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Losing your job after 31 years

Mike Gilbert worked at the South Bank coke ovens at Redcar steel plant, which were the first part of the facility to close.

It was the only job he'd ever had, and he was there for 31 years.

Mr Gilbert lives with his wife Bridget and their 12 year old daughter just outside Darlington - half an hour's drive from Redcar. We meet them to find out what their future holds.

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  • 17 Nov 2015
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