Project to restore boat is still afloat

Kidderminster Shuttle: On board: David Little and Michael Freeman with Bramble.

7:20am Monday 27th January 2014

A PROJECT to restore an historic canal boat in Stourport is still sailing ahead after a generous councillor and businessman stepped on board to offer their help .

Midlands law firm backs National Family Dispute Resolution Week

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Work out issues’: Kelly Perks.

6:20am Friday 29th November 2013

MIDLANDS law firm Higgs & Sons is throwing its weight behind a week-long event to help families resolve disputes without going to court.

Law firm wins Black Country Chamber's customer service award

Kidderminster Shuttle: Customer is king: Martyn Morgan receives the Chamber award from Kevin Rogers of Paycare.

6:40am Wednesday 27th November 2013

A LAW firm with offices across the West Midlands has been named winner of the Best Customer Service Award in the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2013.

Warning over alternative to HS2

9:49am Monday 28th October 2013

FAILURE to go ahead with the HS2 rail link would lead to 14 years of weekend closures while existing lines were upgraded to provide the additional capacity, according to a Government-backed study.

Crow blames staff cuts for shutdown

9:47am Monday 28th October 2013

A TRANSPORT union chief has attributed today's virtual rush-hour shutdown on the railways to staff numbers being "hacked to the bone".

Engineers' institution call for 'clear strategy' over airport expansion

2:40pm Thursday 18th July 2013

THE Government needs a “clear strategy” on increasing demand for airport capacity according to an engineering body spokeswoman.

Vandals strike at historic boat

6:50am Tuesday 16th July 2013

A CANAL boat in Stourport currently being restored to its former glory has been moored at a new site due to repeated vandalism.

Women's work boosts appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Ladies only: From left, Sarah Lange, Jo Peters and Charlotte Kelly.

7:00am Monday 10th December 2012

STOURPORT businesswomen raised £71 for the Bramble Appeal during a special women’s evening to help support the restoration of the canal boat

Walkers step out to boost Bramble

8:10am Monday 3rd December 2012

THE Bramble Appeal has been given another cash boost, pushing it closer to its target.

Shipshape for winter

8:20am Friday 23rd November 2012

THE Bramble Appeal has been given another helping hand following a donation of wood.

Bramble Appeal is halfway to target

Kidderminster Shuttle: Sailing ahead: Jim Amos with Bramble.

7:00am Monday 19th November 2012

THE Shuttle’s appeal to restore canal boat Bramble has almost sailed towards the halfway mark.

Learn about town's spooky history

Kidderminster Shuttle: Spooky goings-on: Benjamin Emson.

9:31am Thursday 11th October 2012

STORIES of ghostly events from the middle ages to the 1980s will be told to raise funds for the Bramble Appeal.

Box of goodies shows canal life

Kidderminster Shuttle: Box Clever: Cliff Brewer and Jenny Shaw.

7:00am Monday 8th October 2012

A GENEROUS Wyre Forest councillor has climbed aboard the Bramble Appeal.

Appeal walk was real stroll for us

8:00am Tuesday 25th September 2012

FATHER and son Mark and Joshua Humphries have put their best feet forward for the Bramble Appeal.

Boat fund boosted by pub event

Kidderminster Shuttle: Bottoms up: Maggie Smith, centre, with barmen Henry Tyas and Rob Bayliss.

7:50am Friday 14th September 2012

IT was bottoms up for the Bramble appeal after it was given another boost by a Stourport pub.

Striding out to help Bramble

Kidderminster Shuttle: Best feet forward: From left, Pauline Annis with Mark and Joshua Humphries by Bramble.

7:20am Thursday 30th August 2012

FATHER and son Joshua and Mark Humphries will be putting their best feet forward for the Bramble Appeal.

Cleaning firm will spruce up canal boat

Kidderminster Shuttle: Squeaky clean: From left, Jim Amos and Joshua and Mark Humphries.

7:00am Monday 27th August 2012

A CLEANING firm will be dusting off Bramble’s cobwebs to ensure it is squeaky clean once restored.

Tutors workshop a valuable lesson

Kidderminster Shuttle: Sailing ahead: Pauline Annis and Liz Sheerin.

8:00am Monday 13th August 2012

THE Bramble Appeal has been given another push forward following a workshop about the restoration of Stourport Canal Basins.

