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COVID-19 Crisis – What’s closed or cancelled?

UPDATED 3rd April 2020 NATIONAL RULES RESTRICTING MOVEMENT With the rapidly developing situation and the instructions issued by the Government now being enforced by civil ...
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BCRA newsletter March 2020

>>Latest COVID-19 News In this newsletter... Field Meetings and Library access (COVID 19) Membership Renewal Latest periodicals now online British Cave Science Centre For news ...
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Coming soon in Decent 273 – why some cave tourists got an eyeful!

As we enter interesting times across the country, you can still lose yourself in underground worlds by making sure you get your copy of Descent ...
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Losing yourself down the rabbit hole – an anthology of Mendip cave rescues

If you're anticipating having a lot of time on your hands and wondering what on earth you are going to do with your time during ...
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Using dental wear to estimate age at death – work on cave archaeology

Sammy Field, from the University of Southampton, visited the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society's collections as a PhD researcher to collect data for her thesis, ...
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Review: Adventures Underground

Following Alan Jefferys' review of Concrete Evidence by Victor S Wigmore, Darkness Below heard from Jim Pennington who came across another novel by Wigmore. Jim ...
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BCA Newsletter now available

The BCA Newsletter 37 - February 2020 is now available. Editor David Rose has put out a bumper edition which is both visually attractive, thanks ...
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In the news …

Here we go with our latest round-up of news and views from around the world. If you see anything you think we might have missed, ...
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Deep, dark and pretty – caves in the latest issue of Descent!

Descent 272 has now arrived! If a copy hasn’t reached you, it’s time to head over to Wildplaces Publishing to subscribe now or if you’re ...
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Correspondent: Nick Harding. Axbridge Caving Group have broken into the long lost Upper Canada Cave in Hutton, near Western-super-Mare. The discovery of Upper Canada Cave came about ...
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The BBC Earth site is reporting the discovery of a pair of mummified cave lion cubs which have emerged from thawing ice in Siberia. Uyan and Dina ...
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Cavers Stuart France and Nigel Rogers are involved in the on-going dispute over closing or gating the Drws Cefn entrance to Ogof Draenen in South ...
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NSS 75th Anniversary 2016
In what promises, along with Eurospeleo 2016, to be one of the biggest events of next year the 2016 National Speleological Society are holding their convention ...
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We've started adding club pages to the site. Although we'll add a page for a club as we come across relevant stories this is also ...
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Sixteen UWFRA members attended a call out at Heber's Gyhll near Ilkley on Saturday assisting a 61 year old male who had fallen five metres into ...
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Congratulations to the Soggy Bottom Digging Team for their magnificent effort in Home Close Hole during the past year. They are worthy winners of the ...
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Four years after the rock falls that not only radically altered the 3rd pitch but also blocked the way on to the 4th and 5th ...
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DI Tony McLean struggles to find a link between a series of bizarre killings in Edinburgh. Prayer for the Dead, the fifth book in James ...
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Due to instability in the entrance series St Cuthbert’s has been closed until work to fix the problem has been carried out. The BEC committee ...
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If, like us, you've a pile of old toners, ink cartridges or old mobile phones lying around the office (well not so many mobiles admittedly) ...
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Over the weekend during a rescue on Ingleborough a Bristow Search and Rescue helicopter landed to discuss the incident with CRO Rescue Controllers and were unable to ...
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Garrison in Southern Indiana is a town that’s harbouring quite a few secrets, as Mark Novak discovers to his cost when he’s sent to look ...
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Archaeologists and cavers working together have recovered skulls and bones as well as noting strange wall markings from an unnamed cave in the Yorkshire Dales. The story to date ...
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John Tudek is a caver and artist who is releasing a series of cartoons which under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commerical Licence, which means clubs ...
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Photo copyright Peter Burgess
UPDATE (24th Nov 2015) : NAMHO Council have accepted the offer by WCMS to host NAMHO 2017. The Wealden Cave and Mine Society (WCMS) have ...
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Do you fancy working for the British Caving Association? Along with the news that the two of the BCA council are wanting to step down ...
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The latest edition of the BCA newsletter is now available (October 2015). This is the first electronic only newsletter - paper copies will no longer ...
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