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Friday 3 October

Today's news from the web

  • Lifeboat station to come to Worcester worcesternews.co.uk

    A VITAL lifeboat station is set to come to Worcester. Empty buildings on Diglis island, adjoining Diglis lock and weir, will be transformed into a lifeboat headquarters to help emergency services and save lives. ...


Tuesday 30 September

Today's news from the web

  • Droitwich Barge Lock restored worcesternews.co.uk

    A historic lock opened its gates for the first time in decades following a painstaking restoration project. ...

  • Vandals using river as a dump thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    A wooden cable drum, plastic traffic barrier, metal picnic table and ironing board were among the items pulled out of the Grand Union Canal in a clear-up operation this weekend. ...

  • Architect's walk for charity wigantoday.net

    An architect from Wigan has walked the length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on foot to raise money for charity. ...

  • David Trimble travels to Tory conference by boat independent.co.uk

    The former Ulster Unionist leader, now a Tory peer, spent three days travelling to the conference along the Grand Union Canal, negotiating 65 locks. ...

  • Seized - the historic schooner that was simply abandoned independent.co.uk

    It's not everyday that £120,000 worth of boat is abandoned by its owner who then disappears without a trace. ...

  • Good progress at the Stourbridge Canal breach waterscape.com

    Work is progressing well at the Stourbridge Canal breach site with a number of significant milestones reached this week. With both clay dams now built and water pumped from the River Stour into the majority of the canal (apart from the breach site), British Waterways has now been able to release all of the trapped boats back onto the network. ...

  • Boat fees hike a 'recipe for disaster' hertfordshiremercury.co.uk

    A NARROWBOAT owner believes that proposals to hike licence and mooring fees are a "recipe for disaster". ...


Thursday 25 September

Today's news from the web

  • Boats return to 'hidden canal' - News - Manchester Evening News manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    After an absence of more than 40 years narrow boats returned to a 'hidden' canal. The 1,600-ft section of the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal was filled in during the 1960s. ...

  • Beware of the Chinese burrowing crabs! doncasterfreepress.co.uk

    Environment Agency scientists and council staff are monitoring the invaders' progress around South Yorkshire's waterways, but say there is no danger. ...

  • First narrowboat at new marina garstangcourier.co.uk

    A NEW canal marina at Barton Grange Garden Centre will welcome its first narrowboat on Saturday (September 27). ...

  • Revamp for Lancaster Canal trail thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk

    A DEDICATED team from the Lancaster Canal Trust turned out to Levens Park yesterday (Sept 24) for the unveiling of new fingerposts along the Lancaster Canal route. ...

  • Sculpture trail by River Stort harlowherald.co.uk

    Harlow is known for its sculptures and a new collection was due to be unveiled today (Thursday) at a special launch. The new sculpture trail to celebrate Harlow's waterside heritage was due to be officially opened by Harlow Council and British Waterways. ...


Wednesday 24 September

Today's news from the web

  • Waterways Excellence Awards winner announced waterscape.com

    The team in charge of repairs to the Drakeholes Tunnel on the Chesterfield Canal has been crowned winner in British Waterways’ annual Waterways Excellence Awards which highlight individuals and small groups who demonstrate extraordinary levels of ingenuity, innovation, commitment and hard work. ...


Tuesday 23 September

Today's news from the web

  • New canal bridge to be resurfaced kirkintilloch-herald.co.uk

    A NEW £800,000 bridge is to be resurfaced - because people are slipping on it. ...

  • Two tings to remember middevonstar.co.uk

    A new towpath code of conduct was launched by the Grand Western Canal Country Park Ranger Service this week. The code of conduct has adopted the ‘two tings’ message and logo which is being promoted by British Waterways on some of its busier canal towpaths. ...

  • Boat licensing update waterscape.com

    During 2007 British Waterways undertook an extensive consultation on future boat licence fees. Many boaters and representative groups contributed to this and some good suggestions were made. ...

  • Countdown to Banbury Canal Day banburyguardian.co.uk

    The countdown has begun until Banbury becomes awash for the annual Canal Day festivities. ...

  • Mercia Marina operational boatingbusiness.com

    The 585-berth Mercia Marina at Willington near Derby on the Trent & Mersey Canal, one of the biggest new developments on the canal network, is now operational. ...

  • Leicester's canal called an eyesore thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    The dumped junk ranges from pushchairs, children's toys and tyres to discarded plastic bags, tin cans and bottles, and has turned a section of the Grand Union Canal, in Abbey Park, into an eyesore. ...


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