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Government under fire as Redcar coke ovens and blast furnace to shut

The coke ovens and blast furnace at SSI steel works plant in Redcar, Teesside, are to close, as no viable offers have been put forward by potential buyers, the firm's official receiver has said.

The government has come under fire from MPs, local councillors and union leaders, who accuse ministers of failing to act to save the plant.

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Lights at steel plant will go out unless buyer is found

The lights could go out for good at the 98-year-old Redcar steel plant if a buyer is not found in the next week.

After that unless someone takes it over or the government step in, it will be no more, resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs in the region.

ITV News North of England Correspondent Damon Green reports:

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