While a lot of you probably haven't even heard of it, its something that is pretty close to my heart. Tower colliery, the last deep mine in wales, has closed today. While again, most of you may not know the story of the mine, it is something that makes me proud to come from the valley's. Basically, the mine was closed by Thatcher (the government claimed there was no coal left). But the miners bought the pit with their redundancy pay, and have been working at the site since. Despite what Thatcher said, there was plenty of coal there, and the mine made money right away. The BBC have a story about the closure: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7200432.stm So to the miners: well done, you've made us proud.