One of the last remaining deep coal mines in the country could close with the loss of 500 workers. Maltby Colliery has been producing coal in South Yorkshire for over a century.
However, geological problems with a new seam have left its owners warning it could shut. Unions though have vowed to fight to save the colliery.
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