Redcar reopens after Thai buyout

The mothballed Redcar steel plant on Teeside stoked its furnace again this weekend, as operations began after over two years of inactivity. The former Corus plant was originally closed in February 2010 by previous owners Tata Steel with the loss of around 1,600 jobs. Current owners SSI UK have re-started the furnace and re-employed many […]

Polling backlash over steelworks closure

The mothballing of Corus steelworks in Redcar has been blamed for the loss of two Labour seats in Teesside at last week’s general election. Vera Baird was beaten in Redcar by the Liberal Democrats, while Dari Taylor lost Stockton South to the Conservatives. Both MPs had campaigned to save the town’s Corus plant which has […]