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Wednesday 9 June

Today's news from the web


Tuesday 8 June

Today's news from the web

  • Caldon Canal bridge suffers serious accident thisisstaffordshire.co.uk

    A ROAD could be closed for weeks for repair work to take place on a canal bridge following a car accident. Redhills Road in Milton remains closed both ways today due to continuing safety investigations following the accident on Saturday. ...

  • Floating museum towed into Lowestoft harbour edp24.co.uk

    The impressive structure of a floating museum to showcase the world's oldest complete steamship was towed into Lowestoft harbour yesterday. ...


Monday 7 June

Today's news from the web

  • Droitwich Barge and Junction Canals on the verge of completion waterscape.com

    Despite a delay in the restoration’s final stages, the completed Droitwich Barge Canal between the River Severn and Droitwich will open later this year, with the Droitwich Junction Canal scheduled to follow in 2011. ...

  • Randy deer theory could explain Fossdyke Navigation deaths thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    Amorous deer taking a dip in the Fossdyke are apparently putting themselves in grave danger. Over the past six weeks about 16 dead deer have been pulled from the Fossdyke Navigation by British Waterways workers. ...

  • Peel opens new Trafford towpath crainsmanchesterbusiness.co.uk

    Peel Group has opened the first section of its Bridgewater Way towpath in Trafford, which is now suitable for walkers and cyclists alongside the canal. ...


Saturday 5 June

The Crick report



We've posted our first report from the Crick Boat Show. Head over to the special Crick page to take a look.

Richard Fairhurst  | 11.11am


Thursday 3 June

Today's news from the web

  • Gosling ‘hit and run’ on the Regents towpath camdennewjournal.com

    Campaigners have called for greater protection for wildlife after a gosling was killed under the wheels of a suspected hit-and-run cyclist on the Regent’s Park canal towpath. ...

  • Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock to be repaired visitanglianwaterways.co.uk

    A landmark flood risk management and navigation structure on the River Nene is being given a £1.2-million facelift. The Environment Agency began works to refurbish Dog in a Doublet sluice, which is located 7.5km downstream of Peterborough, earlier this month. ...

  • Reopening the Surrey Canal? southwarknews.co.uk

    In a wide ranging exclusive interview with Rebecca Towers, Head of Parks in Southwark, she revealed Surrey Canal could be partially reopened as a new water feature in the Walworth park. ...

  • Volunteer ranger needed for Audlem waterscape.com

    British Waterways is on the lookout for a volunteer ranger who can bring that personal touch to the picturesque visitor hub of Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal. ...

  • Peel Ports acquires Ellesmere Port site logisticsmanager.com

    Peel Ports, owner of Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal, has bought the former site of the Bridgewater Paper Company at Ellesmere Port which it plans to develop for port-related uses. ...


Wednesday 2 June

Today's news from the web

  • Arrest over 'drink driving on Blackburn canal bank' lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving a motorbike along a canalside in Blackburn. ...

  • Lune memories sought lep.co.uk

    Memories and stories about a listed Lancashire aqueduct are being sought for a new lottery bid. British Waterways has been awarded £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake a study of the Lune Aqueduct, as part of plans to develop the Lancaster Canal as a visitor attraction. ...

  • Boat safety week underway witneygazette.co.uk

    Boaters are being warned to get smoke alarms fitted or face rapidly spreading fires which could prove fatal. ...

  • Yobs risk lives at Stourbridge 'jewel' stourbridgenews.co.uk

    A spate of attacks at The Bonded Warehouse by youths hiding in a derelict house near the tourist attraction has left members of Stourbridge Navigation Trust angry and frustrated. ...

  • Community centre to finally go up in Jericho? oxfordmail.co.uk

    Oxford residents fighting for a new community centre for more than a decade are set to win outline planning permission for their scheme. The proposed site in the heart of Jericho consists of a small part of the Jericho boatyard site and city council-owned garages in Dawson Place. ...

  • Houseboat owners on Driffield Canal told to leave moorings due to planning breach thisishullandeastriding.co.uk

    Houseboat owners are being forced off their moorings on an East Yorkshire waterway. Planners say they are in breach of planning guidelines on Driffield Canal at Hempholme, near Brandesburton. ...


Friday 28 May

Today's news from the web

  • Vote for your favourite Thames lockie visitthames.co.uk

    Good customer service along the River Thames is to be recognised by two new waterways awards launched this week by the Environment Agency. Voting opens on Friday (28 May) for the 'Best Kept Lock Site' and 'Say it With a Smile' awards. River users and other members of the public who visit the rural River Thames between Lechlade and Teddington are being asked to vote. ...

  • River cruiser's trip to Dunkirk getreading.co.uk

    Passenger boat the Devon Belle left the River Thames at Caversham for foreign shores to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation. The boat, owned by Tim Deaton of Thames River Cruise, set off from Ramsgate yesterday along with around 60 other boats and ships to make the crossing. ...


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