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Sirius Minerals publishes plans for North Yorkshire potash mine

Sirius Minerals has issued its 'blueprint' for the York Potash project. It defines the logistics of costs and timings. With a £2.4 billion investment, over 1,000 long term jobs will be created and a further 1,500 jobs will be available indirectly.

Sirius issues plans for North Yorkshire potash mine

The company will sink a mile-deep mine shaft in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, near Whitby. The mining firm wants to dig billions of tonnes of potash (a type of fertiliser) from beneath the moors and seabed.



Whitby parents fight to keep school open

Eskdale School. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Parents in North Yorkshire are vowing to fight plans to close a middle school in Whitby and merge it with another.

Eskdale School, which has pupils aged 11 to 14, would be incorporated into the larger Cademon College.

North Yorkshire County Council says it is to improve standards and recruit more good teachers. However, parents are they are worried about upheaval for their children.

Downton's Joanne Frogatt nominated for Golden Globe

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Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt, from Littlebeck near Whitby, has been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Joanna who plays Anna, Lady's Maid to Lady Mary Crawley, in Downton Abbey, was nominated in the category of best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie.

It could be second time lucky for Joanne who won best supporting actress for her role in Downton Abbey last year.

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