own success. ...

  • Thieves have struck again near a Wigan canal – this time stealing a stretch of paving blocks. wigantoday.net

    British Waterways is investigating the disappearance of blocks of heavy stone towpath paving alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. ...


Thursday 30 July

Today's news from the web

  • Police raid Brentford houseboat yourlocalguardian.co.uk

    Police raided a Brentford houseboat and found £5,000 worth of stolen solar panels. ...

  • Horseboat Maria makes a visit to the Rochdale canal rochdaleonline.co.uk

    The horseboat Maria is making a special trip along the Rochdale Canal on her return home after attending the Rochdale Canal Festival during July. She will be making a full passage of the 33 miles of the Rochdale Canal from Sowerby Bridge to Manchester city centre. ...

  • Boat owners in Castle Mills Lock mooring row thepress.co.uk

    Council bosses have been criticised for leaving boat owners in potential danger when the River Ouse floods. Under present legislation, boat owners wishing to moor overnight in the basin at Castle Mills Lock in York require planning permission from City of York Council. ...


Wednesday 29 July

Today's news from the web

  • Michaela Strachan presents canal Green Flag award middevonstar.co.uk

    The Grand Western Canal Country Park has received a coveted Green Flag, which recognises the best green spaces in the country. ...

  • Peel Port's £400m Investment In Port Salford In Manchester news.sky.com

    More staff will be required on the Manchester ship canal due to the increased number of ships transporting the cargos to and from the sea at Eastham, on the Wirral. ...

  • Liverpool port plans suspended liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    Peel Holdings’ ambitious £100m plan to turn Liverpool into a world superport has been put on hold – even though the group has given the go-ahead for a new £400m dock and multi-modal exchange in Greater Manchester. ...

  • Boat sinks in Stanstead Abbotts hertfordshiremercury.co.uk

    A DAY hire boat sank in Stanstead Abbotts at lunchtime today (Wednesday July 29), with rescue crews currently working to pump it out. ...


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