Drivers are being warned to keep roads in Durham city clear or face the risk of having their cars towed away.Read the full story ›
Anne-Marie Trevelyan has written to the Secretary of State and the energy secretary in a bid to halt plans for the Northumberland mineRead the full story ›
The environmental campaign group called the decision to approve the plans 'terrible'Read the full story ›
The Banks Group said it would invest around £120m in the North East economy through the project, and create at least 100 jobs on the site.Read the full story ›
Northumberland Council gave the green light to the opencast mine near Druridge Bay. It will now go before the Secretary of StateRead the full story ›
Ahead of Northumberland County Council's decision whether to approve an open cast mine, campaigners say it would be 'an act of vandalism'Read the full story ›
Archaeologists working at a regional surface mine have uncovered an Iron Age settlement.Read the full story ›
Final plans are being submitted to create Europe's largest potash mine. York Potash hope to build the £2bn mine on the North York Moors National Park. Campaigners argue it could ruin the environment but supporters say it would bring jobs.
Last year, the controversial plans were deferred till now. York Potash asked for more time to submit further details on the application - deferring the decision for a third time.
A special service will be held today to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of ironstone mining in Cleveland.
At its peak there were 83 iron ore mines employing more than 40,000 men. By the late 1950s only seven remained and in 1964 the last one closed down. The service at 3.00pm in St Helen's Parish Church in Carlin How will celebrate this important part of Cleveland's industrial heritage.
If the conditions are right, Canadian company, Minco, wants to bring back mining with potentially a huge boost to employment.Read the full story ›