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UK Coal

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Two UK coal mines to close with loss of 1,300 jobs 27 March 2015

Two of England's last deep coal mines are to close after they were refused further government funding. Owner UK Coal had wanted to extend the lives of the Kellingley pit in North Yorkshire and Thoresby in north Nottinghamshire by three years, but business minister Matthew Hancock said the £338m required to do that "does not represent value for money"....

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UK Coal mulling closure of two deep coal mines and cutting majority of workforce 02 April 2014

Two of Britain's three remaining deep coal mines face closure in the next 18 months with the loss of more than 1,300 jobs under plans announced by the country's largest coal producer. UK Coal is consulting on plans to shut Kellingley in Yorkshire, which employs 700 people, and Thoresby in Nottinghamshire, which employs 600. ...

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UK Coal admits safety breach after Kellingley pit explosion 29 October 2013

On October 22 the former UK Coal Mining company was sentenced for safety failings that led to an underground pit explosion and the evacuation of more than 200 miners from Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire. The methane gas explosion at Yorkshire’s last remaining deep mine happened during the evening shift on 23 November 2010. ...

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News Extra: Daw Mill colliery fire tips UK Coal into administration 15 August 2013

The spontaneous combustion of a coal seam at UK Coal’s Daw Mill colliery in North Warwickshire in February 2013 caused the closure of the pit and forced the company into administration in July. Daw Mill produced 2.2m tonnes last year out of UK Coal's total of 8m tonnes....

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UK Coal closes Daw Mill mine with loss of 650 jobs 07 March 2013

The largest remaining UK deep mine, Daw Mill Colliery, is to close and 650 jobs will be lost following a major underground fire. The mine, situated near Nuneaton in Central England, saw the fire break out at a depth of 740 metres last month, and it is still burning fiercely, owner UK Coal said....

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Two UK coal mines threatened with closure 08 November 2012

Two UK collieries, Maltby in South Yorkshire and Daw Mill in Warwickshire, are being prepared for closure because of geological problems compounded by an ever-dwindling market for UK-sourced coal. ...