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Strikers. A 1984 photo showing Thatcher's police stormtroopers taking action as violence flares with miners at Daw Mill colliery in Warwickshire.

'Margaret Thatcher has died from a STRIKE': BBC forced to correct breaking news error moments after death announced

An update on the mobile website of BBC News wrongly stated that the former Prime Minister had been killed by a form of industrial action.

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits' - Wales Online

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits'

A former BBC correspondent claims in a new book that the late Prime Minister deliberately misled miners about the extent of plans to close pits

Easington Colliery, County Durham

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Miner's Strike 84/85

Miner's Strike 84/85

Miner's Strike 84/85

Miner's Strike 84/85

Massive police presence greeting pickets as they arrive on the hill heading to the Orgreave Coking Plant near Rotherham, May 1984
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Margaret Thatcher's legacy: Spilt milk, New Labour, and the Big Bang -

The Iron Lady’s legacy has defined the last quarter century. Our experts assess her impact

Women Against Pit Closures, South Yorkshire

Women Against Pit Closures, South Yorkshire

Cortonwood Women Against Pit Closures March, Cortonwood Colliery, Barnsley during the Miners' Strike of 1984-85. (Sheffield Local Studies Library: Picture Sheffield s22861) For more information on the Miners' Strike see our Research Guide: www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/archives-and-local-studies...

Yorkshire women picketing Treeton colliery, winter 1984.

Yorkshire women picketing Treeton colliery, winter 1984.

Strike: Arthur Scargill and miners

Margaret Thatcher secretly considered sending in troops to break miners' strike

Using the armed forces to ferry coal around the country was among moves proposed by a secret group, codenamed MISC 57

Strike: Arthur Scargill and miners

Margaret Thatcher secretly considered sending in troops to break miners' strike

Using the armed forces to ferry coal around the country was among moves proposed by a secret group, codenamed MISC 57

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits' - Wales Online

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits'

A former BBC correspondent claims in a new book that the late Prime Minister deliberately misled miners about the extent of plans to close pits

Battle of Orgreave: Police forces asked to search files over 'altered statements'

Battle of Orgreave: Police forces asked to search files over 'altered

Bitter clashes with picketers came at height of 1984 miners' strike

Miner's Strike 84/85

Miner's Strike 84/85

Empty and vandalised housing scheduled for demolition in the ex-mining village of Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, where the colliery closed in 1992.

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Children in the former pit village of Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, which has undergone serious decline since its colliery closed in 1993.

striking miners in Britain, March 1984.  I read about it in "Children of the Revolution" by Peter Robinson

The mad, sad world of Scargill the pariah: How 25 years after he led the miners to defeat, he's still convinced he beat Thatcher

On the eve of the 1984 miners' strike, only Margaret Thatcher was better known than Arthur Scargill, then President of the mighty National Union of Mineworkers.