Harry Dinning 1936 – 2020

The Durham Miners' Association (DMA) has paid tribute to union stalwart Harry Dinning.

Harry, who has died aged 84, dedicated his life to his family, his community and his union.

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Durham Miners back pardons for striking miners.

The Durham Miners Association has called for a UK-wide review of policing during the 1984/5 miners’ strike after Scotland’s government indicated it would pardon hundreds of wrongly arrested miners.

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"Don't flock to Durham on what would have been Gala day" - Durham Miners

The Durham Miners Association (DMA) is asking people not to flock to the city on what would have been Gala day.

The 136th Durham Miners Gala was due to take place this Saturday, 11 July. The event was cancelled in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Online celebration of the Durham Miners' Gala

The Durham Miners’ Gala will be celebrated online next month.

The 136th Gala was due to take place in Durham on Saturday 11 July but was cancelled in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The day will now be marked online with a series of new content celebrating the spirit and values of the event.

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DURHAM MINERS GALA 2020 CANCELLED

The 2020 Durham Miners’ Gala has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. The Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) took the decision today despite the Gala not being until July.

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County Durham responds to coronavirus crisis

County Durham is mobilising a huge community response to support vulnerable people through the coronavirus crisis.

Supported by the Durham Miners' Association (DMA), a local charity is stepping up effort to mobilise a huge community response to support vulnerable people through the Covid-19 crisis.

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A Duty to All – Durham Miners' Association statement

Durham Miners Association (DMA) today (21/01/2020) clarified its position on invitations to the annual Gala.

DMA secretary Alan Mardghum said all people were welcome to attend the Durham Miners’ Gala regardless of their voting choices in the general election.

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DMA welcomes Labour plans for health support for former miners

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The DMA has welcomed the announcement that a Labour government will guarantee vital health support for former miners on the Durham coalfield.

Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth announced the plans during a visit to The Spennymoor Settlement – home of the Pitman Academy where artists including Norman Cornish and Tom McGuinness developed their talents.

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Norman Henderson 1942 – 2019

The Durham Miners' Association (DMA) has paid tribute to long-standing member Norman Henderson, who has passed away aged 77.

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DMA WELCOMES RECOGNITION OF ‘MINER’S CLAW’ AS INDUSTIRAL DISEASE – AFTER FIVE-YEAR CAMPAIGN.

A crippling condition known as ‘miner’s claw’ will finally be recognised as an industrial disease after a five-year campaign led by the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA).

Dupuytren’s Contracture (DC) causes the fingers to curl over into a claw-like state, and can lead to amputation. The incurable condition is common among former pitmen, and other industrial workers.

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