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National Mining Memorial '£40,000 short of target'

Universal Colliery in Senghenydd was the scene of the worst mining disaster in UK history Credit: Press Association Images

Organisers of a memorial to commemorate lives lost in mining in Wales say they are around £40,000 short of the total needed to complete it.

A three-part National Mining Memorial is due to be unveiled in Senghenydd, near Caerphilly, in October.

Aber Valley Heritage Group spokesperson Jack Humphreys told ITV News that not reaching the target would mean a planned memorial walkway would not be able to be completed.