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Inquiry into Druridge Bay opencast mine opens with a protest

Campaigners have been protesting today at the opening of a three-week public inquiry into whether to dig a massive open-cast coal mine at Highthorn, near the nature reserve and beauty spot of Druridge Bay. The rally at inquiry venue Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club follows a giant-scale protest yesterday against mining firm Banks Group, which saw campaigners climb controversial “public