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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Steel plant gets £1.4 million grant

Business Secretary, Vince Cable, is visiting SSI on Teesside to announce a Government grant to help protect 1800 jobs.