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PLAN TO FLATTEN SLAG HEAPS RUNS INTO OPPOSITION

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Northumberland CC's plan to flatten slag heaps in former mining areas has met with opposition from local people, BB...
Northumberland CC's plan to flatten slag heaps in former mining areas has met with opposition from local people, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

The county and districts have agreed to spend nearly £1m on removing the heaps and restoring the landscape.

But residents of one village told the programme they preferred to keep the slag heaps, as part of the local heritage. There were better ways to spend the money, they said.
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