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Monday 10 October

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  • Canal boat users left with two-day detour expressandstar.com

    Canal boat users are facing a two-day detour due to lock closures imposed to contain pollution following a fire in the Black Country – as it emerged a second stretch of water is now affected....

  • Bridge plan raises the stake for canal falkirkherald.co.uk

    Planning officials fear a massive canal development’s lifting bridge could cause traffic chaos. ...


Thursday 6 October

Charity gets a name - and a logo

The charity that will replace British Waterways next April has until now struggled under the ungainly codename "the New Waterways Charity".

Now it has an official name: the Canal & River Trust. Announced today, it's a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin name in the vein of the Woodlands Trust. BW has long believed that the word "waterways" is less recognisable than "canals and rivers".

There's a new logo, too. Well, partly new. The new logo (designed for free by the Pentagram studio) is very similar to what you'd get if you put the old BW logo (designed by Pentagram) together with the Waterways Trust logo (designed by Pentagram). See what you think:


Richard Fairhurst  | 5.09pm


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  • Stuck barge causes waterway gridlock on Regent's Canal camdennewjournal.com

    This unlucky barge owner got a serious sinking feeling when his boat nose-dived into the canal and got stuck in one of Camden Town’s locks. The back of the houseboat became caught on a concrete sill at the Kentish Town lock near Kentish Town Road on Saturday evening. ...

  • Chasewater Reservoir refilled after £5.5m repair work bbc.co.uk

    Waters at a 200-year-old Staffordshire reservoir are set to rise again after the completion of a £5.5m repair job. ...

  • Lock gates milestone for Gloucestershire canal project bbc.co.uk

    Six new canal lock gates have been installed in Gloucestershire marking another significant step forward in the regeneration of the Cotswold Canals. ...

  • Romney Weir gets ready for Hydropower environment-agency.gov.uk

    The Environment Agency’s recent repair works on Romney weir have now come to an end – making way for the construction stage of the exciting new hydropower scheme which is set to revolutionise the electricity supply for Windsor Castle. ...


Wednesday 5 October

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Wednesday 28 September

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  • Young boys rescue kitten from L&L canal yorkshirepost.co.uk

    A kitten has been rescued by two 11-year-old boys who spotted it floating down a canal in a basket. The white and black female kitten has been named Mo, short for Moses and was tied inside a pink plastic basket with a piece of blue twine. When the kitten was plucked to safety the basket was filling with water. The incident happened on the Leeds and Liverpool canal at Bramley, Leeds, on Saturday, September 10....

  • Salvation Army calls for more volunteer canal chaplains bbc.co.uk

    The Salvation Army is looking for more volunteers to join the chaplaincy team serving people who live and work on the region's waterways. The waterways ministry was stopped in the 1960s but is being revived as part of a Workplace Ministries project in the Diocese of St Albans. Senior Waterways Chaplain, Captain Jenny Dibsdall from Eaton Bray, says more chaplains are needed to walk the tow paths of the Grand Union Canal and along some of the area's rivers. Volunteer chaplains are provided with advice and training and a special jacket identifying them as a waterways chaplain....


Tuesday 27 September

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  • Salvation Army SOS to keep boat dwellers on the straight and narrow watfordobserver.co.uk

    A waterways chaplaincy service is sending out an SOS for more volunteers to help provide pastoral and practical support for people living on the Grand Union Canal in south west Hertfordshire. Salvation Army Captain Jenny Dibsdall, Senior Waterways Chaplain said more volunteers are needed to walk the tow paths along the canal from Rickmansworth to Kings Langley and further north to provide needy boat dwellers with food, clothing, water, benefits advice and a listening ear....


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