One of the country’s final remaining coal mines in Bradley, near Durham, will close this week, as the UK moves further towards being coal-free. The owner of the surface mine, the Banks Group, said Bradley will extract its last coal on Monday 17 August, The Observer reports, two months after its sister site at Shotton in Northumberland ended its own coal production. Banks Group runs mines in the south of Wales and Scotland, and applied for permission to extend the life of its final mine in England until 2021, but earlier this summer the application was denied.
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