There has been a landmark victory for retired miners - who have been told by the Government they will have free coal for life.
Hundreds of former pitmen stood to lose their historic fuel allowance under a deal to save UK Coal and two thousand jobs.
But today the Chancellor George Osborne announced during a visit to Thoresby Colliery in North Nottinghamshire that their concessionary allowance will be guaranteed by the government. David Hirst reports.
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