Fire the final nail in Daw Mill’s coffin

AS widely anticipated the Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire is to close.

Around 650 people work at the mine. Some may be transferred to other pits - although there are no others in the West Midlands - but the bulk of the workforce will be made redundant.

More than 100 miners were evacuated from the mine after a fire broke out 1,770 ft below the surface on February 22.

Days later Kevin McCullough, chief executive of UK Coal, said it would take anything from three to six months to resume mining at Daw Mill and t... For the full story register now for free or login below...