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town (1991 pop. 48,704) and district, Northamptonshire, central England. Situated over one of the world's largest ironstone fields, Corby has grown rapidly since the 1930s, when new techniques of steel production were developed. Steelworks were the chief industry until the British Steel Corp. closed in 1979, after which the town's economy shifted toward engineering.
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a city in Great Britain, in the county of Northampton. Population, 48,000 (1971). The city was built in the 1930’s at the site of a large metallurgical combine (near an iron-ore deposit).

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The Corby Board of Directors today also declared a dividend of $0.22 per share payable on September 27, 2019 on the Voting Class A Common Shares and Non-Voting Class B Common Shares of the Company to shareholders of record as at the close of business on September 11, 2019.
150 new homes are on the way for people in Corby as the government's housing agency Homes England announces the sale of land next to Corby railway station to developer Hecurl.
Corby said that the two countries would collectively award contracts worth more than $320bn in the next 12 months: "In terms of the total project pipeline, Saudi Arabia is still the strongest market with $1.2tn, followed by the UAE at $713bn," she said, adding that the construction sector had "the largest number of projects planned and under way."
Corby's views were revealed during a session she delivered at Construction Week : Leaders in Construction UAE Summit 2017, recently held in Dubai.
This transaction will result in Corby's acquisition, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, of Foreign Affair's portfolio of premium award-winning Ontario red, white and rose wines, including Temptress, Enchanted, Amarose and The Conspiracy brands, as well as related production assets and inventory.
Indonesia plans to deploy more than a hundred police officers to help with the deportation of convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby on Saturday, as Australian media mount round the clock stakeouts to catch a glimpse of her.
The nerves were evident when Corby pulled one back with eight minutes to play, just as Nantwich had done in the previous game before they completed a remarkable late turnaround to win 3-2.
Corby is the developer of the Highway Guardian automotive safety technology.
Corby had a number of long-range attempts but never seriously troubled debutant Worcester keeper James Severn, Ashley Sammons coming closest with a powerful shot narrowly wide.
In May, it was reported that Corby has rekindled her romance with Panangian, whom she met in jail in Kuta while he was serving time on minor drug offences.