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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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Torchlit procession held in "solidarity" for Teesside steelworkers

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A torchlit procession is being held on Teesside on Saturday evening, October 24, as a show of solidarity for the more than 2,000 who lost their jobs after the collapse of SSI UK.

The coke ovens and blast furnace at Redcar were shut down earlier this month, just days after the company entered liquidation due to financial difficulties.

Many more jobs are expected to be affected in the wider supply chain.

A procession to the top of Eston Nab is being held this evening to pay tribute to those who have worked in the steelmaking industry on Teesside over the past 170 years.

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