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Wednesday 10 October

Today's news from the web

  • 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."...

  • Environment Agency Lambasted Over Canal redditchadvertiser.co.uk

    Frustrated Wychavon councillors have branded the Environment Agency "disgraceful" for raising "last minute" objections to a major canal restoration project for Droitwich.Supporters of the £11.5 million scheme to restore the Droitwich Junction and Barge canals believe environmental objections could jeopardise funding for a project which has been 30 years in the making....

  • Boat shed to make waves edinburghnews.scotsman.com

    A NEW boat shed and workshop has been built beside the Union Canal for a community project.The facility will be used by members of the Tollcross Adult Learning Project, which builds and repairs rowing boats and canoes....

  • 'I'm quitting the barge business in Calderdale' - Halifax Today halifaxcourier.co.uk

    The owner of a major Hebden Bridge tourist attraction is taking her business out of Calderdale because of parking restrictions.Sharon Pickard, 54, is the owner of Bronte Boats, which brings 18,000 visitors to the town every year....

  • Vandalism sinks Neath barge thisissouthwales.co.uk

    Vandals have sunk a charity that runs barge trips for the elderly and disabled on Neath Canal.The West Glamorgan Rainbow Trust can no longer afford to stay afloat after repeated attacks. Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been done to the trust's Ty Banc tea room and gift shop, and its Enfys canal boat in Resolven....

  • Its Full Steam Ahead For Marina thisischeshire.co.uk

    A DEVELOPER has won his battle to build a 90-berth marina within the grounds of a farm. Nigel Wilder, who owns Rudheath-based Ripple Developments, said he had got what he wanted despite his original proposal being rejected by Vale Royal Borough Council....

  • Restoration of canal brings a £178m benefit edinburghnews.scotsman.com

    The Millennium Link canal restoration has brought £178 million of investment and over 4000 jobs to central Scotland in the past five years, according to new research....

  • All Light On The Night At City Canal eveningtimes.co.uk

    Huge crowds enjoyed watching illuminated lanterns and a fireworks display as part of a unique art installation on the Forth & Clyde Canal....

  • Decision imminent on Willington marina thisisderbyshire.co.uk

    Plans for a multi-million-pound marina look set to be given the go-ahead next week. The £7m development near Willington would be one of the largest canal-based marinas in the country and would create 40 full-time and 80 part-time jobs if plans were approved....

  • Extremists condemn anti-English graffiti inverness-courier.co.uk

    Phrases such as "English out," "ethnic cleansing now" and "Seal na Gael" — believed to be a misspelt version of Siol nan Gaidheal — were daubed in white paint on the door and walls of a row of former lock keeper's cottages owned by British Waterways Scotland....

  • River and canal pubs to get marketing boost caterersearch.com

    British Waterways kicks off its first UK wide marketing campaign on Monday to boost the number of visitors to canals and riverside pubs....


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