Appeal boosted by Mike's donation

8:10am Friday 3rd August 2012

A WYRE Forest district councillor has given the Bramble Appeal a boost by donating £250 towards the restoration of the canal boat.

Chris helping Bramble pass key safety test

Kidderminster Shuttle: Water-tight: Tim Ellis and Chris Ward, with the certificate.

7:00am Monday 30th July 2012

BRAMBLE can safely make a splash once restored after receiving boat safety examination checks.

Stride out to raise money for Bramble

Kidderminster Shuttle: Best foot forward: Pauline Annis and Konrad Nofer.

7:30am Friday 20th July 2012

WALKERS can take part in a sponsored stroll to raise cash for the Bramble Appeal.

Lottery win just the ticket for Bramble

Kidderminster Shuttle: Generous donation: Liz Sheerin and Dixon Sheppard.

7:20am Monday 16th July 2012

A STOURPORT councillor has given the Bramble Appeal a cash boost.

Asda community spirit helps fund

Kidderminster Shuttle: Supporting appeal: Andrew Clissett and Liz Sheerin, of Stourport Forward, with the prizes.

7:20am Friday 6th July 2012

A KIDDERMINSTER supermarket has jumped aboard the Bramble Appeal to help restore the 1934 canal boat.

Cafe owner boosts Bramble Appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Boosting appeal: Pauline Annis and Wendy Flanagan, of the Windlass Cafe, with the painting.

7:40am Friday 29th June 2012

A STOURPORT cafe owner has boosted the Bramble Appeal after winning a silent auction for a watercolour painting of the town’s canal basins.

Geoff tunes up to help appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: In tune: Geoff Shaw.

1:30pm Saturday 23rd June 2012

A STOURPORT volunteer did not let the rain get in the way of him tuning up when he belted out canal songs in the town to raise cash for the Bramble Appeal.

All hands on deck for Bramble

Kidderminster Shuttle: All aboard: Jim Amos on Bramble. Buy this photo 191228L at or by calling 01562 633333.

8:00am Friday 4th May 2012

IT’S all hands on deck for Bramble, as the man at the helm of her restoration needs some TLC himself.

Second Indian eatery joins our Bramble Appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Spice is right: Tazul Islam will be cooking up a treat for the Bramble Appeal via the Spennells Tandoori.Buy this photo 171221L at or by calling 01562 633333.

7:00am Sunday 22nd April 2012

A SECOND Indian eatery has found the right recipe to help the Bramble Appeal.

Kidderminster artist donates painting to Bramble Appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Picture perfect: Liz Sheerin, manager of Stourport Forward and Ken Jackson. Buy this photo 151250M at or by calling 01562 633333.

8:00am Thursday 12th April 2012

A FORMER chairman of Kidderminster Art Society has donated a painting of Stourport Canal Basins to the Bramble Appeal.

Asda jumps aboard the Bramble Appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Public vote: From left, Mike Green of Wyre Forest Naval Training Corps, Liz Sheerin of Stourport Forward, Andrew Clissett and Zana Collins, WASU Chief Executive. Buy this photo 141216M at or by calling 01562 633333.

8:30am Thursday 5th April 2012

ASDA in Kidderminster has jumped aboard The Shuttle’s Bramble Appeal and customers can help us sail closer to our target.

Materials arrive for Bramble's living quarters

Kidderminster Shuttle: Material gifts: From left, Colin Callaghan of Thomas Vale, Jim Amos and Pauline Annis. Buy this photo 131246L at or by calling 01562 633333.

7:50am Thursday 29th March 2012

WORK has begun to rebuild the living quarters of canal boat Bramble, thanks to a delivery of materials donated by Stourport constructors Thomas Vale.

Ladies night raises £51 for Bramble Appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Living history: Stourport Forward volunteer Geoff Shaw with Bramble. Buy this photo 131227M at or by calling 01562 633333.

7:00am Thursday 22nd March 2012

A LADIES night in Kidderminster raised £51 for canal boat Bramble, which can soon be viewed by school children.

Kidderminster beauty students help to make over Bramble

Kidderminster Shuttle: Make over: NVQ level 2 students Toni Bird, left and Amy Cook. Buy this photo 121251M at or by calling 01562 633333.

7:00am Friday 16th March 2012

BEAUTY students at Kidderminster College are helping to give historic canal boat Bramble a ‘makeover’.

