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Monday 15 October

Today's news from the web

  • Boaters urged to stay safe from Carbon Monoxide waterscape.com

    You cannot see, taste or smell it, but CO kills silently, often without warning. This highly toxic gas has claimed the lives of four inland waterways boaters and put four more in hospital in the last year alone...

  • Progress for Hirst Mill swing Bridge waterscape.com

    The £240,000 installation is scheduled to take until the end of October to complete which will then see the normal access route for residents and the Garden Centre restored. ...


Thursday 11 October

Today's news from the web

  • Recycling by the K&A thisisbath.co.uk

    A partnership between Bath and North East Somerset Council and British Waterways to increase recycling rates along the Kennet and Avon Canal is proving a success....

  • New Canal Won't Break The Bank thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    Taxpayers in Swindon will not be asked to cough up an extra penny for a canal through the centre of town. That's the guarantee from council leader Rod Bluh. ...


Wednesday 10 October

Today's news from the web

  • Canal Death Was Murder oxfordmail.net

    A 64-year-old man who was found collapsed on a barge and later died is now believed to have been murdered. Maurice Batts died in hospital yesterday after he was found in his boat on the canal at Southam Road in Banbury with severe injuries in September. ...

  • Marina gets go-ahead thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    A multi-million-pound marina will be built near Willington after councillors gave it the go-ahead last night. ...

  • Canal food kiosk is hit by a tide of opposition edinburghnews.scotsman.com

    A BID to open a food and drinks kiosk on the banks of the Union Canal has sparked a wave of protests from community groups and residents. ...

  • Super-marina gets green light building.co.uk

    Plans to build the UK's largest canal-based marina in Derbyshire were approved yesterday. ...

  • Canal Gets £1.6m Lottery Cash thisishampshire.net

    Preservation of an ancient canal that once allowed commercial traffic to cruise from Southampton to Winchester is getting a £1.6m boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund....

  • Centre bosses say bah humbug to Santa cruise clydebankpost.co.uk

    Youngsters across Clydebank are set to be disappointed this Christmas after shopping centre bosses cancelled a popular Santa cruise. The attraction, organised by the Forth and Clyde Canal Society (FCCS), will not run throughout this year’s festive season after years of providing entertainment for children. ...

  • Your help needed for National Lottery bid for Oxford Canal waterscape.com

    A national bid to the Big Lottery called Connect 2 needs your support to help secure £200,000*. The money would be used to resurface the towpath on the Oxford Canal from Banbury town centre through to Nadkey Bridge as well as create a new bridge crossing. Encourage healthier lifestyles The idea behind the project is to create an attractive green route, encourage healthier lifestyles and decrease the use of the car allowing residents of the Bankside area and the proposed new College Fields development to access the railway station and town centre on foot or by bicycle. Likewise, it will also provide easy access to the attractive countryside to the south of Banbury for all residents. ...

  • Anderton pushes the boat out with seasonal price cuts waterscape.com

    Visitors to Anderton Boat Lift will get more than they bargained for under a new marketing initiative being introduced this autumn. ...

  • Patrols go out to curb canal yobs halifaxcourier.co.uk

    Residents and traders on a stretch of canal are in despair at vandal attacks. The quiet leafy section of the Rochdale Canal, running parallel to Market Street, Hebden Bridge, is a regular hang-out for youths in the area. But despite the peaceful surroundings, locals say it has become a trouble hotspot. ...


Tuesday 9 October

Today's news from the web

  • Boaters to be evicted from Beeston thisisnottingham.co.uk

    Narrowboat neighbours have taken part in a draw to compete for one mooring after being told they are to be evicted. They are being moved out of Canalside in Beeston Rylands by British Waterways. Some have been moored there for years. ...

  • Real Oxford disappearing, says Philip Pullman oxfordmail.net

    He said: "The boatyard is going to vanish and it is not just the boatyard itself, it is the importance of the life of the canal that I am concerned with as well as the beautiful view that we have of the church and the trees that will grow. ...

  • Buy to let future trashed as new build flats lose 40% of value firstrung.co.uk

    Last week a two-bed flat in the canal side area of Bingley, West Yorkshire, fetched £105,000 - a far cry from the £179,995 that it was originally sold for in July last year. Others have been sold for similarly large discounts. ...

  • Canal Man Waved Goodbye bridgwatermercury.co.uk

    The town man responsible for much of the restoration of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal has retired from Somerset County Council after 21 years of service. ...

  • Canal plans fail to win backing of councillors chichester.co.uk

    Controversial plans for a major new housing development next to Chichester's 160-year-old canal basin - described by one objector as reflecting 'the boredom of Basildon' - failed to win the backing of district councillors....

  • Boater arrested over M40 murder kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk

    Police have been given more time to question three men arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of biker Gerry Tobin. Magistrates agreed on Thursday to extend custody by 12 hours. ...

  • Oxford full of dreary sprawl, says CPRE oxfordmail.net

    "The setting of the Oxford Canal is being systematically degraded as companies and public bodies take profit from its real estate value at the expense of its historic character."...


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