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.
More top news
Rain across the far north may become persistent and heavy at times through the day.
Rain will spread across northern parts from the east this afternoon. Dry in the south.
Everything you need to know about Jamie Vardy's lavish wedding to fiancee Rebekah Nicholson.