A spokesman for UK Coal, Andrew Macintosh, has told ITV News Central:
"As you can feel here, the place is empty. It's not how we wanted it to be at all. It's very sad and difficult news for our workforce and we're trying to get out and see as many of them as we can".
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A worker has been airlifted to hospital with a serious leg injury after an accident at a factory near Kidderminster.
Dry with bright or sunny periods, allowing temperatures to rise a little higher compared to today, making it feel warm in the light winds.
There will be plenty of sunshine across the region tomorrow and it will be generally warmer than today with a light south-westerly breeze.