Thoresby Colliery could still close ‘any minute’- says MP

Thorsby Colliery.

Thorsby Colliery.

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Sherwood MP Mark Spencer fears Thorebsy Colliery could still close ‘at any minute’ with the loss of 600 jobs.

Despite reports of a Government bail out of £10 million to help finance the winding down of production over the next 18 months, Mr Spencer remains uncertain if the deal has been rubber stamped, especially as a further £10 million is still required from the private sector.

He also fears that geological issues at South Yorkshire’s Kellingley Colliery - also owned by UK coal and also earmarked for closure - has slowed their coal production in recent weeks and could hinder a deal.


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