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.