The World: The Angry Nottingham Miners

In the neatly kept frame houses of Nottingham, one room only is bright at night, and the Christmas trees standing in the windows are unlit. Still, no one there complains about the fuel shortage, for it was in the coal fields of Nottingham that the miners' November revolt began, precipitating Britain's present crisis.

Much of the country blames the miners for the dimmed lights and three-day work week. Some shops and businesses in the Midlands are even threatening to refuse service to the miners and their families. The miners, however, are solid in their fight. "We're not stupid any more," says Marie...

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