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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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'There are no other jobs' for Redcar's 1,700 steel workers

"There are no other jobs" in the North East for 1,700 steel workers made redundant at Redcar on Teeside, a relative of two of the plant's workers has told ITV News.

Linda Robinson, whose brother and son-in-law work at Redcar, told North of England Correspondent Damon Green the Government "owes the people of Teeside and the steel workers" and "must step in until a buyer is found".

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