Why You Should Care About The Miners' Pensions Scandal

Rachel Heeds | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics
Rachel Heeds

Surely miners deserve our respect, our empathy and our gratitude for what they gave for us. Tragically, people who gave the best years of their lives in service of the nation feel like nobody cares about what they have been through, and are still going through. This has to stop.

Thousands March To Mark Closure Of UK's Last Deep Coal Pit

PA | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

Thousands of miners and their families have taken part in a march of "solidarity" to mark the closure of the UK's last deep coal pit. The final shifts...

Would Facebook Have Won The Miners Strike?

Karl Davis | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

How easy would it have been for Thatcher to dominate the reporting of the dispute had it happened today? Would the 'Battle of Orgreave' ended the same way if onlookers and miners alike were connected to Twitter, Messenger and BBM?

Fifteen Miners Trapped Underground Following Russian Blast

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Fifteen miners are trapped underground after a blast at a Russian coal mine, according to reports. The news agency Interfax has said 90 of the 105 ...

The Happy Lands on DVD

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Director Robert Rae's new film The Happy Lands takes place in the Scottish village of Carhill, in the heart of the Fife coalfields during 1926.

Thatcher Plotted Miners' Showdown

PA | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher began plotting to defeat the coal miners from the day she took office, according to her official biography. The new prime ministe...

PHOTOS: Former Miners Burn Effigy Of 'Thatcher The Scab'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

Residents of a former mining town in South Yorkshire have burnt an effigy of Margaret Thatcher inside a mock coffin, placed with a floral wreath spell...

Learning lessons from Hillsborough and Orgreave

Vera Baird QC | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Vera Baird QC

The other side of the police has been exposed by the shocking revelations about Hillsborough, both in failing to prevent a disaster waiting to happen and later dishonestly concealing the truth.

Miliband 'Follow In Footsteps' Of Labour Greats With Gala Speech

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband dismissed accusations he was running an electoral risk by speaking at the Durham Miners' Gala on Saturday, insisting he was proud to "foll...

Ex-Miners' Leader Faces Jail For Stealing From Charity

PA | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

A former mining union leader is facing jail after being convicted of stealing nearly £150,000 from a charity that ran a care home for sick and elderl...

Thatcher: Miners Are Basically Reasonable People

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher described "the miners" as "basically reasonable people" and doubted whether they would "follow" National Union of Mineworkers' leade...

What Price Do You Put on a Community?

Julian Dobson | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK
Julian Dobson

Repurposing a place is expensive. Abandoning it can be even more costly, with an unseen price in terms of ruptured relationships, disrupted education and mental stress... and what about the cultural and psychological value of a pit village or a council estate?

Miner Killed In Yorkshire Pit Accident

Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

A miner has been killed in an accident at a coal mine in North Yorkshire, while another man has been rescued. Rescue workers responded to the incid...

Prince Charles To Become Miners' Fund Patron

PA | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Prince of Wales has become patron of the appeal fund to raise money for the families of the miners killed in the Gleision Col...

Three Miners Found Dead During Rescue Effort

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

Three out of four miners trapped underground in Wales have been found dead, police confirmed on Friday. as rescue workers struggle to reach the bodies...

Murky Water Thwarts Mine Rescue Bid

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

Divers who entered a flooded mine to help free four trapped miners have been forced to return above ground, rescuers said. Specialist...

Miners Remain Trapped Despite Huge Rescue Operation

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

Emergency services are conducting a "difficult rescue operation" after four miners were trapped by water in the Gleision Colliery in Pontardawe, Swans...

Four Men Trapped In Swansea Valley Mine

BBC | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

A rescue operation is under way after four men became trapped in a drift mine in the Swansea Valley. They are stuck in a ventilation shaft at the G...