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Sunday 13 April

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  • Canal pub saved from chop news.bbc.co.uk

    A pub regular has bought his 18th Century local after he and other drinkers launched a campaign to stop it from being converted into houses. ...


Saturday 12 April

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Friday 11 April

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  • Yobs destroy canal boat tamesideadvertiser.co.uk

    A CANAL boat lovingly-restored by a canal boss has been destroyed by arsonists. John Lund spent a year renovating the £50,000 narrow boat - named Dizzy - so it could be rented out to friends and family. ...

  • Photographers lobby parliament over police curbs pressgazette.co.uk

    A Labour MP said that last year he was challenged when taking a picture of the view while visiting the Leeds & Liverpool canal by a lock-keeper who wanted to know why he was taking photographs. ...

  • Opposition to BW hotel plans thisislincolnshire.co.uk

    Lincoln campaigners say the hotel plans are flawed and would blot out one of the best views of the cathedral in the city. ...

  • Waterways Trust seeks development manager for Rochdale Canal jobs.thirdsector.co.uk

    A job advert begins: "Getting people involved in our inland rivers is what The Waterways Trust is all about. And nowhere is this more apparent than with the Rochdale canal. We helped restore this unique stretch of waterway after years of dereliction and misuse. Now we’re looking for a talented professional to re-establish it as a community resource and catalyst for social and economic regeneration."...

  • Canal Towpath Will Get £185 000 Facelift thisischeshire.co.uk

    Middlewich Vision has secured £185,000 of funding to completely overhaul the canal towpath, making it more accessible for residents to use as a shortcut into town. ...


Tuesday 8 April

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  • Hilary Benn, MP, visits Prescott Lock waterscape.com

    The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, yesterday (Monday 7 April) visited the Prescott Lock construction site to view the first, 21-tonne 'fishbelly' sluice gate being installed by contractor Volker Stevin as part of the £20 million British Waterways-led project. ...


Monday 7 April

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  • Waterways face new Olympian task news.bbc.co.uk

    Some tidal creeks in east London are in the middle of changes that will see them become a major freight route once more. ...

  • New gate installation helps create sustainable Olympics for London waterscape.com

    British Waterways, working with contractors Volker Stevin, last week installed a 'fishbelly' sluice gate as part of the £20m Prescott Lock project. The work represents a major milestone towards the restoration of the waterways which criss-cross the Olympic site and will create a sophisticated new water control structure for the Lower Lea Valley. ...

  • The Waterways Trust welcomes new development manager waterscape.com

    The Waterways Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Bell as its new development manager for the Montgomery Canal. ...

  • Anger as BW cuts down trees thisisnottingham.co.uk

    Residents have hit out after century-old trees were cut down during canalside works. ...


Friday 4 April

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  • Save the environment by going to the pub contractjournal.com

    A British Waterways-run eco-friendly pub built with “green” timber that uses water heated by a canal and contains waterless urinals will open in Scotland in two weeks. ...

  • Voyage is over for abandoned boat halifaxcourier.co.uk

    Canal bosses have promised to remove an abandoned boat that poses a risk to children's safety. ...


Thursday 3 April

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  • Claverton Pumping Station in the spotlight thisisbath.co.uk

    Since the late 1960s, volunteers have been restoring the waterwheel, beam engine and pump of Claverton Pumping Station on the Kennet & Avon Canal. ...

  • Leicester's canalside to be redeveloped thisisleicestershire.co.uk

    People are being invited to have their say on plans for an £80 million housing development which could transform an old factory site. ...


Wednesday 2 April

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  • Regeneration reaches the Rochdale examiner.co.uk

    "Clegg Hall Mills will appeal to those who want something out of the ordinary. It’s a very special place – next to the Rochdale Canal and natural lakes."...


Tuesday 1 April

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  • Beast found - must be April fools news.bbc.co.uk

    British Waterways' prank centred on speeding canal boats, which usually hurtle along at about 4mph (6.4kph). ...

  • BW seeks to attract more anglers fishupdate.com

    British Waterways (BW) is working alongside national angling bodies to bring forward proposals for new Fisheries Action Plans that will improve the quality and participation of angling in the UK. ...

  • Canal bridges dispute plea to Holyrood inverness-courier.co.uk

    Residents fed-up with lengthy delays caused by the opening of Inverness' canal bridges want to take the long-standing dispute to the Scottish Parliament. ...


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