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Saturday 13 April

Today's news from the web

  • Mid Devon council agree to continue £45k grant for Grand Western Canal devonlive.com

    Councillors have promised to continue supporting the Grand Western Canal in Tiverton. Mid Devon District Council agreed to continue its annual grant of £45,000 towards the maintenance of the waterway and that an assessment is taken in liaison with Devon County Council before the financial year 2020/21 to inform decision making concerning the level of future grant support for the canal....

Friday 12 April

Today's news from the web

  • 'Human arm' among 8 tons dragged out of water during MK canal clean-up miltonkeynes.co.uk

    A realistic-looking female arm was just one on the bizarre items found in a massive canal clean-up operation. The arm dredged out of the water turned out to belong to a shop mannequin. “The rest of her was never found,” said a spokesman for the clean-up, which was organised by the MK branch of the Inland Waterways Association. A crew of 76 members and volunteers pulled an incredible eight tons of rubbish out of the canal in MK over two days....

  • Disused Erewash Canal pub to be demolished for flats derbytelegraph.co.uk

    A disused canal-side pub in Cotmanhay could be demolished and replaced with 23 apartments aimed at first-time buyers. The plans, pitched by Nottingham firm Maxwell Cohen, would see the Bridge Inn knocked down in the next few weeks and replaced with a three-storey apartment block by next year. ...

  • Historic narrowboat is BCN primary school classroom expressandstar.com

    Students at Millfield Primary School in Catshill Road, Brownhills, can board the boat for lessons in art, science, history and business. The narrowboat is moored behind the school on a stretch of canal. It was found after staff at the school got in touch with Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Trust, which told them about a boat which required renovation in Birmingham....

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