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A once mighty industry fades to black as last British coal pit closes

A once mighty industry fades to black as last British coal pit closes

At its peak, the British coal mine¬†industry employed over 1 million people LONDON _ Coal once fueled the British Empire, employed armies of men and shook the power of governments. On Friday, workers at Britain’s last operating deep coal mine finished their final shift, emerging, soot-blackened and live on television news channels, to cheers, applause […]

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