The last day of Ellington Colliery..... David Bentley who has been a miner for 25 years at Ellington Colliery which has now closed

Parliament to debate more help for North East pit communities

The truth must come out about the miners' strike and whether the Tories misled the nation over pit closure plans

Red Ladder Theatre Company's new musical comedy WE'RE NOT GOING BACK looks at the 1984/85 miners' strike through the eyes of three sisters in a South Yorkshire pit village. Written by Boff Whalley and directed by Rod Dixon, WE'RE NOT GOING BACK is commissioned by Unite the Union. It tours nationally and is performed by Victoria Brazier (blonde) as Olive, Claire Marie Seddon (dark hair) as Isabel and and Stacey Sampson (red hair) as Mary.

A story of three sisters during the Miners' Strike is coming to four North East venues

Beccy Owen is looking forward to coming back to the North East with a musical play about the effect of the Miners' Strike on women

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Ernest Gibson with ex-mine workers, Ronnie Slater, Jacky Payton and Ronnie Peterson

South Tyneside Mayor relives miners' strike at South Shields Museum exhibition

South Tyneside Mayor Coun Ernest Gibson recalls experiences as a pitman on visit to South Shields Museum miners' strike exhibition

The last day of Ellington Colliery..... David Bentley who has been a miner for 25 years at Ellington Colliery which has now closed

How the mining industry was targeted for political and not economic reasons

Many argue the demise of the mining industry was premature and say it would still have a future if based on economic, not political, arguments. Mike Kelly reports

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery calls for a public inquiry on miners' strike

Former president of the National Union of Mineworkers, Ian Lavery is pressing for an inquiry into the miners' strike

John McArdle as as Danny in Brassed Off

Brassed Off heads to Darlington to mark 30th anniversary of The Miners' Strike

Barbara Hodgson reports on a rousing production of Brassed Off heading to Darlington to mark the 30th anniversary of the Miners' Strike

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