What does public opinion matter?

Published: Wednesday, 14 July 2010

LAST year there was a meeting at the Corn Exchange at Devizes to consider British Waterways scheme of erecting two statues, one at each end of the Kennet & Avon Canal. One at Reading and one at Bath, to celebrate the 200th year of the waterway.

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Speeding cyclist nearly cost toddler his life

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

AS A speeding cyclist came down the towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Leicester, a toddler hastily stepped aside,  fell into the water, and nearly drowned.

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Money for the Kennet & Avon

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

BRITISH Waterways, working with the Trustees of the Town, Manor of Hungerford and Natural England, will be carrying out a £400,000 project this summer.

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Old canal found

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

THE city of canals—Birmingham—had more canals than first thought, with another unearthed.

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Macclesfield closed at swing bridge

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

THE powered swing bridge at Oakgrove (Bridge 49) on the Macclesfield Canal has been damaged, and is in the closed position to boats, Ralph Freeman writes.

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BW to rely on volunteers?

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

A NEW undertaking that has been commissioned by the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities reveals that volunteers are needed to enable BW to fulfil its navigation commitment.

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Leeds & Liverpool could close in three weeks

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

AT A meeting in Wigan over the week-end it was discovered that unless there is a deluge, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal will close on 1st August—the start of the major summer holidays.

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BW using litter pickers as lock keepers

Published: Monday, 12 July 2010

BOATERS on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal are worried that instead of the Three Rise flights being operated by official lock keepers, litter pickers are being used.

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More Giant Hogweed

Published: Saturday, 10 July 2010

THOUGH the Environment Agency gave the impression that the Giant Hogweed found by the Grand Union Canal at Linslade was a remote case, this is not so.

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Caen Hill opens again

Published: Friday, 09 July 2010

CAEN Hill Flight on the Kennet & Avon Canal has now re-opened to navigation after being closed for repairs.

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