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A borough of northeast England at the mouth of the Tees River. It has iron, steel, and chemical works.


(Placename) an industrial town and unitary authority in NE England; on the Tees estuary; university (1992). The unitary authority was formerly (1974–96) part of Cleveland county. Pop: 135 00 (2008 est.) Area: 54 sq km (21 sq miles)


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a seaport in NE England, on the Tees estuary. 145,800.
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Birkenhead Park are due at in-form Middlesborough, Chester head for Sheffield Tigers and West Park visit Rossendale.
The action is against the Catholic Welfare Society, Middlesborough Diocesan Rescue Society and three branches of De La Salle Brothers, which ran the home from the 1960s to 1992.
It is the 15th store that Gamestation has opened this year, and joins six other Gamestation stores in the Northern area, Hartlepool, Stockton, Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland and Middlesborough.
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GENIAL Middlesborough MP Stuart Bell has revealed himself as the writer of a weird and wonderful letter of love to Tony Blair - with instructions that it was only to be opened on election day 1997.
Items up for bidding include signed footballs and shirts from Premiership clubs West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Middlesborough, and Newcastle.
The old Middlesborough saying is to flash your backside in Binns window, and I've been held to it.
AS a supporter of Hastings United, I just wanted to express my thanks to all the friendly Middlesborough fans I met outside the Riverside before the FA Cup match.
Birkenhead Park and Chester in the same division face tough home matches against high riding Middlesborough and Sheffield Tigers respectively.
So get on BOLTON to beat pre-occupied Middlesborough at around 9/5.
With relegation rivals Middlesborough losing, Coventry are now just two points away from climbing out of the drop zone - and with four crucial games of the season remaining, the Great Escape is on again.
CATHY Bare was up in arms when burglars, not content with stealing cash and the TV from her Middlesborough home, decided to put her black pet rat and her 10-week-old kitten, Mable, into the glass tank where she kept her 7ft boa constrictor.