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Why is the UK steel industry in trouble?

30 March 2016 Last updated at 18:06 BST

Steel is and important and useful metal.

It is all around us, it can be found in our homes, buildings and is used to make car parts, household appliances and even knives and forks.

The UK has a rich history of steel production but over the past few months many British steel workers have been told they might be losing their jobs.

Ricky looks into why the steel industry in the UK is in trouble.