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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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Redcar residents' fears for the future after job cuts

Steelworkers at a plant due for closure with the loss of 1,700 jobs have told of their fears for the future.

Workers and residents have told ITV News correspondent Damon Green how they are worried the closure of the plant could impact their lives and the town the live in.

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