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Wednesday 1 April

Today's news from the web

  • David Drew is IWA's MP of the Year bymnews.com

    The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has made its 2009 award for ‘Parliamentarian of the Year’ to David Drew, MP for Stroud. ...

  • Boats stranded as lock forced open expressandstar.com

    Vandals are thought to be responsible for the draining of a Penkridge canal stretch which left narrowboats trapped and fish dead. ...

  • Pirates on the canal! 50ft narrowboat stolen in Chorley thisislancashire.co.uk

    Police are searching for canal ‘pirates’ who stole a narrowboat from a Chorley marina. ...

  • Waterways Renaissance Awards 2009 waterscape.com

    Projects from across the UK are celebrating after scooping top honours at this year’s Waterways Renaissance Awards, run by The Waterways Trust and BURA (British Urban Regeneration Association). ...

  • New marina for Droitwich? droitwichadvertiser.co.uk

    A state-of-the-art marina could be built as part of the town’s canal restoration plans. ...

  • Towpath ride on new cycle route yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

    Plans have been unveiled for a new cycle route linking north-west Leeds with the city centre. Leeds City Council is planning to create the £400,000-plus route from Kirkstall Brewery along the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath. ...

  • Revamp for Tewkesbury eyesore thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    A POPULAR Tewkesbury tourist spot that was wrecked in the 2007 floods is finally being revamped. ...


Tuesday 31 March

Today's news from the web

  • BW wants another £7.5m for Mon & Brec waterscape.com

    While the injection of £8.5m by British Waterways has underpinned the immediate future of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, an estimated £7.5m additional funding must now be externally sourced to ensure the canal is there for future generations to enjoy. ...

  • Boatwomen of World War II meet the Minister waterscape.com

    A group of ladies who worked tirelessly transporting cargo along the nation’s waterways in aid of the war effort were honoured at a private meeting with Huw Irranca-Davies, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife & Rural Affairs 70 years after the outbreak of World War II. ...


Monday 30 March

Today's news from the web

  • Repaired Mon & Brec officially opens news.bbc.co.uk

    A canal which burst its banks flooding part of a south Wales village has been formally reopened. ...

  • Historic narrowboats to gather at Telford’s Warehouse chesterchronicle.co.uk

    The colourful spectacle of a bygone time will be recreated in Chester just before Easter, when a whole host of historic working narrowboats gather in the Canal Basin near Telford’s Warehouse. ...

  • Business vows to revive Coventry Canal Basin coventrytelegraph.net

    Coventry Canal Basin is set to become a hive of activity once again as a new creative enterprise vows to make it a city hub. ...

  • Piddler will return as £30k iron man lep.co.uk

    The £21,000 oak giant, officially called Gauging the Ripple, was removed from the side of the Millennium Ribble Link canal in January last year because wood in the statue's legs was rotting. ...

  • Row over parking at Pendle canal wharf lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    A ROW has erupted between boaters and developers over parking spaces at a Pendle canal wharf. ...

  • Full steam ahead for big anniversary expressandstar.com

    This summer, President will reach its 100th anniversary with celebrations starting in the Black Country. ...

  • Tory Chancellor to approve salaries of quango chiefs telegraph.co.uk

    George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, said that he wanted public service "fat cats" to explain why they deserved to earn more than the PM - including four at British Waterways. ...

  • MP backs bid to clean up Burnley canal burnleycitizen.co.uk

    A BID to clean up one of Burnley’s most recognisable waterways has been backed by the town’s MP. The initiative comes as renewed efforts to rejuvenate the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal are unveiled by developers. ...


Friday 27 March

Today's news from the web

  • Cafe owner in Bradford on Avon hopes her buns will entice Robbie wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    A CAFE owner in Bradford on Avon is hoping she can lure new Wiltshire resident Robbie Williams into her venue by offering him a chance to sample her buns. ...

  • Stortford riverside trees set for axe hertsandessexobserver.co.uk

    Avid river users Roger and Sandy Halford were outraged when they saw British Waterways (BW) workmen move in to the River Stort last week and immediately fired off objections to management. ...

  • Canal project approaches first major milestone thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk

    An AMBITIOUS scheme to reinstate a historic waterway in the heart of Kendal is approaching a major milestone, with plans for the first phase of the project due to be submitted this summer. ...


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