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Event: BCRA Cave Science Symposium, 21st and 22nd October 2017

British Cave Research Association, 28th Cave Science Symposium hosted jointly with the Yorkshire Geological Society and Leeds Geological Association Symposium - Saturday 21st October, 2017 ...
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Cambrian Caving Council Open Meeting on the Welsh Goverment’s Consultation on Management of Natural Resources

The Welsh Government has produced a consultation document entitled Taking Forward Wales’ Sustainable Management of Natural Resources. The overview states that the government's intention is ...
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News: No Access to Box Mines, Wiltshire

Following two recent rescues from Box Mines, Wiltshire, quarry owners Hanson UK are proceeding with the gating of other entrances. One of the recent rescues ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 10th and 11th July 2017

Due to the heavy rain forecast for tomorrow in the region, information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that ...
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News: Two Rescues at Box Mines, Wiltshire

Firefighters and cave rescuers have had to attend Box Mines near Corsham, Wiltshire, twice in three days to assist parties in trouble underground. On 2 ...
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NAMHO Annual Conference 2017 – Lecture Review

It fell to me to arrange and host the two days of lectures for the 2017 conference of the National Association of Mining History Organisations ...
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Remembering Mossdale fifty years on

Remembering Mossdale fifty years on
On Saturday 24th June 1967 a strong team of ten cavers led by Dave Adamson entered Mossdale Caverns on a beautiful summers day intending to ...
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Behind the Scenes at the Mendip Cave Photography Exhibition and Competition

Caver and photographer Mark Burkey impressed the judges so much at the recent Mendip Cave Photography Exhibition and Competition that he swept up the prize ...
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Book Review: The White Road

Simon Newman would be the first to admit that a bad fall eight years ago, climbing in Wales, gave his confidence, as well as his ...
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News: BCA AGM – Constitutional Matters

The BCA AGM was held on Sunday 11th June, with a raft of constitutional matters on the agenda. Darkness Below has received the following summary ...
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News: Descent 256 Now Available

Descent 256 is now available! As ever, Newsdesk will bring you up to date with news from around the world. A new species of blind ...
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News: Generous Gift to SECRO in Memory of the late Paul Dold LRPS

Paul Dold's death last year in a diving accident in Cornwall shocked his many friends in a way only the unexpected death of someone with ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 6th and 7th June 2017

Due to the continuing heavy rain in the region, information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that there is ...
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Descent 256 Coming Soon!

Descent 256 is on its way! Make sure your subscription is up to date so you don’t miss out on all the latest caving and ...
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News: Improvements to Access and Parking at Bull Pot Farm, Casterton

Red Rose Cave & Pothole Club have recently received a grant of £400 from the Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale (South Lakeland) Community Grants Fund to ...
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Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on Thursday 25th May 2017

Information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that there is to be a planned release of water from an ...
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News: Researchers Extract Human DNA From Cave Sediments

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany have developed a new method of retrieving hominin DNA from sediments, even in the absence of ...
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News: Successful Cave Diving Rescue in Mallorca

News: Successful Cave Diving Rescue in Mallorca
Spanish cave diver Xisco Gracia (54) survived 60 hours stranded in an air bell in the cave of Sa Piqueta in Cala Romantica, Mallorca after ...
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