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Saturday 30 August

Today's news from the web

  • Electric boat for Wey & Arun midhurstandpetworth.co.uk

    The Wey and Arun Canal Trust (WACT) will soon have a new 'green' passenger boat sailing its waters. ...

  • Cyclist turns his back on convention pressandjournal.co.uk

    This weekend a cyclist will perch precariously on the handlebars of his bike and will attempt to cycle along beside the Caledonian Canal while facing backwards....


Friday 29 August

Today's news from the web

  • Canal fun ready to start shropshirestar.com

    Thousands of tourists are expected to visit Mid Wales and Shropshire over the next few weeks to help celebrate a national event and boost funds for the Montgomery Canal’s restoration. ...

  • Wildlife welcome in Montgomery regeneration waterscape.com

    Schoolchildren will apply the finishing touches to Shropshire's latest nature reserve by planting a small woodland copse to mark the official opening. ...

  • Canal festival ready for launch dailypost.co.uk

    Boaters from far and wide are heading to the Montgomery Canal Festival in Welshpool this weekend. ...


Thursday 28 August

Today's news from the web

  • Waterbus for Bugsworth planned buxtonadvertiser.co.uk

    Visitors to Bugsworth Basin could soon be travelling in style under an ambitious scheme to run a waterbus between Whaley Bridge Basin and Bugsworth Basin on the Peak Forest Canal. ...

  • Apartments scheme at historic mill expressandstar.com

    An historic canalside mill may get a new lease of life as residential apartments. Plans to transform the Grade II listed Tolstons Mill at Fazeley may be backed by Lichfield District Council next week. ...

  • New waste plant could use canal transport liverpoolecho.co.uk

    Biossence have hit back saying transport by barge is a possibility after they signed an option with Peel Ports for the unloading of barges on the Manchester Ship canal. ...

  • Review threatens jobs at boatyard news.bbc.co.uk

    Up to 40 Broads boat building jobs are at risk after a firm announced it is to review operations in Norfolk and Suffolk. ...


Wednesday 27 August

Today's news from the web

  • Changes to BW's licence terms and conditions waterscape.com

    A number of changes to BW’s licence terms and conditions come into effect from mid-September. ...

  • Wigan canal water shortage wigantoday.net

    It's a little hard to believe given the weather of the past few months - but some tourists to Wigan are actually claiming there's a SHORTAGE of the wet stuff this summer. ...

  • BW apologises for locking up cave boatingbusiness.com

    After what is described as ‘a constructive meeting’ was held with the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Society on Wednesday 14 August, BW apologised for the lack of consultation with the canal society over the installation of the door. ...

  • New bridge planned in Linslade leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk

    Visitors to the town's popular Waterside Festival who said they would like to see the temporary bridge over the Grand Union Canal made permanent look set to get their wish fulfilled. ...

  • BW urged to listen to locals over Caley bridge times pressandjournal.co.uk

    An Inverness councillor yesterday urged British Waterways to listen to the views of local people on canal bridges in the Highland capital. ...


Sunday 24 August

Today's news from the web

  • Fun on the Grand Western Canal middevonstar.co.uk

    The young and old enjoyed the Grand Western Canal family fun day despite the wet weather. ...

  • Black Country Waterways Festival - local report expressandstar.com

    “It costs £250,000 to stage the festival, and we have a commercial director who has to deal with all the exhibitors and their stalls, and because this time we’re in the middle of a residential area, you have to consult with local people.” ...

  • Canal neighbours transform banks of the Rochdale manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    The section of stone paving on the banks of the Rochdale Canal, behind Great Bridgewater Street, has been taken up and in its place is new grass and magnificent magnolia trees. ...


Friday 22 August

Today's news from the web

  • Preparing for mud at the National expressandstar.com

    Around £25,000 has been ploughed into plastic walkways to make sure visitors to Wolverhampton’s biggest ever waterways festival don’t sink in mud, it has emerged today. ...

  • Winter Stoppage Programme published waterscape.com

    British Waterways’ stoppage programme setting out the engineering works planned over the winter has been published and will be available at the IWA National Festival. ...

  • Busy time and a book for Marsden's Mikron examiner.co.uk

    A NEW appointment and a book launch. Busy times for Marsden-based Mikron Theatre Company, which continues to tour both nationally and regionally. ...


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