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Aggregates pull into £2.4bn mine

Aggregates pull into £2.4bn mine

The first trainload of material for the building of a £2.4bn polyhalite mine in North Yorkshire pulled into Teesside this week.

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Quarry safety on kids' curriculum

Minerals leaders have teamed up with safety experts to launch a "baccalaureate" challenge to keep people safe around water.

Industry-first lime service

A service billed as an industry first has rumbled into action with small-scale liquid lime delivery vehicles targeting smaller companies or those in remote...

Boost for biggest housebuilder

Britain's biggest housebuilder is expecting to construct the highest number of homes in nine years as sales hit record levels.

MPA warning on fatalities

New official figures that reveal five people were killed on minerals sites in 2015 has led to industry leaders demanding urgent action.

Restoration vanquishes Scottish Coal legacy

Plans to restore a surface coal mine that became a flashpoint of both social as well as industrial decline moved a step closer last week following submission...