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Shoppers flocked to the launch party which marked the opening of the new Glasshoughton ASDA store. The entertainment, which wowed the crowds before the grand opening at 10am, involved cheerleaders from Castleford’s Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary S...

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The UK Ambassador to the Czech Republic officially launched a dedicated conference exploring brownfield regeneration prospects for the region today. Her Excellency Linda Duffield hosted the unique forum at the Marriott Hotel, Na Porici 7, Prague 1...

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ATTRACTING more than one industry is at the heart of sustaining and maintaining the Glass Houghton site for generations to come. But at the start of the project the developers faced opposition to their plans for the former pit site. Helen...

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Glass Houghton was once a thriving colliery and coke works. Surface coal was first extracted in 1570 and in 1793 a colliery was started. Deep mining began with the opening of Glass Houghton colliery, in 1869. But in 1978 the coke works...

12 September 2008

Purifying the past

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With an investment of £250m, 3,000 jobs created and more than three million visitors a year, the former colliery at Glass Houghton near Castleford has been a major success story for the district. Hundreds of jobs were lost in the 1970s an...