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Hundreds of former miners will get their concessionary fuel allowance
after the Government backed demands from local MPs.


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.

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

Rescues Are Their Business

June 1961 - The Training Gallery

March 1954 - Link Between Rescuers And Station installed at Ilkeston

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

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Sunday, 28 July, 2002 - Trapped US miners rescued

9 May, 2006 - Aussie miners rise from the underworld

UK Coal Threatens To Close Five Pits

'King Coal' strikes comeback seam 20/02/2006

End Of An Era at Rossington Colliery