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Julia Bradbury

The BBC is repeating these popular programs on BBC Four. The first, The Caledonian Canal, was televised on Tuesday this week (13/11/2012) and is available on iPlayer for the next 6 days. The next episode, The Worcester and Birmingham Canal, is to be broadcast on BBC Four at 20:00 next Tuesday (21/11/2012) and at 01:00 […]

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, ….. it was the season of Light……! “(Apologies to Charles Dickens – A tale of Two Cities for this misquote). With the sun shining from blue skies at 7:30 am I […]

Birmingham has more miles of canal than Venice, but does it have that certain je ne sais quoi?

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Revised plans have been issued for this development.

Birmingham University under the leadership of Professor Rex Harris has developed a zero-emission hydrogen hybrid canal boat, the Ross Barlow. This has been launched and could be used for sustainable local transport in Birmingham. One possibility is that it will feature in the new canalside environment included in the new Sainsbury’s complex in Selly Oak, Birmingham and used […]

New canal aqueduct at Selly Oak

Canal Boat magazine, in its January issue, reports that Sainsburys are to revise their plans for their new shopping site at Selly Oak, Birmingham on the Worcester and Birmingham. The plans will once again include a short section of the Lapal Canal into Selly Oak Park. This was in the original plans but removed in […]

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It has been suggested that there should be a Charities Ombudsman for all charities including the new Canal & River Trust. This hopefully would ensure that the new trust can be held more accountable for its actions and provide a complaints procedure when the public believes that the already inadequate income is not being spent […] was made famous today when Graham Fisher gave listeners the low down on the site during his breakfast program, and very entertaining his show was too! Graham’s a regular broadcaster on the Stourbridge based radio station 102.5 The Bridge, and a well known character of the canal and glass scenes. Many thanks Graham PS […]

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Selly Oak, Birmingham

The Birmingham Post today revealed revised plans by Sainsburys to develop a massive site centred around the Worcester and Birmingham canal in the shadow of the recently opened splendid canal aqueduct and magnificent Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Selly Oak in Birmingham….