Trent flood scheme will not protect marinas

Published: Friday, 12 June 2009

WORK on the £51 millions Trent flood scheme started today (Friday 12th June) will protect 16,000 homes from Sawley to Colwick, but not the marinas.

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Waterside development but no canal

Published: Wednesday, 10 June 2009

THE developers are quick of the mark in Stroud, with a waterside £20 millions tower block planned, even though the canal has not been restored.

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A fence at any cost

Published: Monday, 08 June 2009

AFTER a coroner suggested a fence along Rochdale Nine in Manchester, British Waterways, well into its health and safety mode, hastened to accede, no matter the cost of the fence and the danger to boaters.

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Another Kennet & Avon boat fire

Published: Sunday, 07 June 2009

JUST two weeks after a narrowboat fire on the Kennet & Avon Canal, another boat has been burnt out, but this time the occupants escaped the blaze.

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More towpath cyclist problems

Published: Saturday, 06 June 2009

KIRKLEES Council which takes in the Calder & Hebble Navigation and the Huddersfield canals is the latest authority worried about the problem caused on the upgraded towpaths by cyclists.

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BW's 2012 Vision—what went wrong?

Published: Friday, 05 June 2009

By Allan Richards

Replacing a ten year strategy early with a different ten year strategy has led boaters to greet British Waterways' new '2020 vision' with a unhealthy combination of apathy and scepticism.

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Not so safe

Published: Thursday, 04 June 2009

THERE is to be a new pub at Wolverton, which is being built as part of the development of the old railway carriage works, Roger Fox tells us.

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Longport boatyard fire

Published: Wednesday, 03 June 2009

A MAJOR fire broke out at the Longport Wharf on Monday devastating the ground and first floor of the Trent Boat Building Co Ltd, and cutting off power supplies.

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Inland Waterways Association againgst roving mooring permits

Published: Monday, 01 June 2009

THE Inland Waterways Association, in principle, is 'fully set against roving mooring permits', and seeks instead a better and more assertive enforcement of overstaying ‘fines'.

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Five fire crews to rescue one man

Published: Wednesday, 27 May 2009
UPON receiving a call that a man was drowning in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Armley Mills, no less than five fire crews rushed out to attempt a rescue.

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