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Tuesday 13 November

Today's news from the web

  • Lockmaster's cottage for sale grannybuttons.com

    Another iconic lock cottage has come up for sale. This time it's one of the 6 famous 'barrel-roofed' cottages on the Stratford Canal: Kingswood Cottage, Dicks Lane, Rowington (the lock cottage at Lapworth Lock 25). ...

  • Three Rise Locks Get 18th Century Makeover thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Work has started on repairing and restoring the famous Three Rise Locks at Bingley and when completed they will be as near as possible as they were almost 240 years ago. ...


Monday 12 November

Today's news from the web

  • Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal closure update waterscape.com

    Following the major breach on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal at Gilwern on 16th October, there is therefore every likelihood that the affected stretch of canal will not be available for cruising next year....

  • Barge fire hemeltoday.co.uk

    Firecrews were called to a barge fire on the Grand Union canal by Red Lion Lane, Hemel Hempstead last night(Sunday, November 11) just before midnight. Firefighters from Kings Langley and Garston used a jet and light weight pump to extinguish the fire which took 30 minutes to put out. The dredging barge is a notorious eyesore often used as a dumping ground. ...


Sunday 11 November

Today's news from the web

  • Boaters urged to act safely on the waterways waterscape.com

    Waterways officials are urging canal boat owners to undertake regular and thorough checks of their vessels to ensure they are safe – both when travelling and moored. British Waterways Wales & Border Counties has been actively promoting a holistic approach to safety and responsible boating practice – including fire prevention, engine checks and safe boating out and about along canals. ...

  • New green boat for Wey & Arun Canal waterscape.com

    There was much to celebrate on Sunday 4 November, when the Wiggonholt Association and the Wey & Arun Canal Trust finalised an agreement for the endowment of a new canal boat. ...

  • New name for Leeds' iconic bridge waterscape.com

    The Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs joined VIP’s and two knights in full armour at Clarence Dock on Friday 2 November to officially unveil the new name for the iconic bridge which spans the River Aire and the Aire & Calder Navigation near the Royal Armouries Museum. ...

  • Keep fit and help restore the Droitwich Canals waterscape.com

    Scores of opportunities are up for grabs for volunteers following the recent announcement of planning permission being agreed in principle for the Droitwich Canals Restoration Project. ...

  • Canal takes the strain to move bulky cargo waterscape.com

    Vital canal maintenance work in the Wales & Border Counties region is being undertaken using waterway transport to deliver the goods. A half tonne cargo of 28 foot English Oak balance beams made the 19 mile journey along the Llangollen Canal in Shropshire from Ellesmere to Wrenbury, where the new £75,000 Wrenbury Church Lift Bridge is taking shape. ...

  • Blackburn Pcso Up For Award lancashireeveningtelegraph.co.uk

    A POLICE community support officer who stopped a canal towpath being used as a "motorway" by children riding mini motorbikes has been nominated for a top award. ...

  • Work starts on canal link liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    Work has started in Liverpool on the final phase of the ambitious scheme to build Britain’s first new canal for over a century. Engineering work costing £5.4m will see the new canal route created through the central docks section to the north of the Pier Head as part of the £20m Liverpool Canal Link. ...

  • Hotel Bosses Deny It Will Close Soon thisischeshire.co.uk

    Rumours that the Floatel in Northwich could be closing imminently have been denied by the hotel's owners. The owners of the UK's only floating hotel did say they were working with the project and that they were looking at other sites in Vale Royal....


Thursday 8 November

Today's news from the web

  • Lakes included in conservation area cambridge-news.co.uk

    Lakes at the centre of a fierce dispute have been included in a city's new conservation area. Designed to protect places of special architectural or historic interest, the new area will include land owned by Jeremy Tyrrell. Mr Tyrrell's plans to create narrowboat moorings at the site have been criticised by the local campaign for the Protection of Rural Ely. ...

  • Canal to be drained after burst news.bbc.co.uk

    A 16-mile stretch of the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal will be drained to ensure it is safe after a section burst its banks and caused a landslide. ...

  • Canal rescue heroine is our Guardian Rose worksopguardian.co.uk

    After she jumped into Chesterfield canal to save the life of a woman whose car had reversed into the murky water, we have awarded this week's Guardian Rose to one of Worksop's bravest folk. ...

  • Comment is free: Water is green commentisfree.guardian.co.uk

    It's often said that the industrial revolution can be blamed for jump-starting the problem of climate change. But there is a lesson from that era of pollution and innovation that can in fact teach us how to cut carbon emissions today: carrying goods by water. ...

  • Arson boat rises as Phoenix expressandstar.com

    A narrowboat home which was destroyed in an arson attack is back on the water with help from Express & Star readers. ...

  • Prime site left to rot manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    City centre campaigners have called for a Castlefield eyesore to be cleaned up. The piece of land in the heart of the trendy neighbourhood - across the canal from the Barca and Dukes 92 bars - is littered with empty bottles and rubbish. ...


Wednesday 7 November

Today's news from the web

  • Towpath ride for Surrey roadcyclinguk.com

    Sustainable transport charity Sustrans, working in partnership with the Basingstoke Canal Authority, Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council, is pleased to announce that work to upgrade the Basingstoke canal towpath will start in February 2008, subject to consultation. The first phase of the project will stretch from Kiln Bridge in St. John's to Chobham Road in Woking....

  • Caves bid trailing - bookies expressandstar.com

    The race to win £50million of lottery funding for the Black Country and its canals has fallen behind in the early stages. ...


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