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Ex-miners 'heartbroken' as Kellingley Colliery headgear demolished

Former miners who gathered to watch the demolition of the headgear at Britain's last deep coal mine have said it was "heartbreaking". The number two tower at Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire, was brought down with explosives in bright sunshine on Friday morning, leaving its twin number one tower standing by itself. The pit - known as the Big K - was closed in December 2015, bringing to an end the UK's deep mining industry.

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