BLYTH Valley MP Ronnie Campbell has paid tribute to the ‘Goddess of the North’.
He tabled a Commons motion congratulating Banks Mining on its recent award as Surface Miner of the Year.
He said it was well deserved because of its environmental performance and site management.
And a prime example was its “wonderful creation” of Northumberlandia, set to be the world’s biggest earth sculpture at 400 metres long.
“It will attract thousands of visitors,” he said.
The £2.5m sculpture of a naked reclining woman is the brainchild of US landscape artist Charles Jencks.
It is being created from 1.5 million tonnes of material excavated from the Shotton opencast mine near Cramlington.