The canal was responsible for shaping the valley, its environment and development from the late 18th century to the early 20th century.
The Act authorising the Sankey Brook Navigation, as the Sankey Canal was originally known, was passed in 1755.
He was found guilty of murder in Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 14 January 2018.He pleaded guilty to supplying Class A drugs (cocaine and heroin) He and his co-defendants had met the victim to deal...To allow for the masts, all the roads in the canal's path had to be carried over swing bridges.The canal was originally used to carry coal from St Helens to Liverpool and in later years to carry sugar from Liverpool to Sankey Sugar Works at Earlestown.He was a leading member of neo-Nazi group National Action after it became the first extreme right-wing group...
He pleaded guilty to a breach of health safety law in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, on 20 February 2016.
In my senior school days in the second half of the 1970s, the canal banks formed part of our cross-country route from Bewsey Lock to what is now the A574 Cromwell Avenue near Callands, doubling back through Callands Farm fields and Bewsey Woods. Our games master always offered 2p to anybody who could beat him back to the school gym. We had a shorter cross-country route around Bewsey Woods and this came to my advantage.
It was a well-known fact at school that I was not a sporty kind of person (C- "far too timid, must try harder" was on one of my school reports!
The court heard that his wife had suspected he was havin...
He was found guilty of being a member of a proscribed organisation.
He and his co-defendant carried out an unprovoked attack on their 36-year-old victim as he was walking home. He was found guilty of murder in Stowmarket, Suffolk, on 30 December 2017.