Midland Canal

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Midland Canal,

Ger. Mittelland Kanal, artificial waterway system of Germany, extending eastward c.200 mi (320 km) along the North German plain from the Dortmund-Ems Canal, Germany, to Magdeburg, Germany, on the Elbe River. An eastward extension of the Midland Canal passes through Berlin and connects with the Oder River. The system is made up of a series of canals that join parallel north-flowing rivers. The canal facilitates east-west transportation of raw materials and manufactured goods, with coal and iron constituting a large portion of the barge traffic.
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A 42-YEAR-OLD man who was hauled from a Midland canal by firefighters on Friday has died in hospital.
A MAGISTRATE has refused to name a 14-year-old schoolboy who pushed three adults into a Midland canal in a string of "sickening" attacks.
Three people were taken to hospital yesterday after their narrow boat sank in a Midland canal. The two men and and woman would submerged in freezing waters when their vessel stuck a lock on the Shropshire Union Canal in Staffordshire.
A MIDLAND canal burst its banks last night, bringing fresh flooding misery for a nearby family.
A GIRL was grabbed from behind, threatened with a knife and assaulted as she walked along a Midland canal.
An innovative new scheme shipping paper waste by barge is set to revitalise part of the Midland canal network as a working industrial transport corridor.
A BOAT company will be left high and dry when a Midland canal is closed for 18 months.
A DISABLED man was attacked by two thugs as he fed ducks on a Midland canal.
HOUSING developers are facing legal action after a stretch of Midland canal was turned into a rubbish tip.
A MIDLAND canal bridge has been fitted with a CCTV camera in a bid to combat a spate of accidents.
A seven-week drought has left Edgbaston Reservoir thirsty and boaters stranded as the much-needed water resource has been dredged to supply the Midland canal system.
TWO teenage sweethearts who were "worried" their families would not approve of their relationship drowned in a Midland canal tragedy, an inquest heard.

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