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National Miners’ Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Chase Arts for Public Spaces (CHAPS) supported by the NUM in the original application and subsequent appeal have been successful in gaining permission to erect a National Miners’ Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Staffordshire home to over 350 national memorials. Its purpose is to remember all those men, women and children who have

Pneumoconiosis during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic the NUM, like many other organisations, has had to close its offices and suspend its surgeries because of the lockdown and social distancing rules. This does not mean that we are no longer available to help and assist members, former members and their families throughout this crisis. Some staff and NUM

Death of Meirion (Mark) Jones.

It is with great sadness that we are informed of the sad news that Meirion (Mark) Jones, father of David Jones, has passed away. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 3rd June at 11 am, at Moorthorpe Cemetery, where he will be reunited with his beloved wife, Doreen & son David. A short service will

David Jones / Joe Green memorial 2020 update.

This year’s David Jones / Joe Green memorial tomorrow is going ahead. Whilst we would like to see as many people attend as possible it is understandable if those with underlying health problems or those who have flu like symptoms do not attend. Looking after your own health and being considerate to the health of

Government announcement, Banning the burning of coal and wet wood.

Following the DEFRA consultation last year the UK Government has today announced a ban on the burning of domestic coal and wet wood. Sales of bagged traditional house coal will be phased out by February 2021, and the sale of loose coal direct to customers will end by 2023. Whilst this will effect concessioners who


Following NUM NEC meeting 14 January 2020 backing was given for Angela Rayner to become Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Lisa Nandy to be become leader of the Labour Party. The gender of the candidates was not an issue. All candidates were considered to be suitable. The need to win back support for