Mining jobs hope for Cumbria

A mining company will speak to residents of a Cumbrian village about their hopes to bring around 500 jobs to the area with the development of a zinc and lead mine.

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Ambitious mining plans revealed

Five hundred jobs could be created if plans go ahead to bring lead and zinc mining back to a village in the Pennines.

Commercial mining started in Nenthead near Alston more than 300 years ago, and after it reached a peak in the middle of the 19th century, before declining.

An Irish mining company thinks there might be previously undiscovered resources still there as John Bevir reports:

In the report John speaks to Dick Phillips fromAlston Moor Parish Council and local resident Alex Martin.

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