UK’s last deep pit coal mines hit by closure threat

UK Coal considering closure of Kellingley in Yorkshire and Thoresby in Nottinghamshire with loss of 1,300 jobs

Two of Britain’s three remaining deep pit 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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