The first slabs of steel are being loaded onto a ship bound for Thailand.
SSI bosses say it's 'another momentous day' for steel making on Teesside.
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A group of County Durham teaching assistants are beginning a week-long vigil outside the council headquarters.
Nigel Farage's former deputy Mr Nuttall says he's the only candidate who can rebuild and unify the party.
The 27-year-old was stabbed in Arthur's Hill, Newcastle on Monday and later died in hospital.