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Vince Cable back in region

Business Secretary is back in the region today and will visit BEL Valves in Newcastle to see for himself the on-going success of the engineering and manufacturing business.

The company recently received Regional Growth Fund support for its investment plans which will double its production capacity.

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Teesside awarded millions by Government

A month after Redcar's blast furnace was relit, there's been another boost for steelmaking on Teesside.

The region has been awarded more than £7 million of Government funding - some of which will be put into the chemical industry at the nearby Wilton site.

Vince Cable MP visited the steelworks today and said the share at the blast furnace will go towards training staff and securing jobs.

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Business Secretary visiting SSI plant

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, is visiting the SSI steel plant on Teesside today.

He's expected to announce a £1.4 million pound grant to support the company in training it's 1,800 employees.

The blast furnace at the Redcar plant was re-lit last month after being mothballed in 2010, with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs.

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