The Conservative MP for Nuneaton, Marcus Jones, has today asked the government for employment support following the loss of 650 jobs at the Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire.
UK Coal announced earlier this month that the colliery would have to close after a ferocious underground fire made operations unfeasible.
The workforce has been made redundant because of the blaze.
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