This lunch time Santa and his helpers visited the offices of Banks Group in Meadowfield, Durham. Santa left ‘coal’ for Chairmen Harry Banks, as his company are considering mining 520,000 tonnes of coal from Bradley, near Dipton, County Durham [1]. Lisa Wilson, one of Santa’s helpers said “Opencast coal mines destroy local ecosystems and contribute […]

Canaries Shut the Mine – Bristol Benefit Gig
11th September 2017

Bristol Rising Tide Presents: Canaries Shut the Mine Friday 22nd September 7pm £5 Featuring: Solana – Polyrhythmic folk world music. The Globo Collective – psychedelic good vibes fusion. Otherstory Puppetry – Roots of Resistance live animation show celebrating 20 years of environmental direct action with Earth First! Cocktails, local cider from Barley Wood Orchard, snacks […]

Druridge Bay inquiry closes
23rd June 2017

Wednesday 21st June saw the end of a three week public inquiry into the fate of Druridge Bay. Save Druridge, the local opposition group and Friends of the Earth showed why this area’s value is far greater than 3 million tonnes of coal. Local people spoke from their heart of the tranquility of the beaches, […]

— Interim snap shot of the days the Coal Action Network has seen of the public inquiry into Banks Mining’s application to opencast mine at Druridge Bay. — The public inquiry which will decide the future of Druridge Bay in Northumberland is reaching the end of its second week. Bank’s mining has presented its witnesses […]

Next Wednesday (31st May) is the first day of a public inquiry which will decide whether 3 million tonnes of coal will be mined from near Druridge Bay in Northumberland. On the day that the inquiry begins there will be a rallies organised by Save Druridge and Friends of the Earth. The inquiry is being […]

Today, we were sentenced to pay £10,000 compensation charges to Miller Argent Ltd, after pleading guilty to aggravated trespass by shutting down Ffos-y-fran coal mine for one day. by Andrea Brock, Chris Field, Rick Felgate, Kim Turner and The Canary (8th May 2017) In the early hours of 21st April 2017, under the banner of […]