Threats of closure for key British mine

Hundreds could lose their jobs if the biggest coal mine in Britain closes over a pay dispute.

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    Britain's biggest remaining coal mine, Daw Mill, could face closure within weeks.

    Even though there are sufficient resources there to sustain nearly a thousand jobs for 20 more years, harsh economic times have resulted in the owners saying they would rather close it down than agree to a pay rise miners are asking for.

    Hundreds could lose their jobs as a result. But over the years, the 700 mines across Britain have turned into just seven.

    And local communities have a sort of weary resignation to news of the potential closure of yet another one.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Warwickshire, England.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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