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December Caption Competition Results

December 2015 Caption
  A big thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to Dave King, winner of the December Caption Competition with his entry above! The two runners ...
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News: Cave and Karst Science now available

Volume 42 of The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association for December 2015 is now available. The current edition contains papers on: "Hidden Recesses ...
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News: Gazetteer of Caves, Fissures and Rock Shelters in Britain Containing Human Remains

Looking for information on human remains in caves? Look no further. Professor Andrew Chamberlain of the University of Manchester has compiled a gazetteer of all ...
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Expedition News: New Deepest Cave in Myanmar

The British Shan Plateau Expedition has just returned from their sixth expedition in seven years with the discovery of the new deepest cave in Myanmar ...
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Rescue: Muddy but safe!

On Sunday afternoon, a group of volunteers from North East Wales Search and Rescue was called out to help retrieve Molly the spaniel who had ...
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News: Tankard Shaft Dig, Priddy

An enthusiastic team of cavers, has been given permission to investigate a mine shaft that opened up in a field just east of the Hunters’ ...
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News: St Cuthbert’s Reopened and Water Level Warning

We reported in November that St. Cuthbert's Swallet, on Mendip had been closed due to instability in the entrance series Happily we can now report ...
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Reflections on developments in the CRoW debate

More Press coverage A publicised visit by two Members of Parliament to Gaping Ghyll was reported here a few days ago. The press release was ...
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Event: Wessex Cave Club Ceilidh

Mendip clubs are highly competitive but also very sociable - a winning combination for having a great time! As an example of this, on the ...
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Event: BCA 2016 AGM Notice – Could YOU be BCA’s new Secretary?

The current Secretary of the British Caving Association, Damian Weare, will not be seeking re-election at this year's AGM in June, due to other commitments ...
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News: British Caving Library – Registry of Caving Collections

One of the activities of the British Caving Library is cataloguing collections of donated caving material from once active cavers, mainly documents in the form ...
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News: MPs visit Gaping Gill

MP visit to Gaping Gill
Report by David Rose TWO Conservative MPs and a leading QC have paid a visit to Britain’s highest waterfall – the mighty cascade that tumbles ...
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Mining News: Alltycrib (Talybont) Lead Mine, Ceredigion

Can everyone please stay clear of Talybont shaft to deep adit, please, until further notice. Heavy rain plus ongoing work has caused some movement at ...
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December NAMHO Newsletter Published

A good source for news on things that matter to mine explorers and historians is the NAMHO newsletter. The latest issue, for December 2015, has ...
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News: Urgent Appeal – Floods in the North

Cavers know all about self-help. We all have to be very self-reliant in all that we do underground. And this is reflected in the fact ...
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Kellingley Colliery closure – a time for reflection

At midday on 18th December 2015, the last shift of miners was brought to surface at Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire. The papers and television channels ...
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News: Plenty of cavers?

We've all heard of Match.com and Plenty of Fish, but Teri Stephens and James Sherrell have created a Facebook Group offering single cavers the opportunity to ...
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News: Cwmystwyth underground works 2016

Scheduled Ancient Monument consent has been granted for underground works in Lefel Fawr which involves stabilisation of a sagging timber above the skipway and improvement ...
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