Sirius Minerals had warned that the Whitby mine could go into liquidation unless shareholders agreed to the offer from Anglo-American.Read the full story ›
Potash production at Boulby is expected to end in six months time, with the loss of a 'significant' number of jobs.Read the full story ›
Cleveland Potash Limited are seeking a 40-year extension of planning permission.Read the full story ›
Its the first stage of a multi-billion plan to build a potash mine near Whitby and a processing facility on TeessideRead the full story ›
245 million pounds has been invested in Sirius Minerals as it starts raising money to pay for its planned North Yorkshire mine.
The money has come from an Australian company owned by billionaire Gina Rinehart.
It's stage one of securing finance for the mine to be built under moorland near Whitby - a project that will cost around 1.7 billion pounds.
ICL, a global manufacturer of essential minerals, has today announced 140 job losses at Boulby Potash Mine.Read the full story ›
Tom Blenkinsop, and Anna Turley have sent a joint letter to the Chancellor ahead of the Spending Review and the Autumn Statement.Read the full story ›
The Campaign for National Parks says it will not mount a legal challenge against the North York Moors National Park Authority.Read the full story ›
Controversial plans to sink a mile deep mine shaft and create a 1,000 jobs in the heart of the North York Moors National Park near Whitby have been approved at a planning committee tonight - June 30.
Mining firm Sirius Minerals wants to dig billions of tonnes of potash - a type of fertiliser - from beneath the moors and seabed.
But dozens of environmental groups say the mine will harm one of the region's finest landscapes and damage the vital tourism industry.
The decision was won by eight votes to seven.
200 new workers have been taken on at the country's biggest potash mine as part of a major expansion.
Cleveland Potash is investing £300m at its site near Saltburn and says it will increase production and help secure of the mine for another 40 years in the future.
1100 people are currently employed by the company, which is looking to recruit another 85.
It mines potash and polyhalite used in fertilisers and extracts salt which is used to grit the roads.
As well as employing local people, the firm is drawing from a pool of experienced former miners to make sure it can meet demand.