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Friday 19 October

Today's news from the web

  • Boat thief sails free from court herts24.co.uk

    A PAINTER and decorator who sparked a nationwide manhunt after stealing a £40,000 narrowboat from a hire company has been given a suspended jail sentence. David King, aged 52, formerly of Kingsmead, St Albans, hired the 47-foot boat from Middlewich Narrowboats in Cheshire on March 9 for a fortnight at a cost of £1,000 per week. ...


Thursday 18 October

Today's news from the web

  • Supermarket to 'float' its stock news.bbc.co.uk

    Tesco will use the Manchester Ship Canal to move crates of wine from South America from the Port of Liverpool and a container terminal at Irlam. ...

  • Narrowboat gets stuck under bridge northamptonchron.co.uk

    Firefighters had to come to the rescue after a barge got stuck against a bridge on the River Nene. A team of firefighters had to use brute strength and a winch to free the vessel which became pinned against a bridge by fast-flowing high water on the River Nene at Irthlingborough. ...

  • Posties fail to deliver boat letters edinburghnews.scotsman.com

    Postal workers have stopped delivering mail to houseboats on the Union Canal amid fears they could slip and fall into the water....

  • Tesco to transport freight by canal 24dash.com

    Tesco will today become the first major retailer to start transporting freight by canal. The pioneering move will cut carbon emissions by 80%, according to the supermarket giant. ...

  • Museum shuts for a makeover thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    A museum in Gloucester Docks is closing next month to enable a major revamp to take place. The National Waterways Museum, run by the Waterways Trust, is set to undergo a facelift to update its exhibits....

  • Trans-Irish Canal Network Launched 4ni.co.uk

    Following the success of the Erne-Shannon Waterway project, which re-opened sections of canal linking Upper Lough Erne with the Shannon, at Leitrim, plans for an expanded all-Ireland waterway, which will link more than 400 miles of canal have been announced. ...

  • Help, can anyone get us out of this mess? northantset.co.uk

    Messing about on the river took on a whole new meaning when a barge got stuck against a bridge on the River Nene. ...


Wednesday 17 October

Today's news from the web

  • Builder Lainy's boat comes in thisishullandeastriding.co.uk

    The work takes months to complete, but Lainy Cain has not been put off becoming Britain's first female professional narrowboat builder....

  • Safety calls after canal breach news.bbc.co.uk

    A councillor is calling for assurances over canal safety after one burst its banks in south Wales causing eight people to be rescued. ...

  • MP On Board For Charity thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Young people with Trowbridge-based charity Amber welcomed an MP on board their narrow boat the Mary Rose. ...

  • Fresh Appeal After Murder oxfordmail.net

    Detectives are renewing an appeal for more people to come forward after the death of a man on a canal barge. Officers launched a murder probe when Maurice Batts, 64, died in hospital on September 9 about 10 days after he was found in a canal barge at Southam Road, Banbury, with severe injuries. ...

  • Anger at yobs' drunken 'joke' - Get Reading getreading.co.uk

    A landscape gardener has been left severely out of pocket after a gang of yobs rolled his van into the Kennet & Avon Canal for a drunken joke. ...

  • Top Architect Backs Boatyard Fight oxfordmail.net

    Camapigners hoping to halt a plan to redevelop Oxford's Castle Mill boatyard say a senior architect has vindicated their fight. ...

  • Eight saved as canal bursts - North Wales News - News - Daily Post North Wales dailypost.co.uk

    Eight people were rescued yesterday after the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal burst its banks. It sent a torrent of mud and water into their homes....


Tuesday 16 October

Today's news from the web

  • House evacuation as canal bursts news.bbc.co.uk

    The Brecon and Monmouthshire canal has burst its banks sending water crashing through houses in Gilwern, Abergavenny. ...

  • £7m Plan For Old Cinema Site thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    A derelict historic cinema could be transformed into a £7 million apartment complex in the latest phase of the regeneration of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal side. ...


Monday 15 October

Today's news from the web

  • Man dies in canal boat explosion news.bbc.co.uk

    A man has been killed in an explosion on a canal boat. Emergency services were called to the Fazeley Canal, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, after nearby residents reported a loud bang. ...

  • Canal clean-up is a success wigantoday.net

    Conservationists are digging deep to improve Wigan's canal network. And no more so than at Appley Bridge where the canal is undergoing a £450,000 makeover courtesy of British Waterways. ...

  • Gloucester Docks regeneration is "making life a nightmare" thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    A Gloucester businessman said work on the Docks regeneration scheme is making his life a misery. Ken Farrer, 63, has run Smoothline Engineering in the Sudbrook Estate by the Docks since 1984, but is now the only remaining tenant. ...


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