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SSI president Win Viriyaprapaikit

Power struggle for future of Teesside steel as Thai banks step in

Redcar steelworks

Exclusive: Eleventh-hour bid to rescue Redcar steelworks from collapse

CONTROVERSY: The Sita Sembcorp UK factory, at Wilton, near Redcar

Teesside energy firm rejects union wage plea

A North-East company has stepped forward with a rescue deal to keep the fires burning at SSI Redcar until a buyer can be found to restart iron and steelmaking.

Rescue plan for steel firm unveiled

WORRIES: Weaker exports and consumer spending have hit the UK's manufacturing sector, a new report has revealed

Manufacturing sector 'hit by weaker exports and spending'

Quorn’s Chief Executive, Kevin Brennan, said: “We have an ambition to be the world leader in meat alternatives, ultimately creating a $1bn business.

Quorn Foods pledge to stay in Stokesley following £550m sell-off

BLOW: Dark clouds hang over the mothballed SSI Redcar site	Picture: TOM BANKS

Steel minister in Redcar for emergency talks on SSI

ON TRACK: Hitachi is continue to build its workforce as it prepares to start making trains

More on board as Hitachi looks to quadruple Aycliffe workforce

POTENTIAL: Left, Roland Krueger, Infiniti president, alongside a Q30. Above, Nissan's Sunderland factory makes a number of vehicles, including the Juke

Nissan breaks records ahead of Sunderland Infiniti start

Left to right: Martin Hobson, Kevin Shotton and Ian Jarvis. Picture: Keith Taylor.

Accountants move north for roles with Clive Owen in Darlington

OPENING: The Centre for Process Innovation's £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, in Darlington	Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

£38m Darlington medical base 'can be world leader'

BATTLE: England's Geoff Parling, centre, takes on Wales last weekend

Closer ties are the way forward

Win Viriyaprapaikit, SSI Group's chief executive and president.

Can Mr Win rescue Tees steelmaking again?

ACTION: Sita Sembcorp UK has rejected union complaints about wage rates at the £200m plant being built on the Wilton complex, near Redcar. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH.

Unions call for "forensic wage audit" into Tees energy plant

David Cameron is promoting the Northern Powerhouse toUS businesses. picture: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert.

PM promotes Northern Powerhouse in New York

Charles Clinkard, managing director of the family footwear firm, checks on progress at the company’s new £3m head office and warehouse in Middlesbrough.

Construction underway at Charles Clinkard’s £3m Tees head office

Dainton Self Storage moved into the old Amec site, off Yarm Road, in Darlington last month and has transformed the run down interior into self storage facilities and office space for rent.

Storage firm completes £500,000 Darlington office overhaul

NECC president Mike Matthews says: "The business community and organisations like the NECC will be crucial in ensuring that those affected are supported."

Suppliers braced for impact of SSI woes

High flier: Bill Abbott set up Hydrochem back in 1987 having spent many years working as a chemical engineer across the Middle East.

Hydromchem boss is a corporate high flier

Win Viriyaprapaikit, SSI Group's chief executive and president.

Can Mr Win rescue Tees steelmaking again?

TESTS: Sevcon's software engineer James Chapman, left, and Dr Howard Slater, motor control manager, carry out tests using a Brammo motorcycle

Sevcon pushes for growth with new product

DEVASTATING: SSI UK's Redcar site	Picture: TOM BANKS

What does mothballing mean for SSI UK's Redcar site?

“The government must save our steel,” says union boss Roy Rickhuss.

SSI mothballing leaves Tees steelmaking in grave danger

EXPANSION: Gary Graham, Unipres UK's managing director, left, with Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader of Sunderland City Council, next to the pit built to secure the new £20m press machinery

Unipres drives on with £20m expansion

BOOST: Filtronic says demand for video streaming on mobile phones is helping its broadband division

Filtronic warns it faces tough future after 'difficult year'

LAUNCH: The official opening of Business Central on Yarm Road in Darlington.  Infront of the building are many of those who will be using the centre for their businesses. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH. (39815110)

Space in demand at new business hub

The team at Scott Logic celebrates 10 years in business.

Great Scott celebrates first decade in business

Steve Gibson said “The Government must act," to rescue Redcar iron and steel plant.

