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Thursday 20 December

Today's news from the web

  • Apartments get the nod rochdaleobserver.co.uk

    Controversial plans to build more than 40 apartments near Durn Bridge in Littleborough have been given the go-ahead by councillors. Residents say the plans would have an adverse impact on the Rochdale Canal. ...

  • Mayor of Rushcliffe opens new Gamston footbridge waterscape.com

    The Mayor of Rushcliffe, Cllr Christine Jeffreys, attended the opening of a new footbridge over the Grantham Canal last week (Wednesday 12 Decmeber) that provides a safe traffic-free route for schoolchildren and the local community. ...

  • Stoke Bruerne lights up for Christmas buckinghamtoday.co.uk

    Hundreds of people soaked up the Christmas atmosphere during the Lighting Up of Stoke Bruerne event. All three of the village's greens were lit up in celebration of Christmas on Saturday (15/12) with lights donated by parish councillors and residents, while illuminated boats gathered at the Grand Union Canal. ...

  • Rare Voles Spotted In Wiltshire Waterways gazetteandherald.co.uk

    Britain's most endangered mammal has been found alive and well in the Kennet and Avon Canal. ...

  • Now Korea could get a new ship canal! seatradeasia-online.com

    Seoul: Lee Myung-Bak, who yesterday overwhelmingly won the national presidential election, plans a major revamp of Korea's inland waterways as one of the top undertakings of his tenure in office. ...


Wednesday 19 December

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  • Firepool Plans Take Step Forward somersetcountygazette.co.uk

    Ambitious plans to transform the Firepool area of Taunton took a major step forward this week. The mixed-use scheme comprises offices, apartments - ranging from studios to penthouses - a number of canalside townhouses, plans for a convenience store, and conversion of the listed pumphouse building into a restaurant, set in an extensive public square. The phased redevelopment will reinstate public access to the towpath. ...

  • Canal and river holidays go green news.bbc.co.uk

    A scheme to make Gloucestershire's waterways more eco-friendly is due to be launched by BBC Countryfiles' presenter John Craven. The Green Fund aims to reduce the carbon footprint of boats by investing in environmental projects. ...

  • Competition winner names canal workboat waterscape.com

    A three-year-old boy took part in a celebratory ceremony to name a new workboat, after winning a British Waterways competition. ...

  • Dowsers Help Find Leaks ledburyreporter.co.uk

    A RECENT water-divining session at Oxenhall may have helped members of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust to find a number of leaks. ...

  • Town's past highlighted in tourism initiative iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk

    A NEW tourism initiative in Middlewich has been launched to encourage people into the town. The Canal and Salt Town Project hopes to entice visitors to discover its history. ...

  • Lock Workers Are Getting Board thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Work to restore the famous Three Rise Locks to their former Georgian glory has reached rock bottom - as a team of carpenters have been brought in to repair a timber floor. ...


Tuesday 18 December

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  • Art Transforms Underpass eveningtimes.co.uk

    A GRAFFITI-RIDDEN underpass has been transformed into a work of art. It was commissioned by Glasgow City Council and British Waterways Scotland, as part of a scheme to revitalise the city's canal. ...

  • Council Backs Canal Plan wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    A CHARITY that wants to restore a canal through the centre of Melksham has received a boost from a town council committee. Melksham Town Council's policy committee has agreed in principle to support the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust's scheme to route the canal through the river Avon in the centre of town. ...

  • Plain sailing for Baggies Barge expressandstar.com

    The Baggies Barge is back on the water, two months after it was grounded due to problems with silt. The narrowboat carried Albion fans from Birmingham’s Brindleyplace to Smethwick junction on Saturday for the game against Charlton. ...

  • Edgbaston Reservoir scheme icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk

    A £1.8 million programme of demolition work is clearing the way for the key Edgbaston Reservoir and Icknield Port Loop canalside redevelopments in Birmingham. ...


Monday 17 December

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  • Make to masterplan Glasgow regeneration scheme building.co.uk

    Make Architects has been appointed masterplanner of the Speirs Locks regeneration scheme in Glasgow city centre. Make beat off competition from 3D Reid, Urban Initiatives and Mossessian & Partners to win the masterplanning role on the canalside development. ...

  • Boat business takes a dive expressandstar.com

    Time could be called on a marine club in Wolverhampton, which bosses claim is being killed off by the smoking ban. Oxley Marine Club in The Wharf, Oxley Moor Road, has been run for the past three-and-a-half years by Janet and Dennis Mable. ...

  • Vic still hopeful over caves fight expressandstar.com

    Vic Smallshire says the campaign to reopen the limestone caverns at Dudley’s Wrens Nest is far from over. “The bid for Wrens Nest is based on 40 years of volunteer effort, and that volunteer isn’t going to evaporate just because we haven’t won a big prize,” he says. ...

  • Olympic centre scheme to boost Cromford Canal thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    Patrick Morriss, chairman of the Friends of Cromford Canal, said his organisation was offering its expertise to help with developments to the waterway. He said that if the plans went ahead, his organisation would run horse-drawn barge trips along the canal. ...


Sunday 16 December

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  • Morse's man joins the boat people in Battle of Jericho observer.guardian.co.uk

    Kevin Whately, the actor famed for playing Sergeant Lewis in the Inspector Morse series, has joined forces with novelist Philip Pullman and zoologist Desmond Morris in a dispute that is being called Oxford's 'Battle of Jericho'. ...


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