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Jobs secured as Lynemouth Power Station is sold

Power station sale secures jobs Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

It's been announced today that the deal's been completed to sell the Lynemouth Power Station near Ashington in Northumberland.

It's being bought from Rio Tinto Alcan by RWE who plan to convert it into a biomass facility. It safeguards 120 jobs at the site.

500 people lost their jobs earlier this year when Rio Tinto closed the neighbouring aluminium smelter.


Life changing operation for Archie

Archie Anderson, 6, was discharged from hospital yesterday. Credit: Marie Anderson

Six year old Archie Anderson is starting his recovery after a life changing operation to strengthen his legs.

Archie, who has cerebral palsy, travelled to the United States for the operation on his spinal cord, made possible by £10,000 donation from workers at the ALCAN aluminium smelter in Northumberland.

He was discharged from hospital yesterday (Sunday 24 June) and will now have daily physiotherapy sessions to help his recovery.

Six year old gets life changing operation in America

Archie Anderson travelled to the US to receive the operation. Credit: ITV

Six year old Archie Anderson has undergone a life changing operation in the United States, made possible by the donations from workers who'd lost their jobs.

He has cerebral palsy and travelled to the US for a three and a half hours operation on his spinal chord to strengthen his legs.

His family received £10,000 towards the cost of the operation from former workers at the Alcan aluminium smelter in Northumberland. They donated some of the remaining contents of their social fund, after the plant closed last month with the loss of 300 jobs.


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