Tata's plea for UK government help

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The head of Tata Steel in Europe says there is a desperate need for a growth strategy in the UK, to deal with problems in the industry.

Dr Karl Kohler visited the company's Port Talbot plant for the launch of the final phase of work to rebuild a blast furnace there.

He called for the UK government to take down "obstacles" to growth.

But Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan said there was no "painless way out of the mess we inherited".

Business Correspondent Nick Servini reports.

Tata Steel's warning over growth

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