Straw 'sausages' brought in to help with battle against blanket weed on restored canal

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Barley straw being packed into giant sausages before being dropped into the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal in Somerset. Eighteen of the straw 'sausages' are being used by British Waterways to help clear blanket weed in preparation for the canal's reopening in June after 20 years of restoration. The straw combats weeds and algae