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Tuesday 22 January

Today's news from the web

  • Midlands firms in trial to move freight by water roadtransport.com

    Businesses in the West Midlands are to be asked if they want to transfer freight from road to canal....

  • Panic stations as floods return yorkshirepost.co.uk

    About 60 children were evacuated from the Water's Edge nursery in Elland, near Huddersfield, after the Calder and Hebble Navigation began to flood the building. ...

  • District Still On High Alert thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Cellars at homes in Bold Venture Street, Skipton, were flooded up to four feet deep when the nearby Leeds & Liverpool canal spilled over. ...

  • New Tewkesbury lock-keeper thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    Bob Scarrott is a man with a very important job.The 61-year-old has taken over from Nigel Preece as Tewkesbury's lock-keeper. ...


Monday 21 January

Today's news from the web

  • Waterfront hotel for Lincoln? thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    Developers including British Waterways have unveiled plans to build a new £10m hotel in the centre of Lincoln. ...

  • Plea to help canal breach firms news.bbc.co.uk

    Businesses affected by the closure of part of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal are appealing for compensation for any loss of income. ...

  • Rochdale water shortage examined rochdaleonline.co.uk

    Vice Chairman of Littleborough Marina has written to British Waterways seeking to understand why feeder reservoirs cannot be used to provide more water to the Rochdale Canal - that being the purpose for which they were created. ...

  • Conservative front-bencher is canal historian news.independent.co.uk

    From the article: "You once wrote a history of the Bridgwater Canal? How many did it sell – and does it prove you are a nerd? Kate Barnett by email" ...

  • Waterscape.com relaunches stoppage alerts waterscape.com

    Waterscape.com has re-launched its popular stoppage alerts – with new and improved emails for boaters. ...


Wednesday 16 January

Today's news from the web

  • Canal on flood alert louthleader.co.uk

    Flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for the Louth Canal between Louth and Tetney Lock. ...

  • Family Pub Wins Real Ale Award gazetteseries.co.uk

    A canalside family-run pub in Slimbridge has been crowned as the best country pub for the second year running. ...

  • Canals considered for freight ft.com

    Canals could regain their role as conduits for trade – because of gridlock on the motorways that superseded them, according to a new study. ...

  • Taking to the water hub-4.com

    There is a growing role for waterborne freight transport in today's logistics, particularly for the bulk handling industry. ...


Tuesday 15 January

Today's news from the web

  • See stoppage works at Caen Hill Locks waterscape.com

    On Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February, from 10am – 2.30pm, British Waterways will be holding a ‘Public Hanging’ at Caen Hill Locks (Lock 41) on the Kennet & Avon Canal, Devizes. ...

  • New Gloucester bridge launched builderandengineer.co.uk

    The lifting section of a new £10m bridge which will span the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, will be launched into position over two days commencing today. ...

  • Marina hills can stay wigantoday.net

    A marina can keep the controversial canalside "blot" it created in a Wigan beauty spot. ...

  • Freight 'may be moved to canals' news.bbc.co.uk

    Ways to move more freight in the West Midlands using the region's canals are being investigated by transport chiefs. ...

  • Work begins on Loxwood Bridge waterscape.com

    The Wey & Arun Canal Trust has started the third and final phase of the ambitious project to restore the canal crossing under the main road through Loxwood. ...

  • Venice to install speed cameras on canals ananova.com

    Venice is planning to introduce speed cameras on its canals to stop motor boats from churning up the water. ...

  • Makeover for Cromford Canal derbyshiretimes.co.uk

    The Cromford Canal is set to get a makeover thanks to a grant from the East Midlands Development Agency. ...


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