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25 July 2022

New peat landslides in Shetland (including a very interesting landslide video)

On 4 July 2022 a peat landslide occurred at the site of a windfarm under construction in Shetland, north Scotland.

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11 April 2022

Bedruthan Steps: another “face” in a landslide scar

Bedruthan Steps in Cornwall, England: another “face” in a landslide scar

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25 February 2022

Lyneham – an interesting landslide from the south of England

Last week, a landslide disrupted the B4069 road at Lyneham in S. England. Initial analysis suggests this could be the reactivation of an ancient solifluction failure.

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24 February 2022

The A57 Snake Pass – closed by three landslides

The A57 Snake Pass between Sheffield and Manchester in England has been closed for at least a month by three rainfall induced landslides.

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7 February 2022

An unusual embankment failure near to Northampton

Google StreetView has imaged the aftermath of an unusual embankment failure near to Northampton at a warehouse construction site in the UK

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24 May 2021

Rest and Be Thankful: an update on the landslide mitigation works

Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland: a remarkable bund, 6 m high and 180 m long, has been constructed to protect the Old Military Road from landslides

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20 April 2021

The 19 April 2021 coastal landslide at Nefyn Bay in North Wales

The 19 April 2021 coastal landslide at Nefyn Bay in North Wales, which was caught on a brilliant video by a woman on the beach.

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30 March 2021

The resilience of rail infrastructure: reports from the Network Rail earthworks and weather advisory task forces

The resilience of rail infrastructure: reports from the Network Rail earthworks and weather advisory task forces

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22 March 2021

The preferred route corridor for the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful

Late last week the Scottish Government announced the preferred route corridor for the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful. The road will remain within Glen Croe, but there is a range of options for how it will be aligned.

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1 March 2021

Staithes: an interesting place to pitch a tent for the weekend

Staithes: an interesting place to pitch a tent for the weekend. A couple and their child pitched their tent on the top of a landslide block

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4 February 2021

The White Cliffs of Dover chalk cliff collapse

The 3 February 2021 White Cliffs of Dover chalk cliff collapse in Kent, England, which was caught on a brilliant video.

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9 October 2020

Rest and Be Thankful: the cause of the landslide problems

The problematic A83 at Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland: the cause of the landslide problems that cause repeated disruption

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25 August 2020

Initial information about the fatal landslide-induced train derailment at Carmont, Scotland

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released factual information about the fatal landslide-induced train derailment at Carmont

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13 August 2020

Stonehaven: landslides on the UK railway network

Yesterday a rail accident near to Stonehaven in Scotland killed three people. There is speculation that it was caused by a landslide. This shines a light on the challenges of managing ageing earthworks on the UK rail system.

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5 April 2020

The 1935 colliery landslide in Cwmaman, South Wales

In 1935 a large colliery landslide came very close to causing major damage to Cwmaman in South Wales. An archive Pathe News report provides detail.

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18 February 2020

Further information about the Tylorstown landslide

Images of the Tylorstown landslide show that it was a rotational landslide in coal waste that transitioned into a flowslide.

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17 February 2020

Did South Wales suffer a coal waste landslide yesterday?

A significant landslide occurred at Tylorstown in South Wales yesterday. There are indications that this occurred at the site of a coal waste spoil tip.

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7 January 2020

Trimingham: a large landslide in complex glacial deposits

On 6 January 2020 a large coastal landslide occurred at Trimingham in north Norfolk, eastern England. This is an area of complex glaciotectonic deposits that control the style of landsliding.

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12 September 2019

Landslides during the construction of the Morehall and Broomhead reservoirs in Sheffield

During construction of the Broomhead reservoir, near Sheffield, in the 1920s and 1930s, a large, deep-seated landslide caused major problems

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2 September 2019

The landslide-induced train derailment at Lock Eilt in Scotland in January 2018

On 22nd January 2018 a train was derailed by a landslide at Loch Eilt in north-west Scotland. The RAIB report explains why the landslide was not retained by a catch fence installed at the location.

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