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Wednesday 17 October

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Tuesday 16 October

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  • 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. ...

  • Latest phase of Montgomery restoration completed waterscape.com

    The £1m overall partnership scheme has restored the channel’s traditional clay lining, melding best engineering practice with experience gained from restorations across the network. ...

  • Boaters urged to stay safe from Carbon Monoxide waterscape.com

    You cannot see, taste or smell it, but CO kills silently, often without warning. This highly toxic gas has claimed the lives of four inland waterways boaters and put four more in hospital in the last year alone...

  • Progress for Hirst Mill swing Bridge waterscape.com

    The £240,000 installation is scheduled to take until the end of October to complete which will then see the normal access route for residents and the Garden Centre restored. ...


Thursday 11 October

Today's news from the web

  • Recycling by the K&A thisisbath.co.uk

    A partnership between Bath and North East Somerset Council and British Waterways to increase recycling rates along the Kennet and Avon Canal is proving a success....

  • New Canal Won't Break The Bank thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Taxpayers in Swindon will not be asked to cough up an extra penny for a canal through the centre of town. That's the guarantee from council leader Rod Bluh. ...


Wednesday 10 October

Today's news from the web

  • Canal Death Was Murder oxfordmail.net

    A 64-year-old man who was found collapsed on a barge and later died is now believed to have been murdered. Maurice Batts died in hospital yesterday after he was found in his boat on the canal at Southam Road in Banbury with severe injuries in September. ...

  • Marina gets go-ahead thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A multi-million-pound marina will be built near Willington after councillors gave it the go-ahead last night. ...

  • Canal food kiosk is hit by a tide of opposition edinburghnews.scotsman.com

    A BID to open a food and drinks kiosk on the banks of the Union Canal has sparked a wave of protests from community groups and residents. ...

  • Super-marina gets green light building.co.uk

    Plans to build the UK's largest canal-based marina in Derbyshire were approved yesterday. ...

  • Canal Gets £1.6m Lottery Cash thisishampshire.net

    Preservation of an ancient canal that once allowed commercial traffic to cruise from Southampton to Winchester is getting a £1.6m boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund....

  • Centre bosses say bah humbug to Santa cruise clydebankpost.co.uk

    Youngsters across Clydebank are set to be disappointed this Christmas after shopping centre bosses cancelled a popular Santa cruise. The attraction, organised by the Forth and Clyde Canal Society (FCCS), will not run throughout this year’s festive season after years of providing entertainment for children. ...

  • Your help needed for National Lottery bid for Oxford Canal waterscape.com

    A national bid to the Big Lottery called Connect 2 needs your support to help secure £200,000*. The money would be used to resurface the towpath on the Oxford Canal from Banbury town centre through to Nadkey Bridge as well as create a new bridge crossing. Encourage healthier lifestyles The idea behind the project is to create an attractive green route, encourage healthier lifestyles and decrease the use of the car allowing residents of the Bankside area and the proposed new College Fields development to access the railway station and town centre on foot or by bicycle. Likewise, it will also provide easy access to the attractive countryside to the south of Banbury for all residents. ...


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