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Report warning on minerals

Report warning on minerals

Demand for land-won sand and gravel continues to outstrip the amount of new reserves being permitted, new figures suggest.

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MPA launches training courses

Minerals chiefs have teamed up with two of the UK's most respected management and skills associations to help industry professionals raise their game on...

Consultancy expands minerals' team

One of the UK's biggest names in land and property consultancy has beefed up its capabilities in both minerals and waste management by appointing a new...

Banks boosted by new fleet

Banks Group has spent more than £650,000 on a new fleet of HGVs in a bid to further reduce its vehicle emissions levels.

Mining's massive impact revealed

Humans have overtaken nature as the biggest contributors to landscape evolution, with mineral extraction and dredging being major causes of change, scientists...

Court victory for Banks' coal mine

A mining company has made a personal call to the communities secretary to give the go-ahead to a new surface pit after a stunning court victory over his...