- Tyne Tees
The first steel to be produced in Redcar for two years has left the production line.
Workers at the SSI site looked on as it made its way across the floor. The slab will be made into a permanent memorial to recognise the people who fought to reopen the steelworks.
The first shipment of steel is expected to leave Teesside in the next three weeks.
It's hoped the decision by the Thai steel maker to come to the North East could encourage many more companies to do the same.
The first Teesside steel made in two years is expected to be ready today. The blast furnace was re-lit on Sunday, after being mothballed.
History was made when Redcar's blast furnace was re-started.