THORESBY LATEST: Petition to save colliery is signed by almost 1,000

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Almost 1,000 people have signed a petition, launched by Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Sherwood, Léonie Mathers, in just three days - calling on the Government to save Thoresby Colliery.

UK Coal, which owns Thoresby, hit financial difficulties earlier this year, and has been seeking investment.

The Government is reported to have loaned £10 million to the struggling company, but only to wind production down before closing the pit in the Autumn of next year.

 

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