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Thousands of job losses were on the cards on October 13, 1992, after the Government announced plans to close a third of Britain's deep coal mines, with the loss of 31,000 jobs. President of the Board of Trade Michael Heseltine said 31 out of 50 remaining deep mines faced closure.
A CENTRE celebrating the North East's mining history has officially opened. Thirteen years after the closure of Durham Coalfield's last working mine, Wearmouth Colliery, the North East England Mining Archive and Research Centre (Neemarc) was launched on the same site.
At mining's peak, Derbyshire's 40 plus pits employed more than 40,000 people, many of them risking their lives daily as they toiled underground. In one instance, in May 1938, an explosion killed 79 men and injured 40 at Markham pit.
ENERGY and the challenges of providing it will be the theme of the second annual Thomas Hepburn lecture on Friday.
By Dan O'Neill YOU could claim that the ruination of the Rhondda, the end of hope for so many in South Wales, became inevitable 25 years ago this week when Margaret Thatcher made a top-level appointment. Few realised that it was, in effect, a declaration of war against the miners.
SCOTLAND'S last 400 mineworkers are to ballot for a strike for the first time in 23 years after rejecting a 4.1 per cent pay offer from Scottish Coal. (c) 2008 Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.
By Mark Hughes HE IS the man who has devoted his life to trying to save Britain's coal mining industry. They are the eco-activists that are campaigning to stop the construction of Britain's first coal-fired power station in more than 30 years.
By Johnson, Clair; Benoit, Zach The Westmorland Coal Co. and the union representing striking coal miners at the Absaloka Mine reached a tentative agreement Friday, a union official said.
By Lutey, Tom HARDIN - Citing years of below-average pay and a hostile work environment, the mostly Crow Indian work force of the Absaloka Coal Mine vowed Monday to strike around the clock until conditions change.
By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold miners launched their first industry-wide strike in 18 years on Sunday to demand higher wages in the world's biggest bullion producer, the country's main mining union said.
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