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Thursday 8 November

Today's news from the web

  • 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. ...

  • Battle over canal moorings islingtongazette.co.uk

    Residents and British Waterways are locked in a row over new canal boat moorings six feet from their homes. The moorings in Battlebridge Basin, next to the Ice Wharf flats in New Wharf Road, King's Cross, are so close that any noise goes into their homes. ...


Tuesday 6 November

Today's news from the web

  • Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal inspections waterscape.com

    Following the breach on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal on Tuesday 16th October, British Waterways has taken the decision to carry out a series of detailed inspections of the historic waterway starting today, Monday 5 November. Over the next four weeks a 16-mile stretch of the canal, from Llanover to Llangynidir (bridges 84 – 141), will be drained so that the bed and walls of the canal can be thoroughly inspected. The towpath remains open and British Waterways is working with hire boat operators and private boat owners to move craft to either side of the area affected....

  • Volunteers make a difference buckinghamtoday.co.uk

    Volunteers pitched in to help restore a section of the disused Buckingham Canal. Around a dozen people took part in the event, arranged by Buckingham Canal Society, as part of national Make A Difference Day, which last year saw an estimated 120,000 people taking part in community projects throughout the UK. ...

  • Campaign To Protect Hulks Moves Forward gazetteseries.co.uk

    A CAMPAIGN to safeguard nautical relics at Purton has been given a major boost after the site's historical importance was recognised. Paul Barnett, a local enthusiast, has studied the Purton Hulks, remains of old ships left on the River Severn to protect its banks almost 100 years ago, for eight years. ...

  • Canal gardens bill sparks anger lep.co.uk

    The 86-year-old World War Two veteran from Ashton has lovingly transformed what was once a weed-strewn wasteland into a much-admired flower garden. Now landowner British Waterways has demanded that the great-grandfather pay £100 a year to rent the 12ft-square patch – plus VAT and a £75 administration fee. ...


Sunday 4 November

Today's news from the web

  • Monmouthshire & Brecon closed entirely waterscape.com

    Navigation on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal will be stopped as of Monday 5th November to carry out further investigation. We would ask all private boaters to return to their home mooring wherever possible....


Friday 2 November

Today's news from the web

  • Honorary curator team appointed at National Waterways Museum waterscape.com

    The National Waterways Museum Stoke Bruerne is delighted to announce the appointment of two honorary curators, husband and wife team Mike and Sue Constable. ...

  • Gloucester Quays celebrates the start of work waterscape.com

    British Waterways and Peel, the developers behind the £400m Gloucester Quays development, hosted celebrations on the Gloucester Quays site last week to mark the start of work on the 60-acre site....

  • Damaged lock gates at Bancroft Basin to be replaced waterscape.com

    After eighteen years service, replacement is now necessary of both the upper and lower lock gates at Bancroft Basin, on the Stratford upon Avon Canal....

  • Visit the non-tidal Thames for just £10 waterscape.com

    The Environment Agency is running a special offer for boaters this winter - a two-day licence for just £10 to visit the non-tidal River Thames. ...

  • Lock accident closes K&A thisisbath.com

    Six people were lucky to escape with their lives after their canal boat became trapped in a lock at the weekend.Two of the party were thrown from the 62-foot boat into the lock after the vessel became caught on part of the Kennet & Avon Canal in Bath, and capsized, filling with water. ...

  • Old Quarry Could Be Ecotown oxfordmail.net

    The Shipton Quarry scheme shows schools, shops, sports facilities, businesses, a new railway station, a park-and-ride site, marina on the Oxford Canal and nature reserve. ...


Thursday 1 November

Today's news from the web


Wednesday 31 October

Today's news from the web

  • Docks thrown lifeline as lotto cash bid fails thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    Plans to turn Lydney Docks into the jewel in the town's crown have been hit by a broadside from the National Lottery. Cash from the Big Lottery Fund's Living Landmarks could have brought £17.5 million to transform the historic harbour with a traditional boatyard, visitors' centre, restaurant, pub and dry dock....

  • Baggie Barge dream is sunk icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk

    A BAGGIE Barge to take West Bromwich Albion fans to The Hawthorns by canal has been scuppered because of cash cutbacks. The matchday narrowboat service was launched on Saturday but took over 20 minutes to dock near the Albion ground due to high levels of silt. ...

  • Wilts & Berks in Swindon could be extended swindonadvertiser.co.uk

    When complete the 764-acre site will have 3,300 homes, three schools, a canal, neighbourhood and village centres and more than 70,000sq ft of employment space'. ...


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