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Thursday 25 June

Today's news from the web

  • Team to tackle canal vandals eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk

    Neighbourhood officers in Langley Mill are encouraging people to become involved in the area's Canal Boat Watch. ...

  • Chance to explore town canals droitwichadvertiser.co.uk

    With so many dramatic changes to the landscape in and around Droitwich people are now being invited to explore the development of the newly created 21 mile cruising ring before its grand opening in 2010. ...

  • River trip ended in a bloodbath readingchronicle.co.uk

    These are the horrific injuries inflicted on a canoeist on a quiet evening on the River Kennet when a harmless day out turned into a bloodbath. ...

  • TV historian backs mill restoration waterscape.com

    Tv presenter Dan Cruickshank is fronting a campaign to restore the machinery in a historic watermill located on the outskirts of the Olympic park in Bromley-by-Bow, east London. ...


Wednesday 24 June

Today's news from the web

  • Crack found on Grand Western Canal middevonstar.co.uk

    A TEN-METER tension crack has been discovered on the Grand Western Canal near the swing bridge at Halberton near Tiverton. ...

  • Worcester & Birmingham "under threat" berrowsjournal.co.uk

    Lowesmoor and the Worcester and Birmingham canal running through the city have both been categorised as ‘at risk’ in a new report released yesterday by national body English Heritage. ...

  • Bidding to bring wildlife back to the River Trent thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    Heritage trails, new wetland habitats and even a rare cattle breed could be introduced into the Trent Valley around Gainsborough. But the ambitious £2.7m project rests on securing £1.7m in Heritage Lottery Fund cash. ...


Tuesday 23 June

Today's news from the web

  • River Thames boating campaign boatingbusiness.com

    The Thames Boating Trades Association (TBTA) has launched ‘Discover Your Thames Week’, which will take place from 11-19 July 2009. ...

  • Beale Park a success - despite the rain boatingbusiness.com

    Organisers of the Beale Park Thames Boat Show are celebrating another successful year as the three day event attracted more than 5,500 visitors - despite the rain which threatened the show from the outset. ...

  • Stourport basins project vies for Lottery cash kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

    Restoration of Stourport’s Canal Basins is one of only 10 projects to make it through to the semi-finals in the Best Heritage Project category of the National Lottery Awards, an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. ...


Monday 22 June

Today's news from the web

  • The wonder of Reading Water Fest getreading.co.uk

    The Kennetside came alive on Saturday when dozens of boaters and families celebrated 20 years of Water Fest. ...

  • News awaited of Pontcysyllte World Heritage bid eveningleader.co.uk

    Campaigners behind a six-year-long bid to get the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct listed as a World Heritage Site could find out on Friday whether they have been successful. ...

  • Great Ouse clean-up in Huntingdon peterboroughtoday.co.uk

    Volunteers are needed for the latest river clean-up operation in Huntingdon. The event has been organised for July 1, as part of an ongoing campaign to promote river clear-ups in the Huntingdonshire area. ...

  • Boards promote Skipton canal's heritage cravenherald.co.uk

    New interpretation boards, explaining the significance of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in the development of the town, have been put up at Weirside Gardens and along Springs Branch. ...


Thursday 18 June

Today's news from the web

  • Council blamed for near miss at marina thisischeshire.co.uk

    An ENVIRONMENTAL disaster was narrowly averted thanks to a quick-thinking harbour master and boat owners when Fiddler’s Ferry Marina ran dry on Monday. ...

  • BW employees reject pay freeze hrmagazine.co.uk

    Union members at British Waterways have voted to reject a pay freeze proposed by the organisation. According to trade unions Unite and Unison, 85% of members at the firm, whose employees numbering more than 1,000, have voted against the 0% pay offer. ...

  • Canalside development on hold salfordadvertiser.co.uk

    A spokeswoman for developers Urban Splash said: "As yet we do not have a definitive timescale for the development of this project." Middlewood Locks would have included 1,700 new homes and part of the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal was re-opened as part of the development. ...

  • Whaley Water Weekend a success buxtonadvertiser.co.uk

    After years of rain, the organisers of the tenth Whaley Bridge's Water Weekend (W3) were delighted that for once they had the perfect weather for their unique event. ...

  • Aylesbury canal bridges criticised bucksherald.co.uk

    Allan Horne, who lives in the town, says there are a number of canal bridges that have been left in a state of disrepair and funding needs to be found to bring them back into full working order. ...

  • Waterside cafe launched in Stourport kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

    Mr Holden set sail in a British Waterways Heritage working boat and arrived at Stouport Basins to open the Windlass cafe-restaurant on Tuesday. ...


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