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Monday 30 September

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  • Leeds cat reunited with owners after going missing for over two years yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

    A Leeds cat enjoyed a remarkable stroke of luck when his microchip led him back to his owners - over TWO YEARS after he went missing. The cat, named Blackjack, was last seen in early 2017, shortly before he was booked in to be neutered. At the time his owner, Rachael Pawley, was moored on a narrowboat on the Aire and Calder Navigation, near Leeds at Thwaite Mills....

Friday 27 September

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  • Couple 'stuck' on narrowboat in Godmanchester for five days bbc.co.uk

    A couple say they were forced to stay on their narrowboat for five days after a river lock broke. Tina and Mark Harding had been at Godmanchester Lock on the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire since Sunday, unable to reach their home mooring in St Neots, eight miles (13km) away. The Environment Agency said "bespoke" parts were needed to repair the lock and apologised for the inconvenience. It was fixed on Thursday afternoon and boats can now pass through....

Tuesday 24 September

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  • Caledonian Canal drained again for Fort Augustus lock repairs pressandjournal.co.uk

    The famous Caledonian Canal locks at Fort Augustus are to be drained for the second time this year for vital repairs. The lock gate replacement works are to recommence next month after encountering a number of ‘unexpected’ hitches on replacing the gates into the historic walls on the previous phase of repairs. Phase two of the replacement programme at Fort Augustus is to commence over winter...

Monday 16 September

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  • Claverton pump opened specially for descendants of the last engine keeper wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    When the descendants of Benjamin Whitaker, the first engine keeper of John Rennie’s water driven pump at Claverton on the Kennet and Avon Canal, returned to Bath from the four corners of the earth for a family wedding they took the opportunity to visit Claverton. They were enthusiastically welcomed by The Claverton Group who maintain the pump. The Grade 1 listed building was opened and the historic pump run specially for the visitors. The group had travelled from Stirling in Scotland, Victoria Island, Canada and Melbourne, Australia....

Monday 9 September

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  • Freight returns to Scottish canal with special vegetable delivery scotsman.com

    Two centuries after it was built to transport coal, a market gardener is returning freight to the Union Canal by taking vegetables to market on a puffer. Iain Withers will pilot the new way of transporting produce on Saturday when it is shipped two miles to Linlithgow for a one-day sale. He is comandeering the Wee Spark for the task, a working replica of a traditional Clyde puffer. The “Veg Boat” will carry some 15 types of vegetable from the first full season at Mr Withers’ canalside Narrowboat Farm, east of Linlithgow....

Monday 2 September

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  • Roboat - a project to reinvent self-piloted boats on canals roboat.org

    Roboat is a new kind of on-demand infrastructure: autonomous platforms will combine together to form floating bridges and stages, collect waste, deliver goods, and transport people, all while collecting data about the city. How can we re-imagine urban infrastructures with cutting-edge technologies?...

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