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Monday 20 April

Today's news from the web

  • Boaters warned over disposal of sewage cambridge-news.co.uk

    Boat owners are being warned not to dispose of their sewage in the river as part of a new campaign - but boaters say there are bigger issues that need tackling. ...

  • Canal bid still afloat at Calne gazetteandherald.co.uk

    Hundreds of people sailed along the Wilts and Berks Canal in Calne on Saturday to raise money to conserve historic waterways across North Wiltshire. ...

  • 'Pirate' plans re-enactment group for the Thames oxfordmail.co.uk

    “It’s going to be a pirate re-enactment group covering everything to do with pirates. There’s evidence of pirate activity on the Thames centuries ago." ...

  • Waterfront owners' fury over flood risk yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

    Residents of upmarket waterfront flats are horrified by proposed flood defences which would block their views of the river and split their lagoon in two. ...

  • Seagulls attack canalside development thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    Seagulls are bombarding the Quays Designer Outlet Centre with stones and wrecking its state-of-the-art roof in the process. ...

  • Pomona Lock charge increases penninewaterways.co.uk

    The charges for boats using Pomona Lock, off the Bridgewater Canal, has now increased to £21 a boat. ...

  • New Sykes Hollow canalside project proves to be a picnic waterscape.com

    The Shropshire Union Canal Society has transformed a former clay excavation site on the Middlewich Arm of the Shropshire Union Canal into a new leisure area that will benefit all canal users. ...

  • Second ranger rides up the towpath waterscape.com

    Deputy Brian Smith will encourage users to think of each other as they traverse the towpath, and support the extension the ‘two tings’ campaign to new stretches of the waterway. ...

  • Towpath Tidy roundup waterscape.com

    More than 1,700 volunteers joined 635 members of British Waterways’ staff in clearing 149 tonnes of litter, painting bridges, locks, fences and graffiti covered walls, and cutting back vegetation. ...


Sunday 12 April

Happy Easter from WW

We're taking a break for a week and will be posting updates again in a week's time.

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Wednesday 8 April

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Tuesday 7 April

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  • Boost for Uttoxeter canal restoration project thisisstaffordshire.co.uk

    One of Staffordshire's lost waterways has been given a £1,800 boost. The money, from the county council's local members initiative fund, will help pay for a feasibility study into the restoration of the Uttoxeter Canal. ...

  • State of Worcester's waterways slammed berrowsjournal.co.uk

    One firm providing canal and narrowboat trips – and therefore reliant on the tourist trade – says the state of the towpaths in places like Tallow Hill, Commandery Locks and Offerton Lane is a huge turn-off for visitors. ...

  • Boris Johnson's new transport plan a boost for Thames ferry services timesonline.co.uk

    The River Thames could be returned to its glory days under a plan by the Mayor of London to promote it as an integral transport link, The Times has learnt. ...

  • Brighouse fire believed to be arson thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

    Firefighters were called to a blaze at a lock-keepers cottage in the early hours today. ...

  • Students restore canalside lime kiln keighleynews.co.uk

    A disused Riddlesden lime kiln built more than 200 years ago has had a facelift. ...


Friday 3 April

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