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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 workers 'innocent victims' of steelworks closure

The Government has pledged £80 million to help Redcar and the steel workers who lost their jobs when the SSI plant closed.

The news came after thai firm which owned the steel work plant on Teesside, announced on Friday it was going into liquidation.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid said the money would help the employees who were the "innocent victims" in the company's collapse.

ITN News Scotland correspondent Debi Edward reports:

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