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Miners' Strike: 30 years on from NUM's return to work

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the miner's strike.

Orgreave in March, 1984 Credit: Press Association

The bitter dispute left lasting scars in communities throughout the region.

Now, with the industry facing extinction there are still calls from some MPs, union officials and academics for an investigation into the strike and the actions of those surrounding it.

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Yorkshire man returns from Kurdistan after fighting Isis

A Yorkshire security guard has returned home after travelling to Kurdistan - to fight against the terrorist organisation Isis

Yasir Abdulla has spent six months fighting in Kurdistan, the home country he left 15 years ago to move to Britain, because he was appalled at the brutality of the organisation he says has tortured and killed his countrymen and women.

We cannot independently verify the pictures in this report, but Yasir says they were filmed by him in an area of Northern Iraq which I.S is attempting to infiltrate.

Michael Billington reports

Campaign groups calls for Parliament to move to Hull

A campaign group is calling for Parliament to be moved to Hull and the empty buildings to be turned into affordable housing.

Generation Rent says the Palace of Westminster could be converted into 364 flats if MPs relocated to the north.

The pressure group says the lower cost of living in Hull would save taxpayers nearly £120m and create 5000 jobs in the city.


Banners to mark strike anniversary

Banners carried by miners to mark the end of their year-long strike are to be displayed in Wakefield commemorating 30 years since the dispute ended.

Tens of thousands of mineworkers marched back to their pits 12 months after the start of the walkout over closures, many holding specially made banners portraying their solidarity.

Some of those banners will now be displayed at Wakefield's Unity Works on March 7, 2015 under the title 'Banners Held High' during a day of music, drama, debates and films to remember the emotional end of the strike.

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