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Friday 15 February

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  • Competition for Grand Union Canal towpath in London architectsjournal.co.uk

    The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has launched a design contest for a new public realm intervention on the banks of the Grand Union Canal beneath the Westway The two-stage competition invites architects, landscape architects, designers and artists to submit ‘engaging and exciting’ concepts to transform the derelict motorway undercroft into a waterfront public space. Judges include AJ technical editor Fran Williams. The call for concepts – backed by Westminster City Council – aims to deliver an ‘experimental cross section’ which boosts public interest and engagement with the neglected canal towpath in the Harrow Road area of North Kensington. The winner will receive £30,000 to install their scheme in time for this year’s festival in June....

Thursday 14 February

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  • How the age of canal building returned to Lancashire lep.co.uk

    When a group of volunteers set about finishing a project first started more than 20 years ago they wrote their own pages in Lancashire’s history. Project chairman Cliff Fazackerley has written a new book charting the creation of the Ribble Link The Ribble Link owes its origin to the canal mania of more than 200 years ago, when the original Lancaster Canal was constructed. It was designed to run from the coalfields at Westhoughton, near Bolton, and continue through Preston and Lancaster to Kendal. ...

Tuesday 12 February

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  • £20,000 to restore Wappenshall Wharf shropshirestar.com

    The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust (SNCT), which is leading the campaign to redevelop Wappenshall Wharf near Telford, has received a £20,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation, an independent charity that supports and promotes excellence in science, health, education and the arts and humanities. The money is a valuable boost to plans that will see the warehouses restored and a visitor centre created that will pay homage to Thomas Telford, Shropshire’s most celebrated civil engineer....

Monday 11 February

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  • Forth & Clyde canal bridge repairs ‘to last 30 years’ falkirkherald.co.uk

    Canal bridges at Twechar and Bonnybridge which have been out of order for more than a year will now be fully functional for up to three decades. That’s how long Scottish Canals expects crucial repairs to last on bridges whose faults have blocked boat traffic on the Forth and Clyde Canal since early last year. Work got underway on Monday, thanks to a £1,625m bail-out grant from the Scottish Government, and the canal will finally be able to fully reopen in spring ...

  • Youngsters rescued from canal after taking out boat without any oars bristolpost.co.uk

    Three youths had to be rescued from the Bath canal this weekend. The youths were rescued by firefighters from Bath Fire Station on 9th February after they went out onto the water in a boat which didn’t have any oars....

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