Britain’s lost rivers resurrected and freed to go with the flow

Guardian: The brick-lined culvert that runs through the centre of Manchester's Philips Park has all the charm of an open sewer. There are no grassy banks, no fish, no reeds or other aquatic plants, no signs of life. Apart from a few broken bottles and an occasional rusting supermarket trolley, the waterway – built at the turn of the 20th century – is featureless and sterile for its entire mile-long course through the park. The 2m-wide channel could pass for a section of the city's sewage works. In fact,......

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