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Monday 9 November

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  • BW cracks down on unlicensed boats waterscape.com

    Between 9 and 21 November British Waterways, which manages 2,200 miles of canals and rivers in the UK, will be using boats and taking to the towpaths on foot and bike as part of its annual National Boat Check. ...

  • Sightings of water voles double, British Waterways survey finds timesonline.co.uk

    A big increase has been reported in sightings of the water vole. British Waterways said 89 had been spotted on rivers and canals this year, twice as many as last year. Most sightings of the UK’s fastest declining mammal were on the Kennet and Avon Canal between Reading and Bath. ...


Friday 6 November

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Thursday 5 November

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  • Plug gets pulled on Pontcysyllte Aqueduct waterscape.com

    This dewatering will allow a thorough four day inspection of the structure to take place. The aqueduct is drained by the removal of a large plug located in the middle of the structure. When released, it sends a huge torrent of water cascading into the River Dee almost 130 feet below. The aqueduct holds 1.5 million litres of water and takes around two hours to drain. ...

  • Stranded dog rescued from canal island burytimes.co.uk

    A STRANDED dog had to be rescued by firefighters today after becoming trapped for two hours on an island of reeds at a Radcliffe canal. ...

  • Canal marina plan near Rowde to plug market gap thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    A plan for a 248 berth marina at Lower Foxhangers Farm, near Rowde, has been submitted to Wiltshire Council. ...

  • Boat fire victim at Honeystreet tried to escape thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    A combination of prescription drugs and alcohol could have led to Marie-Anne Chavasse waking too late to get out of her narrow boat Cobra when it caught fire in May, an inquest in Salisbury heard on Monday. ...

  • 200 volunteers tackle River Lee clean up waterscape.com

    An army of volunteers from BT has joined forces with British Waterways and Thames21 to clear up a one-mile section of towpath along the River Lee, as part of a drive to improve the appearance of the waterway, which borders the nearby Olympic Park. ...

  • New housing development will mean canal diversion thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    The single-lane swing bridge across the canal in Micklethwaite Lane was not adequate to take the extra traffic, but though a fixed bridge would be better, it would need a short canal diversion. ...

  • New Caldon bridge in Stoke-on-Trent architectsjournal.co.uk

    The bridge, named after the neighbouring Bridgewater Pottery, is the first completed component of the masterplan. It improves access to the site and also enhances the canal-side environment....


Wednesday 4 November

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  • Farewell to one of the last Idle Women waterscape.com

    We are sorry to report that Olga Kevelos, one of the last 'Idle Women', has passed away. ...

  • Kingsland Basin to be redeveloped contractjournal.com

    Durkan has been awarded a £28.5m construction contract by L&Q Housing Group to provide a 207-unit development in East London. The project is situated on the Kingsland Basin section near Regent’s Canal in Hackney. ...

  • Warning after canal rat numbers rise hemeltoday.co.uk

    Rat numbers in Berkhamsted are on the up because of families feeding the ducks according to the council. ...

  • Olympic hopes and dreams from the water's edge timesonline.co.uk

    The invitation was irresistible. “Come and inspect the new Olympic Stadium — by boat!” said Tony Hales, chairman of British Waterways. So last Friday, precisely 1,001 days before the opening of the 2012 Games, I took up his offer. ...

  • Canal trust is criticised burtonmail.co.uk

    Protesters have blasted a canal trustʼs support for a proposed opencast mine near to their homes. The Ashby Canal Trust went public with its backing for the Minorca site, off Gallows Lane, Measham, last week. ...


Tuesday 3 November

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