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Canals: corridors of wildlife and the slow-life

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The designers of Britain’s canals, built to haul coal and lumber, or fragile goods when roads were still rough, would have been flabbergasted to see how their engineering efforts are valued today, not for industrial purposes, but for giving folk a respite from urban stresses or for bringing kingfishers into city centres. Continue reading Canals: corridors of wildlife and the slow-life