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Tuesday 23 September

Today's news from the web

  • Mercia Marina operational boatingbusiness.com

    The 585-berth Mercia Marina at Willington near Derby on the Trent & Mersey Canal, one of the biggest new developments on the canal network, is now operational. ...

  • Leicester's canal called an eyesore thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    The dumped junk ranges from pushchairs, children's toys and tyres to discarded plastic bags, tin cans and bottles, and has turned a section of the Grand Union Canal, in Abbey Park, into an eyesore. ...


Monday 22 September

Today's news from the web

  • Stourbridge Canal breach update waterscape.com

    British Waterways Engineers have now completed a full investigation of the Stourbridge breach site, and plans are coming together for a proposal to reinstate the canal at the earliest opportunity. ...

  • Canal festival goes with a splash expressandstar.com

    Boating enthusiasts, performers, artists and traditional craftsmen joined with thousands of Tipton folk for their inaugural canal festival. ...

  • Bollard painting baffles BW in London waterscape.com

    Bosses at British Waterways have been baffled this week by the surprise appearance of giant fungi on the Regent's Canal near Victoria Park, east London. ...

  • River Trent welcomes its largest load in Nottinghamshire waterscape.com

    On Thursday 18 September the first of a series of abnormal load movements was successfully completed on the River Trent in support of the re-development of Staythorpe Power Station. ...

  • Scottish canals get connected theinquirer.net

    Bt has teamed up with British Waterways Scotland to bring Wi-Fi access to 13 canal-side locations across the country. ...

  • Phone books dumped in River Weaver northwichguardian.co.uk

    Fly tippers have dumped hundreds of phonebooks into the River Weaver. ...

  • The high cost of waterways waste watfordobserver.co.uk

    Tonnes of fly-tipped filth were removed from the banks of the Grand Union Canal last week by exasperated council and waterways officials. ...

  • Rochdale's reputation could sink in the mucky canal rochdaleobserver.co.uk

    Boating enthusiast Michael Bamford fears the Rochdale Canal could be giving the town a bad name. ...

  • Update on red diesel waterscape.com

    The British Marine Federation (BMF), Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) have provided an update concerning how the end of the derogation on Red Diesel will be implemented and the arrangements for users making declarations at point of sale. ...


Monday 15 September

Today's news from the web

  • Canalside pub wins CAMRA award dewsburyreporter.co.uk

    The Heavy Woollen branch of the Campaign for Real Ale – CAMRA – presents its quarterly Pub of the Season award to licensees who have made a special effort with their pub, and this time it's gone to The Leggers Inn at Savile Town Wharf. ...

  • Boaters Take Off Lock Stock For Nude Calendar wiltshiretimes.co.uk

    A group of boaters based in Bradford on Avon have posed nude for a fundraising calendar. ...

  • Festival marks opening of new marina lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

    Pendle’S annual Canal Festival marked the grand opening of Reedley Marina at the weekend....

  • Historic lock re-opens in Droitwich waterscape.com

    On Friday 26 September, the Droitwich Canals Partnership will be celebrating the restoration of the 155 year old Barge Lock which links the Junction Canal with the Barge Canal in Droitwich. ...

  • Barriers danger at canal expressandstar.com

    Teenagers are risking their lives climbing over safety barriers near the collapsed Stourbridge Canal embankment, say officials. ...

  • Thousands on board for Black Country Boating Festival birminghammail.net

    Thousands of people had fun in the sun on the water, as they enjoyed an annual boating spectacular. ...


Thursday 11 September

Today's news from the web

  • Lorraine tests waters with green barge shop islingtongazette.co.uk

    Wanted - three solar panels for a new environmentally-friendly sandwich shop opening on a converted canal boat in the heart of Islington. ...

  • Freak storms leave Stourbridge boater marooned stourbridgenews.co.uk

    Freak storms left a narrowboat owner high and dry after millions of gallons of water disappeared from the Stourbridge Canal following a breach in its banks. ...

  • Have your say on the Rochdale Canal halifaxcourier.co.uk

    Anyone with ideas for improving the Rochdale Canal and nearby land and buildings is being urged to attend a meeting next month as part of the Upper Calder Valley Renaissance programme. ...


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