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Wednesday 23 October

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  • Boater travels 78 miles to keep waterways tidy oxfordmail.co.uk

    Keeping the canals tidy may be picking up the odd crisp packet but one resident has gone much further. Richard MacKenzie, 39, lives aboard his narrowboat Bluebell, cruising the historic Oxford Canal. He has just completed a litter-pick of all 78 miles from Coventry to its terminus in the heart of Oxford’s city centre. ...

Tuesday 22 October

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  • Coventry to mark 250 years of city canal basin coventryobserver.co.uk

    Heritage enthusiasts will gather at the Coventry canal basin on Saturday (October 26), to mark 250 years of a canal in the city A free event, 10am to 4pm, will celebrate the anniversary of the first coal boats coming to Coventry, in 1769. In that year ‘the Coventry Mercury’ newspaper reported: “Two boats laden with coal were brought to this city from this side of Bedworth. Being the first ones, they were received with loud cheers by a number of people who had assembled to witness their arrival.”...

Wednesday 16 October

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  • Want a home close to a park or a canal? Then you may have to pay up to £4,600 more thisismoney.co.uk

    The grass might not always be greener on the other side but if it is, then the homes nearby will be worth more. That's the conclusion of a study that suggests homebuyers will pay an average premium of up to £4,600 to be near green spaces. Houses and flats within 100 metres of public green space such as parks, allotments, golf courses and playing fields were 1.1 per cent, or £2,500, more expensive on average than they would be if they were more than 500 metres away in 2016. But that premium rises even more in the case of detached home, or if the property has actual views onto parks or water such as rivers, canals, lakes or the sea. ...

Monday 14 October

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