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Wednesday 20 January

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  • Canal improvements in Chorley welcomed lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    Two kilometres of towpath along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to be resurfaced and widened to create a multi-user route has been welcomed. ...

  • Icy weather affects engineering works waterscape.com

    Vince Moran, BW’s operations director, comments: "Subject to the weather over coming days and weeks, we will do what we can to recover as much ground as possible. It is highly likely that we will need to use the two weeks between the end of the published programme and Easter to complete many works. If things get really tight, priority will be given to gate replacement. ...

  • Canal officials seek volunteer supervisors for regeneration project stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    Canal officials are seeking enthusiastic individuals to help supervise teams of volunteers involved in the regeneration project. ...

  • Rowing boat raiders steal Buscot statue oxfordmail.co.uk

    Thieves used a rowing boat to steal a statue from the middle of a lake at a National Trust-owned country house. ...


Tuesday 19 January

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  • Recall for popular boat cookers visitthames.co.uk

    An urgent appeal has gone out to boaters from the manufacturers of Belling, Flavel, Leisure and New World cookers - act now to avoid the risk of potentially fatal carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

  • British Waterways to rebuild collapsed historic bridge waterscape.com

    A £250,000 restoration project is now underway to rebuild a 200 year old bridge on the Trent & Mersey Canal after it partially collapsed in October 2008. Bridge 20 near Stenson partially collapsed when a tractor and trailer passed over it causing sections of the bridge and the trailer’s load to fall into the canal. ...

  • 'Sinking' canal bridge needs repairs – fast! halifaxcourier.co.uk

    A Grade II listed canal bridge is sinking and is in need of urgent repairs. Stone House Bridge, which crosses Rochdale Canal at Todmorden requires planning permission to complete necessary structural repairs. Without these repairs the condition of the bridge could worsen. ...


Monday 18 January

Today's news from the web

  • Brentford campaigners seek funds for High Court battle richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk

    Campaigners who have taken a Brentford boat mooring proposal to the High Court are calling for help to ensure their challenge is not sunk by legal fees. ...

  • Misuse of locks causes expensive damage waterscape.com

    British Waterways reports that lock paddles left open overnight last week in Hanwell and Enfield by unknown people have caused thousands of pounds worth of water erosion damage. ...

  • Deal brings more security for Thames lock-keepers getsurrey.co.uk

    Lock keepers can feel more secure in their Thames-side homes after an agreement was struck between the government and unions. ...

  • Boat owner says he is a 'plonker' northantset.co.uk

    A man who sparked a dramatic rescue involving more than 20 firefighters and a specialist water rescue team after getting his boat stuck under a bridge has described himself as "a plonker". ...

  • BW to sue ice drivers for cost of recovery thesun.co.uk

    Two stunt nuts face a £12,000 bill for driving on a frozen canal. Andrew Nisbet, 24, and James Naismith, 22, could be sued for the cost of pulling their crashed car from 5ft of water after their crazed thrill-seeking antics. ...


Thursday 14 January

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  • Cash appeal to relaunch canal barge in Neath thisissouthwales.co.uk

    A CANAL barge that has brought pleasure to thousands of disabled children and other visitors needs help to get afloat again after a series of setbacks. The Thomas Dadford has been operating on the Neath Canal between the town centre and Aberdulais for 20 years. ...

  • Blackspot road work signalled thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A DATE has been set for safety barriers to be installed next to a canal after a series of accidents in which motorists careered off the road and into the water. ...

  • Fire guts canal boat in Devizes thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Firefighters spent more than three hours tackling a fire in a narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes. ...


Wednesday 13 January

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Tuesday 12 January

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  • Canal visitor centre could operate from Stroud's former Bell Hotel stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk

    A CANAL visitor centre could be operating in part of Stroud’s former Bell Hotel as soon as April under plans revealed yesterday by the Cotswold Canals Trust. ...

  • Mainmast takeover secures Ship Canal jobs manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    More cargo could soon be transported via the historic Manchester Ship Canal after the firm which bought a previous operator out of administration announced ambitious plans to expand operations. The former Big Ditch Shipping Company is now part of Lincoln-based Mainmast Logistics after it was acquired in December, saving seven jobs and securing work for a number of local contractors. ...

  • Improvements underway on Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath waterscape.com

    Work is about to start to improve a popular stretch of towpath along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, between Chorley and Adlington. ...


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