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Quarrier wins newt licence

Quarrier wins newt licence

A quarry company has been granted a licence to relocate great crested newts at a site in Ludlow, Shropshire.

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Ruling on conflict minerals

A British politician has welcomed what he calls "unprecedented" rules to tackle the use of conflict minerals in common household goods.

MPs hail rail freight

MPs insisted rail freight was essential to construction in front of 80 industry leaders at a recent parliamentary reception.

Victory in levy challenge

The British Aggregates Association (BAA) has overcome two challenges to appeals it lodged at the EU general court over the highly controversial aggregates...

Breedon takes over Sherburn

Breedon has rounded off a jump in both sales volumes and revenues by agreeing to buy Sherburn Minerals Group for around £15.7m.

Fears on tungsten supplies

World production of tungsten concentrates is estimated to fall around 5% throwing uncertainty on supply, demand, trade and prices.