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Two deep-pit coal mines set to close

TWO of Britain's three remaining deep-pit coal mines face closure in the next 18 months.

UK Coal is consulting on plans to shut Kellingley, in Yorkshire, which employs 700 people, together with Thoresby, in Nottinghamshire, which employs 600. It will leave employee-owned Hatfield colliery, in South Yorkshire, as Britain's last remaining deep-pit mine.

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