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Friday 22 August

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  • London gets first canal taxi service thisislondon.co.uk

    A fleet of 10 paddle-powered vessels have been licensed by British Waterways to operate on the Regent's Canal and Grand Union Canal. ...


Thursday 21 August

Today's news from the web

  • Mixed opinions on Wey & Arun restoration midhurstandpetworth.co.uk

    The latest project by enthusiasts of the Wey and Arun Canal Trust (WACT), who eventually want to see the 23-mile canal completely reopened, has been to take the water under the B2133, Loxwood's main road through the village. This has meant complicated plans to build a bridge across the road and villagers have had to put up with traffic lights and single-line traffic on their busiest road for six months. ...

  • Boat stranding blamed on weather northwichguardian.co.uk

    Waterways bosses have blamed recent bad weather for the stranding of a boat in Northwich. ...

  • Show floats boat for crowd of thousands expressandstar.com

    It will be one of the biggest waterways festivals ever to be held in Wolverhampton and is expected to attract thousands of boating fans from across the country. ...

  • Canal culprit may never be traced middletonguardian.co.uk

    Experts investigating the pollution in the Rochdale Canal fear they may not be able to trace the culprit. ...

  • Towpath acts as a film set burtonmail.co.uk

    A CANAL towpath has been transformed into a film set for an arts festival in a village near Burton. ...

  • Lewis Is On Boatyard Case oxfordmail.net

    Actor Kevin Whately, who plays the popular screen detective, took a break from filming in the city to make a passionate plea to preserve the area alongside the Oxford Canal in Jericho. ...

  • Well-known canalside pub closes icseftonandwestlancs.icnetwork.co.uk

    One of West Lancashire’s most historic pubs, The Ship Inn in Lathom, has been forced to close after Liverpool brewery Cains went into administration. ...


Wednesday 20 August

Today's news from the web

  • Netherton Tunnel re-enactment celebrates 150th anniversary dudleynews.co.uk

    Canal enthusiasts donned tailcoats and bowler hats, corsets and crinolines, for a gala re-enactment of the opening of Netherton canal tunnel - 150 years ago to the day. ...

  • New footbridge over L&L in Liverpool icseftonandwestlancs.icnetwork.co.uk

    Discussions are underway for a Tesco development to include a pedestrian canal bridge, to provide access to Sefton Street and Bridge Road. ...

  • Gas Street revellers leaping into danger birminghammail.net

    Birmingham narrowboat dwellers have warned that it’s only a matter of time before a reveller drowns....

  • Canalside drinking crackdown lakelandecho.co.uk

    Drinkers on the Lancaster Canal are being targeted by police after public concerns of anti-social and intimidating behaviour by a group of individuals. ...


Tuesday 19 August

Today's news from the web

  • Otters spotted on Grand Union leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk

    British Waterways have confirmed that otters are returning to the Leighton area following reports that the animals had been seen swimming in the Grand Union Canal near Linslade. ...

  • Metals firm turns to canal transport yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

    Asd metal services is using the waterways rather than the road to transport structural steel. ...

  • Nationwide survey assesses demand for residential boating waterscape.com

    The Residential Boat Owners Association (RBOA) and British Waterways (BW) are inviting current and prospective residential boaters to complete a survey....


Monday 18 August

Today's news from the web

  • Delivery with a difference runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk

    A COUPLE challenged a department store to a delivery with a difference after having their new kitchen transported to their cottage on a 20-foot narrow boat. ...

  • Bench with a view shropshirestar.com

    Visitors to the Llangollen Canal between Oswestry and Ellesmere can now enjoy scenic views of the waterway, three years after a bench was installed facing not the canal but a hedge. ...

  • Gates installed at new Liverpool lock waterscape.com

    New oak lock gates are being installed at Mann Island lock within the Countryside and Neptune Development, as part of the £20m Liverpool Canal Link project. ...

  • IWAC publishes its Annual Report waterscape.com

    The Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) has issued its Annual Report for 2007-08. ...

  • Waterway wildlife needs you waterscape.com

    British Waterways is asking people to help record the rich array of wildlife on Britain’s canals and rivers. ...


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