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Wednesday 30 January

Today's news from the web

  • Fears over future of Ribble Piddler lep.co.uk

    A controversial statue of a naked man may be lost to Preston forever. The £21,000 oak giant – called Gauging the Ripple – has been removed from the side of the Millennium Ribble Link canal after five years of uninterrupted service. ...

  • Landlords aim to offer quality pub iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk

    A PUB in Audlem will be shedding its boozer image when it reopens next month after a facelift. ...

  • Exciting improvements at Stoke Bruerne waterscape.com

    An exciting programme of works to improve access to Stoke Bruerne, one of Northamptonshire’s most popular visitor destinations, is well underway. ...


Tuesday 29 January

Today's news from the web

  • Jobs Go At Boat Builders kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

    A STOURPORT boat builders has gone into administration resulting in the loss of 14 jobs. Administrators from KPMG in Birmingham were called into Severn Valley Boat Centre last Friday. ...

  • Canal boatman Arthur dies expressandstar.com

    The last in a line of Black Country boatmen, Arthur Shaw, has died - closing the lock gates on a colourful era of waterways history. ...

  • Woodford wins canal site deal manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    One of the fastest-growing companies in the north west has secured planning permission to redevelop the site of a canalside former chemical plant. ...

  • New Marina For Church Minshull thisischeshire.co.uk

    Work is underway to build a brand new 147-berth marina in Church Minshull on the Shropshire Union Canal. ...

  • Meet the amphibious commuter horsforthtoday.co.uk

    The dad-of-four can often be seen driving from his home to Q-Electronics in Horsforth where he is a director in this eye-catching lime green Dutton Commander. Its name might not be familiar but the car has one very special feature – it's also a boat. ...

  • Landmark Site Plan Set To Be Submitted thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Imaginative plans to transform Bradford's landmark Conditioning House are about to be submitted to Bradford Council, the Telegraph & Argus can reveal. The scheme would allow the canal between Bradford and Shipley to pass straight through the site of the Grade II listed building. ...

  • Firefighters Rescue Horse In Canal Drama thisischeshire.co.uk

    Firefighters came to the rescue after a horse and rider plunged into the Bridgewater Canal. ...

  • A step closer for Swindon's town centre canal waterscape.com

    Plans to include the Wilts & Berks Canal as part of a major regeneration scheme in Swindon have moved closer to becoming a reality, as Swindon Borough Council gives them the go ahead. ...

  • Today Pontcysyllte, tomorrow the world denbighshirefreepress.co.uk

    If successful, the 200-year-old aqueduct and canal will join the other 27 UK World Heritage Sites, including the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, the Giant's Causeway, and the old and new towns of Edinburgh. UNESCO, which is responsible for the scheme, will now examine the proposal and make a final decision next year. ...

  • Water garden blooms manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    The delicate leaves floating on Brunclough Reservoir could easily be mistaken for weeds. In fact, the water plantain is the crowning glory of the restored beauty spot on the edge of Oldham. ...

  • Keadby Lock Shortlisted For Top Award waterscape.com

    Keadby Lock on the River Trent has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) Renaissance Awards which aim to recognise best practice in sustainable waterway regeneration throughout the UK. ...


Monday 28 January

Today's news from the web

  • Wey & Arun breakthrough sussexexpress.co.uk

    Work has begun on the third and final phase of the ambitious £1.5m project to restore the canal crossing in Loxwood broken more than 100 years ago. ...

  • Choppy waters on the canals news.bbc.co.uk

    Life on the canal-sides of Britain should be tranquil, but there is some choppy water with some canal-side residents. ...

  • Canal festival in line for award rochdaleonline.co.uk

    The Rochdale Canal Festival has been nominated for a national award by the Waterways Trust and BURA (British Urban Regeneration Association). ...

  • Fifty Radcliffe homes flooded manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    Fifty homes were flooded after British Waterways opened the sluicegates of a reservoir . . . to try to stop flooding. ...


Thursday 24 January

Today's news from the web

  • Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal saves the day theboltonnews.co.uk

    Residents were forced to flee their homes after being hit by flooding for the second time in four days. ...

  • Canalside Development May Improve Transport burnleycitizen.co.uk

    A NEW canalside development in Brierfield could provide a windfall of more than £100,000 for transport initiatives across the town. Blueprints for 85 new homes, on the banks of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, off Clitheroe Road, are set to be debated by the Brierfield and Reedley Committee on Monday. ...


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