Emma Revell

Why Scunthorpe steelworks needs saving

British Steel's Scunthorpe plant (Credit: Getty images)

Scunthorpe is an industrial garden town, or so the signs welcoming you to the town say. It’s written beneath the town’s crest, with a blast furnace on top and the town motto: Refulget labores nostros coelum. The heavens reflect our labours.

If, like me, you grew up in Scunthorpe you can easily ignore the steelworks.

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