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A section of the proposed Highthorn opencast mine site near Widdrington and Druridge Bay.

‘We already have enough coal’

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire is being urged by Friends of the Earth to reject planning permission for an opencast coal mine in Northumberland as it claims that UK power stations already have enough stock-piled coal to last until 2025 – when coal-fired power generation is due to end.

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Image of yesteryear, from 1989, if you recognise any of those pictured, please get in touch and let us know.

Ladies in a line-up, but for what?

We’ve found this picture in our archives from back in 1989 showing these ladies in Ponteland, but we don’t know much about it. If you recognise anyone pictured, or can tell us more about it, please get in touch with us.

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