Three more developments bite the dust

Published: Wednesday, 17 June 2009

THREE massive waterside developments in Salford have become the latest victims of the credit crunch.

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BW responds to fence criticism

Published: Monday, 15 June 2009

FOLLOWING a wave of protests that the safety fence planned for Canal Street in Manchester will block access to Lock 86, British Waterways has announced a package of safety measures, Martin Clark of Pennine Waterways writes.

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Boaters beware

Published: Monday, 15 June 2009

BOATERS of a nervous disposition are warned about visiting the Ship Inn by the Ouse at Acaster Malbis near York.

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Three arrested for canalside attack

Published: Monday, 15 June 2009

THREE men, all in their 20's, have been arrested in connection with attacks by the Rochdale Canal at Castleton in Rochdale.A 50 years old man was attacked and thrown into the waterway besides Castleton Station suffering head injuries for which he was treated in hospital. A further younger man was also attacked, police believe by the same gang.

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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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