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Abridged 

12 Jan 18

Here’s one I’ve been meaning to run for a good while now: If you use the canal locally, either between Anchor Bridge and Lichfield Road via Ogley Junction, or at Pelsall North Common, there’s going to be some disruption for a couple of months while a…


News
“Nothing could be done” to save man 

11 Jan 18

WEST MIDLANDS Ambulance Service have said that “nothing could be done” to save a twenty-year-old man who was pulled from the canal yesterday, Wednesday 10 January.


News
Body pulled from Canal in Kettlebrook 

10 Jan 18

A BODY has been pulled from the Coventry Canal in Kettlebrook today, Wednesday 10 January.


News
Body found in Tamworth canal 

10 Jan 18

Staffordshire Police confirmed the find in Kettlebrook Road…


Blog
January 3rd – I was being watched, and I had a feeling this… 

4 Jan 18

January 3rd – I was being watched, and I had a feeling this particular ball of floof didn’t care much for me at all.


Rugby
Financial group buys Birmingham pub for £3.2m renovation 

2 Jan 18

AFH acquires the Canal House which reopened last summer after undergoing a major programme of renovation…


Business
Financial group buys Birmingham pub for £3.2m renovation 

2 Jan 18

AFH acquires the Canal House which reopened last summer after undergoing a major programme of renovation…


News
Seven-floor student accommodation to be built in conservation area 

29 Dec 17

Building will house up to 90 students near to the Canal Basin…


Blog
December 17th – Riding up over Anchor Bridge towards Shire Oak I… 

21 Dec 17

December 17th – Riding up over Anchor Bridge towards Shire Oak I spotted the boat that had broken the ice back by Silver Street: a contractor’s work boat, which appears to have been cutting back overgrown trees from the canalside.


Blog
December 17th – Sunday was a much better day, but whilst the ice… 

21 Dec 17

December 17th – Sunday was a much better day, but whilst the ice didn’t melt as much as I’d hoped, it was well on the way.


Local news
Bus roof torn off in Bournville 

21 Dec 17

A double decker bus has had its roof torn off after it tried to drive through the low bridge in Bournville Lane that carries the canal and rail line next to Bournville station.


Blog feature
Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve – Guided Walk 

20 Dec 17

Date / Time Start date: Sat, 13/01/2018 – 10:00am – 12:00pm Discover the habitats and associated wildlife at Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve on our guided walk.


News
Watch: Frantic search after Land Rover found submerged in freezing canal 

13 Dec 17

Emergency services rushed to Sneyd Wharf, Bloxwich to see if anyone was inside vehicle…


News
Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust calls on photographers to help create new calendar 

13 Dec 17

Photographers are being invited to help create a new calendar for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust.


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Carols by the canal – and memories of great friends 

7 Dec 17

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding a carol evening at their Fosseway Nature Reserve site, just off Falkland Road, Lichfield on Saturday 16 December 2017 from 7-9pm and all are …


News
Couple remembered on Lichfield Canal towpath bench opposite their former home 

6 Dec 17

A bench has been installed on Lichfield Canal’s towpath in memory of a couple who spent over 35 years in the city.


FixMyStreet
Slabs lifted, 5th December 

5 Dec 17

Broad street city centre on the canal bridge near to brasshouse and the electronic info sign there’s some slabs that have lifted up creating a trip hazzard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps)…


Local news
‘Highway Anxiety’- Recent Paintings by Shaun Morris 

5 Dec 17

Open 5th December 2017 to 5th February 2018 – “The paintings I’m exhibiting at the Moseley Exchange represent my interest in exploring the so-called ‘edgelands’ underneath the motorways that pass over the post-industrial landscape of the …


Blog
November 30th – Heading home that evening I hit the canal at the… 

4 Dec 17

November 30th – Heading home that evening I hit the canal at the Black Cock Bridge and rode into Brownhills in peaceful, cold darkness.


Blog
Thursday 30th November 2017 

30 Nov 17

1340 – 1430 sunny 2c, bitter NW breeze : Goldeneye f, Wigeon 4, Tufted 12, Teal 2, Little Egret, Mute Swan 4, Yellow-legged Gull adult, Common Gull 2, large gulls 100+, Long-tailed Tit 8, no Lapwing but 55 flew north over Daw End canal earlier, also …


News
Project to restore the Lichfield Canal boosted by £1,000 donation 

27 Nov 17

Work to restore the Lichfield Canal has ben boosted by a £1,000 donation from the Inland Waterways Association.


Blog feature
November 26th – Another day of beautiful light, but cold…. 

27 Nov 17

November 26th – Another day of beautiful light, but cold.


FixMyStreet
Lifted up slabs, 25th November 

25 Nov 17

Broad street city centre on the canal bridge on broad street inbetween brasshouse and reflex,there’s some slabs that are rocking or lifted up creating a trip hazzard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by …


News
You can have Christmas lunch and meet Santa on Coventry canal this year 

25 Nov 17

The Living Environment Trust is playing host to a series of Christmas cruises to help celebrate the holidays…


Rugby
Birmingham’s tech stars recognised at Silicon Canal awards 

24 Nov 17

Networking group for city’s technology sector recognised individuals and companies across nine categories…