Boro chief backs fight as steel firm battles on

PAY DEAL: Steelworkers will be paid their wages today, SSI has confirmed.

SSI confirms Tees steelworkers will be paid today

VISION: An artist's impression of the new £10m South Durham University Technical College

Work officially starts on £10m Aycliffe University Technical College

Save Our Steel campaigners at the Riverside Stadium before Boro's game against Ipswich Town in 2009. A similar show of support is planned for this Sunday's match versus Leeds United.

Boro chairman Steve Gibson urges David Cameron to save Redcar steelworks

EU REFERENDUM: Half of the respondents to NECC's survey say that the results of the Prime Minister’s renegotiation of Britain’s membership could yet sway the way they plan to vote.

EU exit would harm North-East business, says NECC survey

At tonight's rally on the Redcar sea shore local community spirits blazed brightly, but a rescue deal is needed or the fires will go out

SSI fires burn low but hopes rise for pay deal

EXPANSION: Pictured from left are James Hall and Joe Prouse, of Howard Russell, Gestamp's Peter Gallone and John Langdon, and Richard Farrey, of Silverstone, inside the newly-completed car parts manufacturing plant

Car parts maker Gestamp Tallent expands Aycliffe plant

The Treasury is in talks with SSI which could mean steel workers' salaries will be paid on time

Save Our Steel: Last ditch pay deal not confirmed - talks ongoing

JOBS WARNING: Chemicals industry spokesman Dr Stan Higgins, says: "A significant number of companies will be impacted by a closure (of SSI Redcar) should it occur, in addition to the direct jobs of those employed within the site itself."

Save Our Steel: Tees chemicals industry voices solidarity with steelworkers

IN GEAR: Alan Dale, Scania regional sales director, hands over the keys to Chris Watcham, Mobile Mini health and safety director

Portable building firm drives on with £2.7m investment

PLANS: The Federation of Master Builders, the National Federation of Builders, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association and the Northern Counties Builders Federation are looking to set up an alliance

Building bodies in talks to form North-East superpower

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visits an industrial area in the city of Urumqi in north west China, after he became the first serving government minister to travel to Xinjiang province

North trade delegation scours China for investors

It's not all about Nissan, said organisers of the first North East Automotive Alliance expo.

North-East firms urged to join automotive jobs bonanza

STEEL BLOW: The SSI Redcar Ironworks on the day steelmaking was suspend on Teesside. Picture: TOM BANKS. (39314112)

Save Our Steel: Should the Government save steelmaking on Teesside?

STEEL BLOW: The SSI Redcar Ironworks on the day steelmaking was suspend on Teesside. Picture: TOM BANKS.

'The old girl has now gone, we watched her die': worker pens emotional ode to coke ovens

PLANS: An artist's impression of Sirius Minerals' York Potash Project mine, near Whitby

Potash mine gets Treasury support

CONTROVERSY: The Sita Sembcorp UK factory, at Wilton, near Redcar

Sackings over wage dispute at new Sita Sembcorp plant

EXPANDING TEAM: (Left to right) Kirsten Hurst, Michael Sproates, Lauren Smith, Jessica Clark, Nicky Hudson, Karen Robinson, Daniel Tumilty, Charlotte Walker.

Law firm strengthens team

ATTRACTION: Visitors enjoy New York's Times Square. David Laws, Newcastle Airport chief executive, says he aims to build on the base's new Big Apple flights with more services to other destinations

Newcastle Airport chief’s big American Dream

BASE: Tata Steel's Hartlepool Pipe Mill. Pictured is one of its pipe mills		Picture: STUART BOULTON

Offshore gas pipeline deal is a coup for Tata

Redcar Labour MP Anna Turley

Taxpayers face £1bn bill if SSI Redcar collapses, warn unions

BORO BACKING: Middlesbrough's Red Faction show their support for steelworkers at the Riverside in the cup tie against Wolves

Save Our Steel: Let the coke ovens die and it's over for Teesside steelworks, warns union

STEEL DEAL: SSI's bid to defer debt payments is likely to be rejected, according to reports in Thailand. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Save Our Steel: Banks to reject SSI debt plea, as Redcar steel plant seeks new owner


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