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Monday 8 September

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  • Man held over double boat murder midulstermail.co.uk

    Police have arrested a man over the murder of two people on a canal boat. Paramedics were called to the boat on the Grand Union Canal in Stoke Hammond, near Milton Keynes, early on Sunday amid reports that a man and woman were seriously injured. ...


Friday 5 September

Major changes to BW boat licences proposed

British Waterways has dropped a bombshell by announcing that it intends to adopt dramatically different licence prices for next year.

The proposals would see a surcharge for continuous cruisers and wide-beam boats. The surcharge would be £50 per annum for wide-beam craft (or £30 on a river licence), and £150 for continuous cruisers.

In addition to this, there will be a 6.6% across-the-board increase.

The suggestions were originally made by the British Waterways Advisory Forum - a closed, invitation-only group set up by BW - and will be subject to a consultation closing in two months' time, on 7th November. If adopted, they are expected to take effect from 1st April 2009.

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Richard Fairhurst  | 8.42pm | add a comment


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Thursday 4 September

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  • Actor's Favourite Spot Is Canal thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has named his favourite view in England to be on the Kennet & Avon Canal near Bradford on Avon. ...

  • 'Pimp My Barge' on the Rochdale Canal manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    To celebrate the newly spruced-up canal, Sketch City are running Pimp My Barge - a kind of miniature barge wars where the public is invited to create barges and race for the crown of pro-barge pimper by turning their tiny boat into a mini masterpiece. ...

  • Poachers drain the Narrow manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    Poachers or vandals are thought to be responsible for draining a canal dry. The Huddersfield Narrow Canal section in Mossley, Tameside, was closed for 36 hours after someone opened lock gates. ...


Wednesday 3 September

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  • 'Mon & Brec' roadshow keeps communities up to date waterscape.com

    More than 50 people attended two half day sessions in Llangynidr and Llanfoist to hear first hand how the project to repair the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is progressing. ...

  • Cats' eyes to be trialled on towpaths bikeradar.com

    British Waterways is to trial new round discs which contain the photo luminescent compound GS2000 on the towpath in Lincolnshire. ...

  • BW director resigns from troubled property company propertyweek.com

    Lend Lease Europe chairman Nigel Hugill, who is also a director of BW, has resigned from the troubled property company. ...

  • Dog rescued from lock news.bbc.co.uk

    A dog is recovering at an animal hospital after he tumbled down a steep canal and got trapped behind a ladder. ...

  • Canal history celebrated crewechronicle.co.uk

    A FINAL exhibition and celebration of Middle- wich’s heritage is being planned at the Big Lock pub in October. ...

  • Watersports centre could gain marina thisisnottingham.co.uk

    It could be linked with the disused Grantham Canal and the River Trent, attracting boaters. A large hotel may also be built and a footbridge across the Trent could take walkers and cyclists to Colwick Park. ...

  • Boat ride for bored kids leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk

    Children living in Vimy Road, Linslade, were treated to a boat ride along the canal by the police on Thursday to help wave off summer boredom. ...


Tuesday 2 September

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Monday 1 September

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  • £1.9 million boost for Liverpool's waterfront nwda.co.uk

    Liverpool’s city centre waterfront is set to receive an investment of £1.9 million from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) for a wide range of projects, including: the development of Canning Maritime Park as a visitor attraction in its own right, through a combination of landscaping improvements and new pedestrian bridges across the eastern end of the graving docks; and construction of mooring facilities at Salthouse Dock for boats entering the south docks via the new Leeds/Liverpool canal link. ...

  • Approval for new basin in Chesterfield cnplus.co.uk

    The first phase planning approval covers the creation of a 1,200 sq m canal basin which will form the terminus to the restored Chesterfield canal network. ...


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