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A Digbeth “palimpsest”

I thought I’d share this interesting little film I found on YouTube by barefootintroduction, who says of it: A short sound based experimental...

Worcester and Birmingham Canal to Get Waterside Development at Selly Oak

This development is important to citizens of central and West Birmingham. It is a key development and transport access to it will be easy for very ...

Pick of the Week – film watching on canals and rooftops

Thursday 11, August Open Thursday: a young person’s guide to the canals Ever heard about The Floating Cinema? No, neither have we – until now! ...

City centre news – August 5, 2011

News on art, aston, bars, broad street, building, business, canals, colmore row, corporation-street, crime, five ways, gun-quarter, icc, jewellery ...

Narrowboat fire safety in the spotlight

Stone firefighters will be visiting Aston Marina on Saturday 4th June to raise awareness of fire safety afloat and offer boat owners free Boat Fire...

Consultation Launched on Charity Status for Canals

The consultation by DEFRA on moving inland waterways into the third sector, ie a new charity, in England and Wales started today 30 March and ends ...

Lost a remote control plane?!

This remote-controlled plane looks like it had a bit of a crash landing into a tree next to the canal in Stone! Local photographer Phil Mitchell wa...

New £2.4 million riverside crossing to help avoid flyover

Right now, if you’re enjoying a cycle ride past Three Mills and on to the Olympic site you need to hop off when you reach the Bow Flyover. Bu...

Appeal for volunteers to lend a hand at Fradley Junction

People in Lichfield are being urged to volunteer to help with the running of one of the key parts of the region’s canal network. British Wate...

Towpath warning to Stone residents

Stone residents have been urged to take extra care when walking along canal towpaths in the town this winter. With the winter weather bringing ice ...

Towpath warning to Lichfield and Burntwood residents

Lichfield and Burntwood residents are being warned to take extra care when walking along towpaths. With the winter weather bringing ice and snow in...

News: Pelsall to host canal festival

Pelsall has been chosen as the venue for the main Birmingham Canal Navigations Society summer festival...

Comment: It’s starting to get interesting at Chasewater…

Finally, after long delays, work has started at Chasewater. Taking a stroll up there yesterday, I noted work going on on the marsh behind the dam a...

News: Man rescued from Pleck canal after jumping in to save dog

Firefighters from Wednesbury and Walsall were called at 12.30pm on Saturday when a stricken white Alsatian prompted the owner, in his early 20s, to...

City centre news – 10 November, 2010

News on Building, Canals, Crime, Opera, Snow Hill, and Transport

A Right Royal Year For Canal Creatures

Kingfishers, newts, toads and otters, have all been spotted in record numbers on Britain’s canals and rivers in this year’s national Waterways ...

News: £40k to be spent drudging Walsall Canal

Walsall Canal is to be dredged in a £40,000 scheme which enthusiasts say will bring the waterway back to life. Work to clear the canal bed, which...

Lichfield MP says change will secure future of canal network

Lichfield’s MP has said the decision to restructure British Waterways will secure the future of the canal system in the Midlands. Plans have ...

Photo feature: On the cut

I have a bit of a treat for canal fans in this week’s old photo feature, but nice as the narrowboats are, it’s the backgrounds that are most...

News: Ryders Hayes pupils have the WOW Factor

Children from Ryders Hayes School will be joining youngsters from seven other primary schools across the borough to launch the Walk Once a Week...

News: Battle to kill weed choking Midland waterways

TheThe Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs(Defra), the Scottish Government and Welsh Assembly, have all warned that floating pennywo...

News: Repair work set to start at Chasewater reservoir

Repair work is set to start at Chasewater after a billion gallons of water was drained from the beauty spot’s reservoir...

News: Fears for future of Black Country canals as British Waterways axed

The canal network faces falling into ruin after the Government announced that British Waterways is to be scrapped, a heritage group has warned...

Traffic disruption and road and parking closure due to Conservative Party conference, 3-6 October, 2010

Local traffic restrictions for Conservative Party Conference, 3rd – 6th October, The ICC Birmingham The Conservative Party Conference is comi...

Walks for Artsfest

With the weekend of 11th & 12th September seeing Birmingham host the annual ArtsFest, Sparks68 thought visitors may want to enjoy another free ...

City centre news, 7 September, 2010

The city centre news for September 7: Former Typhoo Tea factory in Birmingham sold to investor Sunday Mercury The site was sold by Jones Lang Lasal...

Cubetris

It appears The Cube, by the canal, has started moving!

Canal dreams

Way back in my last photo post, ‘The joys of summer‘, canal-lover The Stymaster commented on the surprising greenery of the waterways through...

Great Barr canal body identified

The body of a man found in a Great Barr canal has been identified as a local pensioner. He was 72-year-old Alan Edwards...

Man’s body found in Great Barr canal

The body of an elderly man was found in a Great Barr canal today...

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