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Theme Park Being Considered On Former Colliery Site

February 16, 2017 | Comments Off

A theme park company is wanting to turn a former colliery site into an attraction in South Yorkshire, but this isn’t the first time an old colliery site has been turned into a theme park.

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Miners Drop In Centre to Open in Selby

February 14, 2017 | Leave a comment

The BBC reported last week – https://t.co/QBOK8AsItZ – that a new drop in centre is to open at the Selby Community Centre. They will be offering ex-miners free advice on issues such as:-

Industrial Injuries Benefit
Pensions
Finding Work

The drop in centre is being run in partnership with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and is aiming to …

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Stubborn Pit Refuses to Die

April 12, 2016 | Comments Off

Monday 11th April was another sad day for the British coal industry, as a landmark next to the A1 in Nottinghamshire was finally dismantled. Harworth colliery, south of Doncaster, was brought down a day later than planned. Hundreds of people went home disappointed on Sunday 10th April when the explosives lined inside the pit head …

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Jordans Attends “With Banners Held High”

March 10, 2016 | Comments Off

On Saturday 5th March 2016, a team from Jordans Solicitors attended the “With Banners Held High” event held at Unity Works in Wakefield.
This was the second year of this event which celebrated the spirit and the courage of those who lived through and participated in the 1984 – 1985 miners strike. Throughout the day there …

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The Death of a Community: My Personal View on the Pit Closures by Alan Bean

March 2, 2016 | Comments Off

Coal mining is in my blood, though I’ve never been down a coal mine. Going back through my family tree there were once proud coal miners on both my father’s and mother’s side. They were the men who did their part for industry and made this country Great. Or that’s the way I see it. …

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Kellingley Colliery to close December 18th

December 7, 2015 | Comments Off

With the loss in 2015 of Thoresby Colliery and Hatfield Colliery, the UK has been left with just one remaining pit, and before the end of the year, we are saddened to learn that Kellingley will be closing too.
UK Coal, the owners of the mine, has stated that the pit will cease operations between 11th …

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30th anniversary of the end of the miners’ strike

March 4, 2015 | Comments Off

This coming week marks the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the miners’ strike.
The major industrial action saw miners from across England, Scotland and Wales hold out for almost a year in response to pit closures by Margaret Thatcher’s government.
The confrontation came to be remembered as a bitter stand off between her and the National …

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The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating

October 28, 2014 | Comments Off

A former Miner has been awarded almost £10,000 due to his former solicitor’s negligence in advising him of the true value of his Vibration White Finger claim.
Mr C was a client of Raleys Solicitors and was awarded less than £4,000 when his claim was settled in mid 2003. As a man who was an experienced …

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UK lawyers fired by NUM after branding clients as thick

July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Raleys Solicitors has been sacked by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) after referring to a hypothetical client as ‘Mr Thikas Toosh Ortplanks’ in its training material.
The Barnsley-based practice has earnt over £77m from advising miners on vibration white finger and other personal injury claims, according to The Mail on Sunday. But in its training …

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Law firm found to be Professional Negligent in Vibration White Finger claims

November 26, 2013 | Comments Off

In a second of its type an ex-miner has won a claim for VWF damages that his former solicitors failed to recover.
Earlier this month Raleys Solicitors were successfully sued after a judge assessed that a client’s case had been dealt with without face-to-face meetings and the extent of the case had been misjudged.
The firm …

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