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The Pensions Protection Fund took over the pensions liability for UK Coal on the 9th July 2013. Since then there has been much speculation as to what this actually means for the workers, residents near working mines, proposed sites and UK Coal. Sadly UK Coal still intend to apply for applications to mine at all […]

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Update – Late June 2013 Decision delayed again: The Hoodsclose application now will not be decided in July. The delay this time is all down to UK Coal who have apparently indicated to Northumberland County Council that they have more data to submit. Just 1 week before the target determination date this information still has […]

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High Court Demo Against UK Coal
June 5, 2013

Social Justice and Environmental Campaigners demonstrated at the High Court of Justice, London. Today desperate Coal Company – UK Coal sought to over-rule the community, Durham Council and the Secretary of State’s Inspectors to be allowed to mine over half a million tonnes of coal from rural County Durham. Today was the first of two […]

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Demonstration in central London against UK Coal this Wednesday UK Coal have been trying to opencast Bradley, Dipton in county Durham. First their planning application was unanimously rejected by the local council. Then they lost on appeal and now they’re seeking a judicial review. Please join The Coal Action Network at 9am on 5th June […]

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UK Coal wont let go
May 16, 2013

Struggling mining company UK Coal are desperate to opencast 556,000 tonnes of coal from Bradley, County Durham. They are taking their application to Judicial Review on 5th June at the London High Court. UK Coal seemed to be going into liquidation voluntarily (according to a report in the Financial Times). Local businesses in the North […]

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  Today UK Coal announced it is planning to go into liquidation. UK Coal Operations, part owned by Coalfield Resources, proposes a voluntary liquidation and the handing over of its remaining mines to a new company. UK Coal state that the fire which closed their Daw Mill Colliery, lost the company £260m in coal and […]

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Victory against UK Coal!
February 26, 2012

The Pont Valley Network and Durham County Council have successfully prevented UK Coal mining half a million tonnes of Coal from Bradley when UK Coal appealed the decision made last year. The inspectors report was published on Thursday 23rd February which rejects the appeal, by UK Coal. Durham County Council unanimously rejected the application a […]