Mineral planning news and policy developments covering aggregates, building stone, industrial and energy minerals, development plans, restoration and research.
Building materials and construction firm Tarmac says it is one of the first major UK construction companies to provide expectant mothers with specialist high-visibility maternity protective clothing when required.
The Environment Agency (EA) has named the consultants it is to work with on delivering its £2.6bn capital investment plan.
Aggregate Industries says it has achieved a "major milestone" by becoming the first construction materials supplier to gain PAS 2080 verification.
Banks Mining says it has signed deals worth £1.5m with local companies for equipment and services at its Bradley surface mine.
Tarmac has more than 80 places on its apprenticeship scheme up for grabs, but the deadline for applications closes on 11 April.
Somerset County Council's regulation committee has backed plans by Glastonbury music festival founder Michael Eavis to quarry stone at Worthy Farm.