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Shadow Cabinet Officer minister Michael Dugher calls for action before 30th anniversary of the Battle of Orgrave

Arthur Scargill has gone to the High Court to fight an attempt by his union to stop paying the cost of his London flat

Arthur, Arthur, Arthur Out! Out! Out!

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Rio puts a brave face on poor numbers

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Little economic pain from Jubilee

The Jubilee slump for Britain's manufacturers has done less damage to the overall economy than originally feared, official figures showed yesterday.

Miners prepare to reveal billion-dollar profit falls

Rio Tinto and Xstrata pincered by rising costs and lower prices

BHP chief forgos bonus after gas losses

Marius Kloppers, the chief executive of BHP, became the latest FTSE 100 mining boss to forgo his bonus yesterday after being forced to write $2.84bn (£1.8bn) off the value of a US shale gas business he bought at the top of the market.

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Australia's finance minister has declared rock star Bruce Springsteen the answer to economic woes.

ENRC seals Congolese deal for $101m

ENRC has bought a licence to operate the Frontier mine in Congo, a deposit held by Canada's First Quantum until it was confiscated two years ago.

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