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Monday 14 July

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Wednesday 9 July

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  • BW's Wood Wharf plans revealed bdonline.co.uk

    Outline plans have been unveiled for Rogers Stirk Harbour’s long-awaited Wood Wharf mixed-use scheme in the London Docklands. ...

  • BW attacked for only half clearing graffiti expressandstar.com

    A string of complaints about graffiti on a Staffordshire canal bridge led to all the offensive words being removed – but the remaining scrawl was left behind due to “budget constraints”, a move which has left the community enraged. ...

  • £1m for CCTV and other canal improvements in Liverpool icseftonandwestlancs.icnetwork.co.uk

    Proposals for major improvements along the Leeds-Liverpool canal have been submitted. ...


Tuesday 8 July

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Friday 4 July

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  • Sailor 80 Lost At Sea wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    An 80-year old narrowboat resident is missing after his sailing boat was found drifting off the coast of Cornwall. ...


Thursday 3 July

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  • Braunston festival a success daventrytoday.co.uk

    Historic boats, family fun, a music concert and a famous actor all turned out in Braunston over the weekend. ...


Tuesday 1 July

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  • Horses inspire landmark sculpture news.bbc.co.uk

    The 35m high "Kelpie" heads will form part of the £25m Helix boat lift on land between Falkirk and Grangemouth. ...


Monday 30 June

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  • Vandalism repair bill cost £50,000 iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk

    Police have stepped up patrols along waterways on the outskirts of Runcorn as the cost of repairing damage to a sluice at Sutton Weaver has mounted to £50,000 over the last three years. ...

  • Foxton event a success harboroughmail.co.uk

    Thousands of people flocked to Foxton Locks to enjoy a family fun day in brilliant sunshine. ...


Thursday 26 June

Picture of the day: The Bond End Canal

"What's all this then?" The late Harry Hines, Hugh Potter, and others examine the top lock on the Bon End Canal, close to WW's former offices in Kottingham House in Burton-on-Trent. Parts of the structure were incorporated into the present dry dock at Shobnall Basin.

(Apologies that we haven't been able to post a new picture every day this week - illness in the WW office has left us short-staffed.)

Richard Fairhurst  | 6.14pm | add a comment


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  • Villagers Protest At Bridge Closure thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Villagers have reacted angrily to the prospect of a footpath being closed for a possible six months while a canal bridge is repaired. ...


Wednesday 25 June

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Tuesday 24 June

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  • BW expects water shortage on L&L waterscape.com

    "Normally the north and west of England and Scotland experience higher rainfall totals than the south and east. This year we’ve seen somewhat of a reverse and our reservoirs in the south and east are generally above their long term averages whilst a number in the north and Scotland are lower than normal."...

  • Aggregates to be transported by water to Olympic Park waterscape.com

    Aggregate Industries UK Ltd has won the contract to move aggregates to the Olympic Park – including 25% by water (equating to some 250,000 tonnes). ...


Monday 23 June

EA backs down on lock house sales - for now

Under pressure from Thames MPs and Environment Minister Phil Woolas, the Environment Agency has agreed to put on hold its proposed sell-off of Thameside lock houses.

In a statement issued this weekend, it said: "We have agreed to put on hold any changes proposed by the lock house review until we have completed our full review of staff roles, responsibilities, terms and conditions. No action will be taken to sell or rent lock hosues until these negotiations are completed.

"We anticipate that this will take six months, but this guarantee will continue until all negotiations are completed or January 1, 2009, whichever is latest. We will then review the position with lock-keepers and their representatives and with the MPs' group."

Could the EA perhaps be optimistic about the chances of getting more money out of DEFRA - and being able to afford to keep the houses?

Richard Fairhurst  | 11.07am | add a comment


Today's news from the web

  • Schoolgirl in bridge horror manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    A SCHOOLGIRL has had both legs amputated after being injured in a 'horrendous' accident on a swing bridge on the Ashton Canal. ...


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