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Steelmaking's demise at place of birth signals wider crisis

Tata Steel shuts Redcar plant, northern England's last blast furnace; company to shed another 1,200 jobs

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Workers leave after finishing their shifts at the Tata Steel plant in Motherwell, Scotland. While the slump has put the focus on Britain, the pain will likely spread.

London

A FLURRY of plant closures and insolvencies show it's making less economic sense to produce steel in Britain, but it's a crisis that's hurting the whole of Europe and not just the country where the industry was born.

Once the hub of the steelmaking world, northern England

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