Brierfield Mill for the Muslims

Published: Friday, 30 October 2009

IT WAS announced today (Friday) that Brierfield Mill at Burnley on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to be turned into a boarding school for 5,000 Muslim girls.

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Sinking and rusting away

Published: Thursday, 29 October 2009

FETED when new, commissioned by BW, but as it never functioned properly, left for years sinking and rusting away on the Grand Union at Bull's Bridge.

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Boater arrested for manslaugter

Published: Thursday, 29 October 2009

THE boater involved in the mooring argument at Garstang on the Lancaster Canal earlier this year, as reported in narrowboatworld has been arrested, and remanded on bail to await trial.

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Didn't need glasses

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2009

A DUCK has been discovered floundering in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Accrington, with a pair of glasses fast round its neck.

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No licence increase

Published: Monday, 26 October 2009

NO, IT'S not British Waterways who are pegging licence fees, but Essex Waterways, the subsidiary company of IWA which manages the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.

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Narrowboats brought to 'life'

Published: Monday, 26 October 2009

NARROWBOATS have been brought to 'life' in a series of childrens' books, prompted by a child seeing their faces.

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No objection to new marina

Published: Monday, 26 October 2009

NEWCASTLE Borough Council's planning officers have no objection to the proposed new marina on the Shropshire Union Canal at Soudley near Market Drayton.

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Arnonists fire narrowboat

Published: Monday, 26 October 2009

A BOAT under restoration on the Aylesbury Arm has been fired by arsonists with most of the work destroyed.

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Bid for Dudley tunnel centre

Published: Friday, 23 October 2009

A BID has been made to Dudley Council for the construction of a visitor centre at the Dudley Tunnel, it was announced this week.

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Narrowboat as getaway 'vehicle'

Published: Friday, 23 October 2009

THIEVES used a narrowboat as a getaway 'vehicle' to make off with five tons of aluminium they had stolen from a Bloxwich company.

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