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Thursday 1 July

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  • K&A 200 sculpture thisisbath.co.uk

    Artist Alan Dun has been commissioned to create a work of art to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bath. The chosen design will be a working sundial in cast iron mounted on a plinth of Bath stone....


Wednesday 30 June

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  • Rochdale Canal could run out of water waterwaynews.blogspot.com

    The Rochdale Canal could run out of water in August unless there is significant rainfall before then, warned British Waterways' Manchester and Pennine area manager David Baldacchino today. ...


Tuesday 29 June

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  • BSS targets bullseye fire risk waterscape.com

    They may have been fitted on boats for 100 years or more, but in summer, boats with domed-decklights (better known as bullseyes) could be at risk from fires breaking out in strong sunlight warns the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS). ...

  • Weekend of canal celebrations during centenary event at Tower Wharf in Chester iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk

    More than 100 gaily decorated boats of every type squeezed themselves into Chester Basin over the weekend for the Inland Waterways Association’s (IWA) Tom Rolt Centenary Rally. ...

  • Raising the flag for the river server2.pla.co.uk

    Getting around London using the Thames will be plain sailing thanks to a package of improvements announced by the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) today. The improvements aim to make life easier for the six million passengers who use the river each year and open it up to thousands of new users. To make things clearer river services will now be identified using a simple flag system with commuter services becoming River Buses, and sight-seeing leisure services becoming River Tours. ...

  • Canal closed near Devizes after damage to lock gates gazetteandherald.co.uk

    Part of the Caen Hill section of the Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire has been closed after a boat damaged a pair of lock gates. A spokesman for British Waterways said the gates were damaged beyond repair. Replacing them could take up to two weeks. ...


Friday 25 June

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Thursday 24 June

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  • Speeding boaters on the Witham thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    Speeding boaters could be endangering wildlife and destabilising riverbanks along Lincolnshire waterways, environmental experts say. Worried reader David Grindrod contacted the Echo after seeing a boat powering along the River Witham – bow high out of the water – creating a wave that crashed against the banks. ...

  • River view 'ruined' eveshamjournal.co.uk

    An Evesham man believes that one of the best views along the picturesque town riverside has been ruined due to the installation of a ‘garish and unnecessary’ safety feature. ...

  • Flasher on the Wyrley & Essington thisiswalsallonline.co.uk

    A WARNING has been issued by police after a man was spotted exposing himself to women along a canal towpath. Walsall police made the warning as officers believe the serial flasher has struck about 11 times over the past year. ...


Wednesday 23 June

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  • Black Sluice (Forty Foot) fee reduced this summer visitanglianwaterways.co.uk

    The Environment Agency writes: "A tranquil escape for those who like to take life at a slower pace. All this for only £10.00 per night. Or take up our SPECIAL OFFER £15.00 for 2 nights"...

  • Canal crimewatch moves upstream garstangcourier.co.uk

    A police initiative aimed at reducing crime around the canal at Garstang has been extended to Lancaster. The CanalWatch scheme launched in April by the Garstang neighbourhood policing team has been lengthened to cover the full stretch of the canal. ...

  • The Union Canal on track with new route news.scotsman.com

    A TWO-MILE route along the Union Canal has been created in a bid to bring cyclists and walkers flooding back to the area. The towpath between Wester Hailes and Hermiston has been revamped under a £300,000 project jointly funded by the city council, the Scottish Government, and transport charity Sustrans. ...

  • Adam hooks giant pike in city centre canal - Manchester Evening News menmedia.co.uk

    It was the one that very nearly got away! This monster fish was hooked in Manchester city centre just a stone's throw from busy Oxford Road. Adam Mack, 19, couldn't believe it as he began to reel in the 17lb pike from the Rochdale Canal....

  • Work to start on new Stonehouse canal bridge in August stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    Work on a new bridge over the canal at Upper Mills Industrial Estate in Stonehouse will begin this August, Stroud District Council has announced. ...

  • BW says Government supports third sector proposals waterscape.com

    "Our drive to create a new national waterway trust received further encouragement from the Government today, with a statement from our Minister," writes BW chairman Tony Hales...


Thursday 17 June

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  • Tamfourhill regeneration gets massive support falkirkherald.co.uk

    The PUBLIC has given a massive thumbs up to plans which will transform an industrial area next to the Forth and Clyde Canal. In 2008, Falkirk Council and British Waterways Scotland unveiled an initiative to redevelop 40 acres in Tamfourhill next to the waterway with homes, industry and leisure. After weeks of community consultation, it was revealed upwards of 93 per cent of those responding had total support for the project. ...


Wednesday 16 June

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  • Joint operation aims to flush out River Nene yobs peterboroughtoday.co.uk

    For the first time, Cambridgeshire Police have teamed up with the Environment Agency – aiming to rid the water of jet-skiing yobs and clear the banks of illegal drinkers, illegal fishing and other anti-social incidents by tackling the problem from both land and water....

  • Canal offers safer route to school waterscape.com

    Youngsters in the Yew Tree area of Sandwell are enjoying greener, safer journeys to school following a £158,000 project to improve cycle access from the Yew Tree Estate and along the Rushall Canal. ...


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