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Two awards for minerals firm

Two awards for minerals firm

A building and aggregates company has won an infrastructure and renewables gong for building a tunnel and then re-landscaping the site.

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Quarry discharge licenses granted

Controversial plans by a hydro power company to empty standing rainwater from two disused quarries have moved forward with the granting of licences.

BAA database updated

Ongoing flood risks and recent icy weather have prompted aggregates leaders to update a list of companies that can help local authorities and highways...

New risk guide for minerals

New guidance on health risk assessments (HRA) for mining and metals companies has been published.

MP bitter at fracking ruling

A high court ruling that fracking can go ahead has drawn fire from a politician who called the crunch decision a bitter disappointment.

Construction bounces back

UK construction companies have three reasons for cheer after market reports from three analysts suggested cautious optimism and a growth in activity.