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Monday 3 August

Today's news from the web

  • MPs float hopes for return of river officer getsurrey.co.uk

    Elmbridge’S MPs have launched a bid to overturn the decision to axe the police officer dedicated to patrolling the River Thames. ...

  • Environment Agency looking at viability of Elvington Lock thepress.co.uk

    It has been part of North Yorkshire’s waterways for hundreds of years – but now a historic lock’s days of letting boats pass through its gates could be numbered. The Environment Agency is considering whether to continue operating a facility allowing craft to travel along the River Derwent at Elvington, near York. ...

  • Woman killed in canal boat fall news.bbc.co.uk

    A woman died when she fell from a canal boat into a lock while on a family holiday in Oxfordshire. ...

  • BW worker praised for his role in canal rescue pressandjournal.co.uk

    A canal worker was praised yesterday for his part in the dramatic rescue of an elderly woman from Fife from the water at Fort Augustus. But the reluctant hero did not want to speak about his rescue of an 80-year-old holidaymaker who slipped and fell into the Caledonian Canal near one of the locks at Fort Augustus, on Thursday evening. ...

  • BW threatens to sink the sandwich barge thecnj.co.uk

    A SINGLE mother’s canalboat café, which brought new life to a neglected stretch of waterway at Angel, has been closed down – an apparent victim of her own success. ...

  • Thieves have struck again near a Wigan canal – this time stealing a stretch of paving blocks. wigantoday.net

    British Waterways is investigating the disappearance of blocks of heavy stone towpath paving alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. ...


Thursday 30 July

Today's news from the web

  • Police raid Brentford houseboat yourlocalguardian.co.uk

    Police raided a Brentford houseboat and found £5,000 worth of stolen solar panels. ...

  • Horseboat Maria makes a visit to the Rochdale canal rochdaleonline.co.uk

    The horseboat Maria is making a special trip along the Rochdale Canal on her return home after attending the Rochdale Canal Festival during July. She will be making a full passage of the 33 miles of the Rochdale Canal from Sowerby Bridge to Manchester city centre. ...

  • Boat owners in Castle Mills Lock mooring row thepress.co.uk

    Council bosses have been criticised for leaving boat owners in potential danger when the River Ouse floods. Under present legislation, boat owners wishing to moor overnight in the basin at Castle Mills Lock in York require planning permission from City of York Council. ...


Wednesday 29 July

Today's news from the web

  • Michaela Strachan presents canal Green Flag award middevonstar.co.uk

    The Grand Western Canal Country Park has received a coveted Green Flag, which recognises the best green spaces in the country. ...

  • Peel Port's £400m Investment In Port Salford In Manchester news.sky.com

    More staff will be required on the Manchester ship canal due to the increased number of ships transporting the cargos to and from the sea at Eastham, on the Wirral. ...

  • Liverpool port plans suspended liverpooldailypost.co.uk

    Peel Holdings’ ambitious £100m plan to turn Liverpool into a world superport has been put on hold – even though the group has given the go-ahead for a new £400m dock and multi-modal exchange in Greater Manchester. ...

  • Boat sinks in Stanstead Abbotts hertfordshiremercury.co.uk

    A DAY hire boat sank in Stanstead Abbotts at lunchtime today (Wednesday July 29), with rescue crews currently working to pump it out. ...

  • Park & float sets sail for school holidays waterscape.com

    Following a hugely successful pilot trial on spring Bank Holiday weekend, Doncaster's first ‘Park & Float’ scheme will be cruising down the River Don each Sunday throughout August to some of the Borough’s finest tourist spots. ...


Tuesday 28 July

Today's news from the web

  • Workers clean up Walsall’s waterways expressandstar.com

    Workers made redundant in the recession are helping clear up Walsall’s waterways as part of a community scheme aimed at helping them back into jobs. The group have been busy painting lock gates and bridges as well as litter picking along the Birchills stretch of Walsall Canal. ...

  • Wayward lorry makes a big splash expressandstar.com

    Two refuse workers had to scramble to safety when their lorry toppled into a canal in a Staffordshire village. Both men escaped unharmed, as the lorry slid on to its side and was partly submerged. The drama happened in Ivy Court, Acton Trussell, at about 2.30pm yesterday. ...


Monday 27 July

Today's news from the web

  • Llangollen Canal breach waterscape.com

    At approximately 6am on Monday 27 July the Llangollen Canal suffered a breach at Grindley Brook. Traffic at this point of the canal has been temporarily suspended and British Waterways has contacted customers, hire boat bases and residents from two local homes which were affected. ...

  • Dutch vandals chuck tiny Smart cars in Amsterdam canals thesun.co.uk

    Smart car owners have been left Smarting over a new craze — for chucking their motors into canals. ...

  • New business takes a punt on East London waterscape.com

    British Waterways licenses the capital's first punts on the Regent's Canal in East London today. The new hire service in Mile End offers visitors an unusual way to enjoy the historic canal, get closer to the waterway environment, and learn the quintessentially English skill of punting. ...

  • Feasibility Study into Lichfield Canal is unveiled thelichfieldblog.co.uk

    The Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has launched its Feasibility Study for the Lichfield Canal. The Study was commissioned from engineering consultants W.S. Atkins and sets out an achievable route for the Lichfield Canal from Ogley Junction, Brownhills to Huddlesford Junction, Whittington. ...


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