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SSI to close after no potential buyers come forward

The coke ovens and blast furnace at SSI in Redcar are to be closed after no viable offers were received from potential buyers.

SSI halted production on September 18th because of a global drop in the price of steel, and said it had "no other option".

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Teesside MPs to meet SSI UK liquidators

Teesside MPs are meeting the official receiver for Redcar's steel works to discuss how the SSI site will be cleared.

They want more detail about plans to wind it down and questions answered about what will happen to the site which used to employ over 2 thousand people

It's believed potential buyers are still contacting local politicians, but there's thought to be very little hope of a deal.

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