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Tuesday 25 June

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  • Dutchman swims 121-mile canal ice-skating route hit by climate crisis theguardian.com

    As Europe braces for a heatwave this week, a Dutchman is swimming the route of the country’s most famed ice skating race, which has not been held for two decades as the climate crisis bites. Instead of skating the 121 miles (195km) of the daunting Elfstedentocht (11 cities race), the Olympic gold marathon swimmer Maarten van der Weijden is ploughing his way through its canals....

Friday 21 June

Today's news from the web

  • Developers building homes near Basingstoke Canal will be asked to help maintain towpaths getsurrey.co.uk

    House builders could be asked to help maintain towpaths if their developments are built close to a canal. Councils will also be asked to take into consideration the impact of new builds on wildlife and surface drainage around the waterways, according to a report. The proposals form part of a new set of guidance for planning applications near to the Basingstoke Canal....

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