Boat lift design wanted

Published: Wednesday, 01 July 2009

A COMPETITION is being launched by the Grand Western Canal Trust for a design of a lift bridge to replace the former seven lifts on the canal.

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Pontcysyllte gets World Heritage Site status

Published: Monday, 29 June 2009

BRITISH Waterway leaders, council chiefs and local communities are today celebrating the news that Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been given World Heritage Site status.

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No marina for Wigan

Published: Sunday, 28 June 2009
THE plans for a marina as part of a £170 millions development by the side of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal have been called off, it has just been announced.

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See the work on the Droitwich Canals

Published: Sunday, 28 June 2009
WALKS have been organised during July for people to see the restoration work on the Droitwich Canals Restoration Project.

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Boats on the Grantham again

Published: Saturday, 27 June 2009

WORKS have recently been completed to restore a historic wharf on the Grantham Canal which could open the way for a trip boat to operate—the first since it was closed.

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Vicious towpath attack

Published: Friday, 26 June 2009
EVERY few days now comes news of towpath attacks, with another, this time on the Bridgewater Canal, again by a gang of yobs.

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Another marina for Trent & Mersey

Published: Friday, 26 June 2009

Notwithstanding a massive marina being built at Aston on the Trent & Mersey, another multi-millions pound marina is planned for Middleport on the waterway.

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Worcester & Birmingham Canal under threat

Published: Thursday, 25 June 2009

ENGLISH Heritage has pinpointed the Birmingham & Worcester Canal in Worcester at officially at risk of neglect, decay or damaging change, according to a national report.

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Trying to get more boaters to the Thames

Published: Wednesday, 24 June 2009

THE Thames Boat Trades Association (TBTA) it to launch ‘Discover Your Thames Week', in an attempt to get more boaters on the Thames.

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Who pays for the deaths?

Published: Monday, 22 June 2009

In his column, David Hymers, recounts the NbW story that British Waterways is facing a massive fine regarding the death of a diver on the Severn and asks 'Who pays?' If history repeats itself then taxpayers and boaters will.

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