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Monday 18 August

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  • Waterway wildlife needs you waterscape.com

    British Waterways is asking people to help record the rich array of wildlife on Britain’s canals and rivers. ...

  • Idle women wanted waterscape.com

    The Waterways Trust and British Waterways are appealing for women who worked on the waterways during the Second World War to come forward to receive formal recognition of their efforts more than 60 years after the conflict ended. ...

  • A dozen invasive species choking canals and killing native wildlife wildlifeextra.com

    British Waterways is highlighting the worst 12 non-native species most likely to choke its canals, rivers and towpaths and harm native wildlife in a bid to encourage the public to think again about the environmental impact of the plants and pets they buy and dispose of. ...

  • Canalside mill burns in Wolverhampton expressandstar.com

    A landmark corn mill, which was set to be a centrepiece of Wolverhampton’s canalside regeneration when it was turned into flats, has been destroyed in a devastating fire. ...


Sunday 3 August

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Friday 1 August

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  • Construction date announced for Cotswold Canals bridge thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

    Work on Stroud's new A46 bridge will begin in October next year. The project had originally been scheduled to begin this year, but that has now been ruled out, according to Gloucestershire County and Stroud District Councils. “The unexpected withdrawal of British Waterways from the canal project has inevitably pushed everything back,” said Stan Waddington, Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet member for the environment. ...

  • All hands on deck as volunteers tackle invasive weed waterscape.com

    Waterways volunteers from British Waterways, Leicester City Council, the Environment Agency, and DEFRA are preparing to join forces to remove an invasive weed from the River Soar in Leicester city centre. ...


Thursday 31 July

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  • Fish death mystery breakthrough middletonguardian.co.uk

    The investigation into how more than 15,000 fish were killed in a pollution incident on the Rochdale Canal has had a major breakthrough. ...

  • K&A "could close in a decade" newburytoday.co.uk

    Newbury’S canal is falling into disrepair so quickly that large parts of it could be closed within a decade, canal users have warned. ...

  • Canal slick kills birds and fish expressandstar.com

    Birds and fish have died after a mystery liquid coated a quarter-of-a-mile of a canal in the Black Country. The pollution was found in a stretch of the Wyrley and Essington Canal in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton. ...


Tuesday 29 July

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  • Fresh funding bid for Seven Sisters expressandstar.com

    A fresh bid for funding to open up the historic Seven Sisters mines at Wrens Nest, in the Dudley Tunnel complex, will be decided in September. ...

  • Canal lovers sick of abuse news.bbc.co.uk

    A narrow boat owner from the Midlands has said that local boaters have been plagued by vandals, drunks and even a flasher....


Monday 28 July

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Friday 25 July

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