Brantano steps up for the Bramble appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Stepping in: From left, back, Kathryn Jones, Jean Jay, Debbie Cox, Lisa Price and Tina D’Nada. Front, Amanda Jones, Gavin Crowther and Dewi Jones as Sketch.Buy this photo 111222L at or by calling 01562 633333.

8:00am Friday 9th March 2012

IT is best foot forward for our Bramble Appeal as a Kidderminster shoe store steps in to raise money for the canal boat’s restoration.

Bramble: the work begins

Kidderminster Shuttle: Ready for action: Volunteer Jim Amos and Bramble in the dry dock.Buy this photo 091235M at or by calling 01562 633333.

8:42am Thursday 1st March 2012

AS The Bramble Appeal sails closer to the half way line in its fund-raising target, the 1934 working canal boat has moved into a dry dock for the start of her restoration.

Lions share to help renovate Bramble

Kidderminster Shuttle: Lions share: From left, Lion Ron Cross, Stourport Forward volunteer Jim Amos and Lion Terry White. Photo by Colin Hill.

7:00am Friday 24th February 2012

CANAL boat Bramble is sailing closer to becoming a “mane” attraction after Kidderminster and District Lions Club donated £500 towards her transformation.

Thomas Vale donates materials to rebuild Bramble

Kidderminster Shuttle: Material gifts: From left, Colin Callaghan, Liz Sheerin manager of Stourport Forward, Clive Fletcher and Alan Knight. Buy this photo 061227M at or by calling 01562 633333.

12:10pm Saturday 18th February 2012

STOURPORT contractor Thomas Vale has donated materials worth more than £1,000 to help rebuild historic canal boat Bramble.

Rope ties up a piece of history for Bramble

Kidderminster Shuttle: Fond memories:  Jo Atkiss and Stourport Forward volunteer Jim Amos with the rope. Buy this photo 061232L at or by calling 01562 633333.

7:40am Friday 10th February 2012

A FORMER narrowboat owner has got tied up in our Bramble Appeal by donating rope from her own fondly-remembered vessel.

Indian restaurant spices up Bramble Appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Spicing up: Mokbul Hussain, left and Hussain Moshahid. Buy this photo 051224L at or by calling 01562 633333.

7:00am Thursday 2nd February 2012

A KIDDERMINSTER Indian restaurant is spicing up our Bramble Appeal by pledging some of its takings towards giving the 1934 canal boat a new lease of life.

Volunteer donates authentic items to Bramble Appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Setting sail: Jean Percival gives authentic items to the Stourport Forward volunteer at the helm of restoring Bramble, Jim Amos. Buy this photo 041248M at or by calling 01562 633333.

7:00am Friday 27th January 2012

A STOURPORT volunteer, who once lived on a narrowboat, has donated items to furnish Bramble, as The Shuttle continues its appeal to get the vintage vessel looking ship shape.

Cheers! Stourport pub joins our Bramble Appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Local support: From left, Robert Baylis, Maggie Smith and Jim Amos, Stourport Forward volunteer.Buy this photo 031220M at or call 01562 633333.

10:37am Thursday 19th January 2012

A STOURPORT pub is the second business to get behind our Bramble Appeal by donating money towards restoring the canal boat to its former glory.

Great launch for Bramble

Kidderminster Shuttle: All aboard: Left: Clive Fletcher, centre, and the development team, with Liz Sheerin, second left.Buy this photo 021219M at or by calling 01562 633333.

9:20am Thursday 12th January 2012

DEVELOPERS at Stourport Canal Basins are the first to jump aboard our Bramble Appeal by donating £1,100 to get the boat looking ship shape.

Ways you can help our appeal

4:48pm Wednesday 18th January 2012

Ways to jump aboard our Bramble Appeal: n If you or your school or group can organise a fund-raising event, contact The Shuttle and we will help publicise it by featuring it in our weekly coverage .

Let's keep our history afloat - help us save canal boat

Kidderminster Shuttle: Launching Bramble: Jim Amos with the historic canal boat The Shuttle wants to return to its former glory. Buy this photo 321142L at by calling 01562 633333.

7:40am Thursday 5th January 2012

THE Shuttle is launching an appeal to restore a historic canal boat named Bramble to her former glory at Stourport Canal Basins.


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