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Last Updated: Friday, 30 January, 2004, 06:40 GMT
Coal miners facing final shifts
Attempts to find a buyer for Hatfield Colliery near Doncaster have failed and the 200 miners face redundancy.

Coalpower, which owns the pit, went into administration in December and accountancy firm Ernst & Young was put in charge.

Staff at Hatfield lobbied MPs earlier this week in a bid to save the mine.

A deal was agreed to keep it open for a few more weeks in case a buyer comes forward. But some miners will be made redundant in the next few days.

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