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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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TOM WARD of Birtley won a unanimous points decision over fellow England international Joe Maphosa from host club Middlesbrough at the Ironpolis Club.
MIDDLESBROUGH (from): Schwarzer, Jones; Parnaby, Taylor, Xavier, Woodgate, Pogatetz, Davies, Wheater, Boateng, Cattermole, Morrison, Downing, Arca, Johnson, Rochemback, Mendieta, Viduka, Yakubu, Christie.
TRAINS between Middlesbrough and Newcastle every half an hour are among the improvements Teesside rail users can expect in 2019, according to a council report.
But hopefully the arrival of Middlesbrough will put the cutting edge back into Adebayor's game.
Runners-up: Sembcorp Utilities UK, Wilton; Vocational Training Department, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.
THE field events were headlined locally by two throwers at different ends of the age spectrum, Daniel Nixon and Steven Birse with athletes from Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) and New Marske Harriers winning 14 golds and 28 medals overall.
REMEMBER the season when Middlesbrough had that brilliant UEFA Cup run?
MIDDLESBROUGH (from): Schwarzer, Nash; Queudrue, Southgate, Cooper, Boateng, Zenden, Parlour, Downing, Viduka, Hasselbaink, Job, Riggott, Nemeth, Doriva, McMahon, Morrison, Davies, Reiziger.
17), about Middlesbrough West Parliamentary division returning a Tory in the 1950s.
MIDDLESBROUGH will "lose its identity" under radical changes to MP constituency boundaries, councillors claim.