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Thursday 25 October

Today's news from the web

  • Crew rescued after boat runs aground thisisbath.co.uk

    A canal boat was left stranded when the water level suddenly plummeted on the River Avon in Bath. Firefighters had to rescue the crew after the boat ran aground on mud at Weston Cut on Sunday afternoon. ...

  • Big Lottery rejects Mon & Brec scheme dailypost.co.uk

    Controversial plans to build giant landmark structures on the A550 and in an Anglesey harbour have been abandoned after they failed to win vital funding. The Big Lottery Fund has whittled 23 bids announced earlier this year down to nine. Plans to restore the Newport to Cwmbran canal were also rejected....

  • Baggies fan launches beer barges wba.premiumtv.co.uk

    Lifelong Baggies fan Richard Healey has come up with a novel idea to 'float your boat'. The Warwickshire-based narrowboat enthusiast has combined his two passions in a pilot scheme to transport Albion supporters from Birmingham to Saturday's Hawthorns clash with Norwich (ko 3pm) via canal....


Wednesday 24 October

Today's news from the web

  • £25m canal plan refused lottery grant - Milton Keynes Today miltonkeynes.co.uk

    Waterway park campaigners are looking for other ways of raising £25 million after Lottery chiefs told them – "It won't be YOU!". Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust failed in their short-listed bid for Lotto funding which would have gone halfway towards the bill to construct a six-kilometre mini-canal from the Grand Union at Campbell Park into the east flank beyond Broughton. ...

  • Six New Gates For Landmark Canal Site thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Bingley Three Rise locks will have replacement gates fitted next month. A British Waterways team will move on site on November 5 to start to remove the six oak gates with a crane and install the new sets. ...

  • Canal breach plans are drawn up news.bbc.co.uk

    Plans are being drawn up to repair a canal which burst its banks, sending a torrent of mud and water into homes and forcing the closure of a road. ...

  • Canals could transport goods for supermarkets lep.co.uk

    Supermarket bosses are to consider transporting goods along Lancashire's waterways in a bid to reduce the county's congestion nightmare. Tesco is scouring the country in a bid to expand their pilot scheme in Manchester,which launched this week. ...

  • Helix bid approaches final stage news.bbc.co.uk

    A bid to transform a huge area of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth is the only Scottish project left in the running for a £25m lottery grant. ...

  • Big push for £50m lottery cash expressandstar.com

    A series of caves could be opened up within a month to help push the Black Country’s bid for £50 million of lottery funding to create Europe’s largest underground tourist attraction....


Friday 19 October

Today's news from the web

  • 'Green corridor' lotto bid fails news.bbc.co.uk

    A bid for lottery funding to create a green corridor between Swindon and Cricklade has been refused. The Cricklade Country Way project had been seeking £20m. The money would have paid for the reinstatement of the North Wilts Canal, an extension to the Swindon & Cricklade railway, a tow path and cycleway....

  • Clarence Dock launches new moorings plan waterscape.com

    Clarence Dock, the £250 million mixed development and home to the Royal Armouries in Leeds, is undergoing some major works to install new moorings for up to 44 boats in preparation for the re- opening of the waterspace early next year. ...

  • Facelift for National Waterways Museum waterscape.com

    The National Waterways Museum operated by The Waterways Trust in Gloucester Docks, is to undergo a facelift this winter to update and refresh its exhibits. ...

  • British Waterways removes illegally moored boats waterscape.com

    As part of its crack down on non licensed or abandoned craft, British Waterways removed an illegally moored boat from the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Line at Yelvertoft. ...

  • Couple were gassed in canalboat home staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk

    A COUPLE found dead on their canal boat with the air vents taped up died of carbon monoxide poisoning in what was a tragic accident, a Staffordshire coroner has ruled....

  • Boat thief sails free from court herts24.co.uk

    A PAINTER and decorator who sparked a nationwide manhunt after stealing a £40,000 narrowboat from a hire company has been given a suspended jail sentence. David King, aged 52, formerly of Kingsmead, St Albans, hired the 47-foot boat from Middlewich Narrowboats in Cheshire on March 9 for a fortnight at a cost of £1,000 per week. ...


Thursday 18 October

Today's news from the web

  • Supermarket to 'float' its stock news.bbc.co.uk

    Tesco will use the Manchester Ship Canal to move crates of wine from South America from the Port of Liverpool and a container terminal at Irlam. ...

  • Narrowboat gets stuck under bridge northamptonchron.co.uk

    Firefighters had to come to the rescue after a barge got stuck against a bridge on the River Nene. A team of firefighters had to use brute strength and a winch to free the vessel which became pinned against a bridge by fast-flowing high water on the River Nene at Irthlingborough. ...

  • Posties fail to deliver boat letters edinburghnews.scotsman.com

    Postal workers have stopped delivering mail to houseboats on the Union Canal amid fears they could slip and fall into the water....

  • Tesco to transport freight by canal 24dash.com

    Tesco will today become the first major retailer to start transporting freight by canal. The pioneering move will cut carbon emissions by 80%, according to the supermarket giant. ...

  • Museum shuts for a makeover thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    A museum in Gloucester Docks is closing next month to enable a major revamp to take place. The National Waterways Museum, run by the Waterways Trust, is set to undergo a facelift to update its exhibits....


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