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2008-10-08 18:00:00

By Dave Black PLANNING controls imposed on opencast mining in south east Northumberland were in tatters last night after a second site was approved in what was previously an official no-go area for the industry. County councillors approved the extraction of 2 million tonnes of coal from 600 acres at Potland Burn on the edge of Ashington, despite the site lying in an opencast constraint area where mining is actively discouraged. A year ago the Government allowed a plan to dig 3.4...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'