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Ilkeson Advertiser - From Scrap Book To Hi-Tec History For Pits Rescue

Coal News

Mar 2020

The Guardian - Durham's 'Pitman's Parliament' to be Saved


Apr 2018

Cumberland News and Star - 2019 start proposed for work on £165m undersea mine off West Cumbria coast

Guardian - UK runs without coal power for three days in a row - 24 Apr 2018

Nov 2017

BBC - UK set for first full day without coal power - BBC News, Apr 2017

Nov 2016

Yorkshire Post - After 150 years, volunteers finally dig up the truth about Barnsley mining disaster that killed 384

Oct 2016

BBC - Aberfan Disaster: 50th Anniversary Marked With Silence

BBC - Battle of Orgreave: Inquiry decision due 'in October' 2016

Sep 2016

BBC - Nottinghamshire black miners' history project launched

Jun 2016

BBC News - Boulby potash miner John Anderson killed in 'gas blowout'

BBC - 'Battle of Orgreave': Probe into 1984 miners' clash policing ruled out - 12 June 2015

Dec 2015

Richard Ault - Mining in North Staffordshire, Minnie Pit Disaster, 'Way We Were' edition of The Sentinel, Staffordshire

Dec 2015

Utility Weekly - UK coal-fired power falls 40 per cent - By Jillian Ambrose

Machinery Market - All coal-fired power stations will close by 2025

BBC News - COP21: India signals willingness to cut coal for climate cash

World Coal - EC approves Lynemouth power plant conversion

Sep 2015

BBC News, Scotland - The Great Knockshinnoch Mine Rescue - By Gillian Sharpe

Jun 2015

BBC News, Sheffield & South Yorkshire - Hatfield Colliery, near Doncaster, closure announced

Nov 2014

Luke Traynor - The Mirror - Mirror - Fracking Would Desecrate The Graves Of 255 Miners Buried In Pit Tomb, Claim Campaigners

Aug 2014

Kate Kellaway - The Observer - When Miners And Gay Activists United - The Real Story Of The Film Pride - 31 Aug 2014

June 2014

BBC News - Plan to demolish Gorebridge homes after carbon dioxide gas leak

May 2014

BBC News - UK Coal Redundancies At Thoresby And Kellingley Collieries

BBC News - An explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey has left at least 201 workers dead and scores injured, officials say.

April 2014

BBC News - 10 April 2014 - Two deep pits are to close next year with the loss of 1,300 jobs 

BBC News - 2 April 2014 - UK Coal Mines Face Closures As Insolvency Threatens

March 2014

BBC News - 29 March 2014 - UK Coal Is Appealing For Urgent Financial Help Which It Says Is Required To Keep Its Mines Open

February 2014

BBC News - Families Hold Memorial Service For Diglake Miners Feb 2014

January 2014

Tom Christopher - I believe that the 1987 British Coal contributions holiday was to reduce the miner's pension's pot in a deliberate attempt to reduce our pensions - phase two of My European application

Nottinghamshire NUM Ex & Retired Miners Association - Orgreave e-petition now live calling for a public inquiry into policing at Orgreave

Birmingham Mail - 8 Jan 2014 - OAPs Get Winter Fuel Boost After Ex-Miners' Victory

BBC News - Arthur Scargill Faces £100,000 Legal Claim From NUM - 13 January 2014

November 2013

BBC News - 19 Nov 2013 - Cauldhall Opencast Coal Mine Given Green Light

Chad News - The Government has guaranteed the concessionary fuel allowance to hundreds of former miners - Nov 2013

Chad News - Free Coal Victory For Former Miners - Nov 2013

September 2013

Dunfermline Press - 22 Sep 2013 - Flood fears at abandoned West Fife opencast mines

August 2013

BBC News - 1 Aug 2013 - Anger in Chile over ruling on 2010 mine collapse

July 2013

BBC News - 1 July 2013 Coal mines seek pension rescue deal

BBC News - 6 July 2013 - Jobs Secured As Hargreaves Takes Over Five Scottish Coal Mines

June 2013

Time to rekindle the coal industry

BBC News - 18 June 2013 Daw Mill Colliery fire out as redundancy row heats-up

March 2013

BBC News - 8 March 2013 Daw Mill: MP calls for colliery to be 'mothballed' following early closure 

BBC News - 7 March 2013 Daw Mill: Hundreds of jobs go at fire-hit mine

May 2013

Shortfall of £62m for East Ayrshire mining clean-up - 24 May 2013

Political Pressure To Save Britain's Last Coal Mines - May 2013

Gas From Coal - Oil Industry Expert Reveals Plans To Extract Gas From Coal Beds In Wales - May 2013

'Bevin Boys' - Fife Miners Honoured - May 2013

Feb 2013

Hatfield Colliery Landslide, South Yorkshire - February 2013

BBC News - 25 Feb 2013 Daw Mill coal mining may end after 'ferocious' fire

Geothermal Heating - Water from abandoned coal mines to provide up to 40% of Glasgow's heat - February 2013

December 2012

Maltby Colliery Closes - December 2012

Freshest Air In The World - Charlie Snarski

The Prince of Wales paid tribute to four miners killed in an accident as he officially opened a monument on the site of a former Ayrshire colliery


BBC News - Century Of Mining Ends At Welbeck Colliery


'King Coal' Strikes Comeback Seam 20 Feb 2006

End Of An Era at Rossington Colliery - March 2006

Aussie Miners Rise From the Underworld - 9 May 2006

UK Coal Threatens To Close Five Pits - May 2006


Trapped US miners rescued - Sunday, 28 July, 2002


Evening Post, April 19th 1973 - There's Been An Explosion


June 1961 - The Training Gallery


April - Rescues Are Their Business

March - Link Between Rescuers And Station installed at Ilkeston


Derby Evening Telegraph - Saving Men's Lives Is Their Business