Redcar steel plant 'pauses' production
Teesside steel plant South Bank Coke Ovens, which employs up to 2,000 people, will "pause" production, its owner has confirmed.
Thai-based SSI took over the former Tata Steel complex in Redcar after it was mothballed in 2010.
The company said preparations were under way to cut production during the day and cited ongoing issues with the supply of raw materials and services.
The BBC's Danny Savage says there are fears that it could be the first step towards full closure.