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Tuesday 7 October

Today's news from the web

  • Canal history brought to life for London's school children waterscape.com

    This week British Waterways London is taking eight Westminster school classes, mainly of primary school age, on a boat trip along the Regent’s Canal aboard Beauchamp, the floating classroom....

  • Discover the wildlife on your local canal this half term waterscape.com

    With autumn in full swing, British Waterways is encouraging families to get out and about on the UK’s 2,200-mile network of canals and rivers this half term to sample the rich array of wildlife and take part in its annual Wildlife Survey. ...

  • Call to name new bridge after lock-keeper worcesternews.co.uk

    Calls are being made to name a new foot and cycle bridge in Diglis, Worcester, after a family which dates back five generations to the area. ...

  • BT connects canals techwatch.co.uk

    Bt has made a surprising partnership with British Waterways to provide a series of wifi hotspots in thirteen canal side locations across Scotland. ...

  • Reunion and plaque for the 'Idle Women' telegraph.co.uk

    Women who worked on the nation's canals during the Second World War have staged their first reunion since the end of hostilities. ...

  • Canal setting for Bigman festival news.bbc.co.uk

    A festival was held in Glasgow on Saturday to celebrate a giant steel sculpture, known as the "Bigman", which will also act as a canal footbridge. ...


Monday 6 October

New waterway minister

WW understands that Jonathan Shaw, currently Waterways Minister, has left his post in the most recent reshuffle. New ministers have been appointed at DEFRA but as yet there is no details of their individual responsibilities.

Richard Fairhurst  | 12.58pm | add a comment


Friday 3 October

Today's news from the web

  • Remembering the "Idle Women" waterscape.com

    More than 60 years after the end of World War II, a group of ladies who worked relentlessly transporting cargo along the nation’s waterways in aid of the war effort are to be honoured officially for the first time. ...

  • Canalside homes idea to regenerate East Lancs blackburncitizen.co.uk

    Canalside accommodation could spring up across East Lancashire after the government unveiled its regeneration priorities for the next 13 years. The North West of England Plan identified the Leeds Liverpool Canal as being an untapped resource as the region looks to catch up with the likes of Manchester and Liverpool. ...

  • New Linslade footbridge leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk

    Work is set to begin on a controversial new footbridge in Linslade next month, despite local people objecting to the inevitable loss of canalside trees that will result. ...

  • New housing in the Islington City Basin property.timesonline.co.uk

    City Basin, off Islington's City Road, connects like a T with the canal. These Regency canal docks re-opened last week with the launch of Angel Waterside, pictured above, a residential development that marks the start of a new phase for this underused chunk of Central London. ...

  • Towpath ranger cycles into London waterscape.com

    British Waterways, in partnership with Transport for London, has employed London’s first towpath ranger to help the many visitors to the capital’s canals enjoy the waterways safely, and encourage users to think of each other as they travel. ...

  • 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". ...


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