Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter
Thursday 14th Jan 2016
posted by Jody Porter in Arts
The miners’ strike of 1984 is embedded in the British psyche as a watershed in class politics and the ultimate exposure of the “one nation” term as utter humbug. Alan Buckley has the story
posted by Jody Porter in Features
Government reversals and the Oldham triumph mean the Labour leader enters 2016 with a spring in his step – but reshaping British politics will be a long hard slog, he tells Ben Chacko
Thursday 24th Dec 2015
posted by Ben Chacko in Features
Thousands march to commemorate Kellingley’s closure
Monday 21st Dec 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Miners and their communities gather together in solidarity as Kellingley colliery closes its doors. PETER LAZENBY reports
posted by Morning Star in Features
by Meic Birtwistle
at Kellingley Colliery
AT 5.45am yesterday morning the final production shift went down at Britain’s only remaining deep mine in order to cut coal for the last time.
In the canteen at Kellingley Colliery, Yorkshire, the kitchen...
Saturday 19th Dec 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THEY were the last miners to produce the last coal in the last deep mine in Britain as they went down into the pit in song yesterday morning.
Kellingley Colliery banksman Nigel Kemp remarked on the “comradeship and friendship” as the miners could be heard singing Tom...
As DAVE HOPPER lives through a day he never thought possible, he believes the proud men of Kellingley can learn from Durham’s hopeful and resilient spirit
This historic closure harms our communities yet fails to help the environment in any way, writes CHRIS KITCHEN
Gates close on last deep pit at Kellingley and era of coal
Friday 18th Dec 2015