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Steel in the UK
In Business: BBC Radio 4 8.30pm Thursday 19th May

Amid concern about the future of the Port Talbot steel works - and fear for the jobs of workers there - Peter Day looks at the history of the industry in Britain. When was the heyday of British steel, and what went wrong? Peter visits Port Talbot and also delves into the archives to hear stories from a time when manufacturing dominated the British economy. Hear Magna's own John Heaps reminisce about his past working in the steel industry of Rotherham & Sheffield. 

 

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