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The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Redcar’s steelworks could have been saved as he unveiled plans to support UK manufacturing;

Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for the network that delivers electricity to homes and businesses in our area, has said it is prepared if the forecast thunderstorms affect its power network today;

...and local singer James Arthur had to cancel a concert last night due to the threat from thunder and lightening.

 

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Redcar’s steelworks could have been saved as he unveiled plans to support UK manufacturing.

The Labour leader launched his “Build it in Britain” policy on Tuesday and highlighted the failure to rescue the SSI plant, which closed in 2015 with the loss of thousands of jobs.

Mr Corbyn promised Labour would use state aid powers “to the full” to support Britain’s manufacturing sector following Brexit.

The Conservative Government - which included then Teesside MP James Wharton as Northern Powerhouse minister - were strongly criticised by local Labour MPs for their failure to save the huge loss-making facility.

 

Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for the network that delivers electricity to homes and businesses in our area, has said it is prepared if the forecast thunderstorms affect its power network today.

The Met Office has predicted localised thunderstorms with heavy rain, lightning and an increased risk of large hail across Northern Powergrid’s operating area today and overnight into Saturday.

Northern Powergrid’s Facebook page and 24 hour Twitter feed (@northpowergrid) will also provide regular updates and advice to customers and local communities.

The electricity distribution company, which manages a network of 63,000 substations and more than 60,000 miles of overhead power lines and underground cables, says it will deploy all available resources as necessary to deal with any potential damage caused.

 

Local singer James Arthur had to cancel a concert last night due to the threat from thunder and lightening.

The local singer was forced to abandon his appearance at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre yesterday evening due to adverse weather conditions.

A statement from venue promoters said that due to the adverse weather conditions, and the continued lightning strikes in the Scarborough area, the performance with James Arthur was unable to proceed.

The promoters extended their sincerest apologies to everyone who was hoping to see the show but safety must come first.


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