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Wednesday, 15 August 2007, 14:57 GMT 15:57 UK
The miners' darkest year
Twenty years ago, Britain's miners embarked on a strike over pit closures. In the year-long struggle that ensued, the biggest losers were ordinary miners.
Hurt and pain of the Coal War
BBC Wales' political editor on the raw emotions he found still running in the valleys, 20 years after the miners' strike.
Miners' strike was 'battle of ideas'
BBC Scotland correspondent Colin Blane reflects on the turbulent times he saw in the Scottish coalfield.
1984: I WAS THERE
'I was called a scab and my family were threatened'
'I was a flying picket'
Policing the pickets
Was the strike inevitable?
Former energy secretary, Peter Walker, and Kim Howells, ex-NUM official now a Labour minister, discuss.
Piste not pits
What has happened to Yorkshire's economy since the mines shut?
1,000 metres down with some of Britain's remaining miners
Watch the pits close
Animated map of how the UK's coal mines disappeared
The trade unions' long decline
BBC News Online explores whether the miners' strike caused the demise of the trade union movement.
The legacy of 'King Arthur'
NUM leader Arthur Scargill's determination to dig in for a long fight elevated the miners' strike into a political struggle.
VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS
Archive BBC reports of the miners' strike, 20 years on
Can the UK coal industry survive?
UK Coal sees loss crumble to £1m
Burning desire remains for coal
A wife's story
A policeman's lot
Thatcher and the 'enemies within'
Iron Lady versus union baron
Ian MacGregor: Coal warrior
Scottish miners reflect
No ordinary dispute
1984: Miners strike over pit closures
Long battle looming over job loss plans
Have Your Say
Your memories of the 1984 miners' strike
The future of coal
Can the UK's coal industry compete with cleaner fuels?
Return to 1984
Miners' strike as it happened - in archive audio and pictures
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