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Friday 10 October

Today's news from the web

  • Canalside flats plunge in value news.bbc.co.uk

    Birmingham Canal tops the list - compiled by property website mouseprice.com - after a 17.3% drop in the value of homes in the past year. ...


Thursday 9 October

Today's news from the web

  • Canal ferry ride cruises to success liverpoolecho.co.uk

    Mersey Ferry cruises on the Manchester Ship Canal have broken all records. ...

  • Bedford Mayor Branston deserves praise grannybuttons.com

    The Bedford - Milton Keynes canal took a big step forward at Wednesday night’s meeting of Bedford borough council. Members voted for a proposal which could see the first cut built one year from now. ...

  • Fire crews rescue pig from canal news.bbc.co.uk

    A pig had to be rescued by firefighters after it got lost in thick fog and ended up in a canal in Derbyshire. ...


Tuesday 7 October

Huw Irranca-Davies confirmed as Waterway Minister

Huw Irranca-Davies, the MP for Ogmore (Mid-Glamorgan), has been confirmed as Waterway Minister by DEFRA. There are no navigable waterways in his constituency.

Richard Fairhurst  | 10.58am | add a comment


Today's news from the web

  • BW to let £60m contract cnplus.co.uk

    A framework contract to refurbish the country's canals is up for grabs, with five firms battling it out for the work. ...

  • Birmingham waterway volunteers pick up award waterscape.com

    British Waterways (BW) has recognised the work of a Birmingham volunteer project to clean up the city’s canal network. ...

  • BW unveils power generation plans itn.co.uk

    Plans to generate power from wind turbines and hydro schemes alongside canals and rivers across the country have been unveiled. ...

  • What are your memories of the Louth Canal? thisisgrimsby.co.uk

    Devoted members of Louth Navigation Trust aim to create an archive of the history of the people who worked and visited the canal, taking in Louth's Riverhead to Tetney Lock and the villages and farms it passed through, or close to, on its way to the Humber estuary. ...

  • New trail on Chesterfield towpath sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk

    A NEW walking and cycling trail has been opened in Killamarsh aiming to encourage people to leave their cars at home. ...

  • Canal history brought to life for London's school children waterscape.com

    This week British Waterways London is taking eight Westminster school classes, mainly of primary school age, on a boat trip along the Regent’s Canal aboard Beauchamp, the floating classroom....

  • Discover the wildlife on your local canal this half term waterscape.com

    With autumn in full swing, British Waterways is encouraging families to get out and about on the UK’s 2,200-mile network of canals and rivers this half term to sample the rich array of wildlife and take part in its annual Wildlife Survey. ...

  • Call to name new bridge after lock-keeper worcesternews.co.uk

    Calls are being made to name a new foot and cycle bridge in Diglis, Worcester, after a family which dates back five generations to the area. ...

  • BT connects canals techwatch.co.uk

    Bt has made a surprising partnership with British Waterways to provide a series of wifi hotspots in thirteen canal side locations across Scotland. ...

  • Reunion and plaque for the 'Idle Women' telegraph.co.uk

    Women who worked on the nation's canals during the Second World War have staged their first reunion since the end of hostilities. ...

  • Canal setting for Bigman festival news.bbc.co.uk

    A festival was held in Glasgow on Saturday to celebrate a giant steel sculpture, known as the "Bigman", which will also act as a canal footbridge. ...


Monday 6 October

New waterway minister

WW understands that Jonathan Shaw, currently Waterways Minister, has left his post in the most recent reshuffle. New ministers have been appointed at DEFRA but as yet there is no details of their individual responsibilities.

Richard Fairhurst  | 12.58pm | add a comment


Friday 3 October

Today's news from the web

  • Remembering the "Idle Women" waterscape.com

    More than 60 years after the end of World War II, a group of ladies who worked relentlessly transporting cargo along the nation’s waterways in aid of the war effort are to be honoured officially for the first time. ...

  • Canalside homes idea to regenerate East Lancs blackburncitizen.co.uk

    Canalside accommodation could spring up across East Lancashire after the government unveiled its regeneration priorities for the next 13 years. The North West of England Plan identified the Leeds Liverpool Canal as being an untapped resource as the region looks to catch up with the likes of Manchester and Liverpool. ...

  • New Linslade footbridge leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk

    Work is set to begin on a controversial new footbridge in Linslade next month, despite local people objecting to the inevitable loss of canalside trees that will result. ...


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