UK Coal is consulting on closing the biggest coal mine in the UK under plans to restructure the business, jeopardising 800 jobs.
The group is considering closing Daw Mill near Coventry by early 2014 when current coal panels will have been exhausted.
It said Daw Mill has considerable long-term resources but production is 175,000 tonnes behind budget.
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Cloud will largely clear this evening, although with variable cover and few light showers over the Derbyshire hills.
The rain will clear during the evening so the rest of the night will be dry and mild with long clear periods.