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Friday 2 November

Today's news from the web

  • Visit the non-tidal Thames for just £10 waterscape.com

    The Environment Agency is running a special offer for boaters this winter - a two-day licence for just £10 to visit the non-tidal River Thames. ...

  • Lock accident closes K&A thisisbath.com

    Six people were lucky to escape with their lives after their canal boat became trapped in a lock at the weekend.Two of the party were thrown from the 62-foot boat into the lock after the vessel became caught on part of the Kennet & Avon Canal in Bath, and capsized, filling with water. ...

  • Old Quarry Could Be Ecotown oxfordmail.net

    The Shipton Quarry scheme shows schools, shops, sports facilities, businesses, a new railway station, a park-and-ride site, marina on the Oxford Canal and nature reserve. ...


Thursday 1 November

Today's news from the web


Wednesday 31 October

Today's news from the web

  • Docks thrown lifeline as lotto cash bid fails thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    Plans to turn Lydney Docks into the jewel in the town's crown have been hit by a broadside from the National Lottery. Cash from the Big Lottery Fund's Living Landmarks could have brought £17.5 million to transform the historic harbour with a traditional boatyard, visitors' centre, restaurant, pub and dry dock....

  • Baggie Barge dream is sunk icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk

    A BAGGIE Barge to take West Bromwich Albion fans to The Hawthorns by canal has been scuppered because of cash cutbacks. The matchday narrowboat service was launched on Saturday but took over 20 minutes to dock near the Albion ground due to high levels of silt. ...

  • Wilts & Berks in Swindon could be extended swindonadvertiser.co.uk

    When complete the 764-acre site will have 3,300 homes, three schools, a canal, neighbourhood and village centres and more than 70,000sq ft of employment space'. ...


Tuesday 30 October

Today's news from the web

  • Boots fined for polluting river fishupdate.com

    Chemical and human waste leaked into a brook near the company's factory in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, when a pipe fractured, a hearing at Nottingham Magistrates' Court was told. Boots called in the Environment Agency after a canal boat owner noticed foam and "a detergent smell" in the water in April last year. ...

  • Row Over Canal Garden theboltonnews.co.uk

    Residents angered when a neighbour blocked a canalside path behind their homes are now bidding to get it recognised as a public right of way. ...

  • Landmark Structure Swings Into Action thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    A new £240,000 bridge has been swung into place as work starts to restore a vital link for residents and workers alongside the Leeds- Liverpool Canal in Saltaire. ...


Monday 29 October

Today's news from the web

  • British Waterways' mooring tender trial goes live waterscape.com

    The British Waterways’ mooring tender trial started at 4.45pm on 26 October. There will be up to 40 vacancies appearing on the site over the first week ranging from very simple towpath moorings to offline berths offering more facilities. Visitors can search the website by waterway, county, mooring length and distance from their postcode to find moorings that might interest them....

  • How Midland Mill Site May Look thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    The mooted Bradford Canal project aims to build 5,000 new homes along the Canal basin between the city centre and Shipley. ...

  • £240,000 Bridge To Be Installed thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    A new swing bridge at Hirst Mill Lock, Saltaire, is due to be installed on Monday....


Friday 26 October

Today's news from the web

  • Canal schemes still in running for Big Lottery Funding waterscape.com

    Good news for the waterway network came this week with the announcement that two canal schemes, the Helix in Scotland and the restoration of the Cotswold Canals, are still in the running for Big Lottery Funding....

  • Lottery boost for lost Trent Vale waterscape.com

    The Trent Vale Landscape Partnership, led by British Waterways, has been earmarked for £1.76 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The funding will enable the Partnership to deliver a £2.6 million scheme aimed at delivering significant changes to the river valley from Newark to Gainsborough by introducing a linked series of smaller projects addressing issues such as access improvements to and on the river, and traditional skills training....

  • Jeremy Hunt, MP, visits Wey & Arun Canal waterscape.com

    On 19 October, the day the supermarket chain, Tesco, announced plans to start transporting wine by canal, Jeremy Hunt, MP for South-West Surrey made a special VIP visit to the Wey & Arun Canal. ...

  • Banbury Canal Links in the running for People's Millions waterscape.com

    A major project to get people walking and cycling in Banbury came a step closer today as Sustrans’ Connect2 Lottery bid entered the ultimate stage of the Big Lottery Fund’s: The People’s £50 Million contest....

  • Canal project lets visitors paddle their own canoe waterscape.com

    British Waterways is progressing the latest phase of an ambitious leisure project with a 10 mile canoe trail planned along picturesque Montgomery Canal for the 2008 visitor season....

  • Canal bid hit by lottery blow bedfordtoday.co.uk

    Stalwart promoters of the plan to create a canal link between Bedford and Milton Keynes insist the project is not sunk despite being refused a £25 million lottery grant. The dream of building a 20-mile link between the River Great Ouse and the Grand Union Canal has been set back after the Big Lottery Fund turned down the scheme's bid for support. ...


Thursday 25 October

Today's news from the web

  • £1m rescue for derelict city canal liverpoolecho.co.uk

    More than £1m will be spent transforming a rundown stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. The money will be used to upgrade the neglected area between the Eldonian village, in Vauxhall, and Bootle’s Bedford Road. ...


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