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Monday 2 February

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Sunday 1 February

Today's news from the web

  • Piddler statue left in storage lep.co.uk

    An iconic canalside Preston statue is to stay in storage until cash can be secured to fund a restoration project. ...


Friday 30 January

Today's news from the web

  • Unique waterway lock flight gets a heritage makeover waterscape.com

    Work is starting next week to restore historic Bosley Locks – a unique waterway setting on the Macclesfield Canal in the heart of leafy Cheshire. ...

  • IWA launches 2009 restoration programme waterscape.com

    The Inland Waterways Association’s (IWA) Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) has launched its 2009 programme of weeklong 'Canal Camps'. These are for volunteers and their purpose is to restore the derelict canals of England and Wales to their former glory. ...

  • Website hijack scam inverness-courier.co.uk

    A FRAUDSTER who has hijacked the website of an Inverness boat business is posing as one of the directors in a bid to snare unsuspecting customers from all over the world. ...

  • More rescues on Thames tideway uk.reuters.com

    The busiest inland station was Tower on the River Thames, where 403 times people called for help in 2008, up 52 percent. ...

  • River 'enforcers' crack down on yobs stainesnews.co.uk

    Yobbish behaviour on the Thames in Elmbridge, Runnymede and Spelthorne is being stamped out following the formation of a dedicated enforcement team, say river authorities. ...

  • New marina for Northampton northamptonchron.co.uk

    Moves to create a marina in the centre of Northampton could take a major step forward next week. ...

  • Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge road surface cracking up chesterchronicle.co.uk

    Pot HOLES are appearing on the road at Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge, just six weeks after yet another £20,000 was spent resurfacing the increasingly dilapidated vital gateway into Frodsham. ...

  • Volunteers celebrate canal wall restoration stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    Restoration work on the last remaining historic walls at Brimscombe Port is complete. ...


Wednesday 28 January

Today's news from the web

  • Reward offered after birds killed at canal burytimes.co.uk

    An ANIMAL charity is offering a £1,000 reward after four swans and a goose were killed along a canal. ...

  • Hedge laying opens views to walkers crewechronicle.co.uk

    Towpath walkers will be able to admire one of Cheshire’s most spectacular views, thanks to Reaseheath College students and a group of volunteers. ...

  • L&L "a blot on the landscape" pendletoday.co.uk

    Fly-TIPPERS are ruining some of Burnley and Pendle's natural beauty spots. ...

  • Charity could be sold down river stockportexpress.co.uk

    A MARPLE charity that offers canal trips for disabled people may be forced to find a new home if proposals for a new development go ahead. ...

  • New chief for the Kennet & Avon canal getreading.co.uk

    An active boater has been appointed as a new general manager of the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust. ...

  • Cotswold Canals dredging starts stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    The £55,000 scheme on the Thames and Severn Canal aims to safeguard the Grade II* listed Chalford Place, which was nearly swamped last year, as well as the Roundhouse and other nearby properties. ...

  • End for the Weaver Floatel northwichguardian.co.uk

    The iconic Floatel is Northwich’s latest victim of the credit crunch. The floating hotel on the River Weaver, off London Road, has shut after owners the Real Hotel Company Ltd went into administration. ...


Tuesday 27 January

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  • Cafe culture in canal basin worcesternews.co.uk

    Work is under way on an ambitious project to transform an old workshop and stable building at the heart of Stourport-on-Severn’s historic canal basins into a stylish café-restaurant, office and heritage information centre. ...

  • New marina for Chester Zoo nwda.co.uk

    The first phase will include a 90-bed hotel, a Conservation College, and a revamped main entrance linking to a marina development on zoo land beside the Shropshire Union Canal. ...

  • Fish to be evicted from Caen Hill gazetteandherald.co.uk

    About a tonne of fish are to be evicted from the Kennet and Avon Canal at Devizes today (Tuesday) as British Waterways carry out essential maintenance at Caen Hill. ...


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