Former union leader Neil Greatrex, who was found guilty of stealing £150,000 from a miner's charity has been sent to prison for four years
A memorial statue for a group of miners who worked at Birch Coppice Colliery in Tamworth has been unveiled today.
A former union leader accused of stealing £150,000 from a charity has said in court that he signed cheques without seeing invoices.
The judge in the trial of two union leaders accused of stealing money from a miners' charity to fund improvements at their own houses has begun summing up the case to the jury.
The former President of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers Neil Greatrex & the current UDM general secretary Mick Stevens are charged with stealing £148,000 from the Nottinghamshire Miners' charity, of which both men were trustees.
Both men deny 14 counts of theft.
The trial continues.
Full report by Phil Brewster from the latest from the Miners' Union Charity Theft trial.
The former president of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers who is accused of stealing from a miners' charity has taken to the witness stand.
Neil Greatrex is giving evidence in his defence. The former general secretary of the union Mick Stevens, is due to give evidence later. Both men deny theft.
The trial of two former union leaders accused of stealing £150,000 from a charity has been adjourned.
Neil Greatrex, the former president of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers, and Mick Stevens, general secretary of theUunion's Nottinghamshire branch, both deny 14 charges of theft.
The trial will start at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow.