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region of central England. It is usually considered to include the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, as well as Birmingham and the surrounding metropolitan districts (the former West Midlands). The region is highly industrialized. See also Black CountryBlack Country,
highly industrialized region, historically mostly in Staffordshire but partly in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, W central England. It includes Dudley, Rowley Regis (see Warley), Tipton, Walsall, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, and Wolverhampton.
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area, c.9 mi (15 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide, Staffordshire, W central England, extending northwest-southeast in the upper Trent valley. The area includes Stoke-on-Trent and part of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
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a plain in southern Great Britain. It is bounded in the north by the Pennine Mountains, in the west by the Cambrian Mountains, and in the south and southeast by the Cotswold and Chiltern hills. The Midlands are composed primarily of marls and Triassic clays. There are coal deposits. Elevations are generally between 100 and 150 m (maximum, 278 m). The plain is drained primarily by the rivers of the Trent and Severn basin. The remnants of oak, beech, and hornbeam forests cover the hills. Pastures and grain plantings predominate. The Midlands are densely populated. The principal cities are Birmingham and Coventry.

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the. the central counties of England, including Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, the former West Midlands metropolitan county, and Worcestershire: characterized by manufacturing industries
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AN official who regulates Welsh lorry and bus safety has made a scathing attack on the UK Government for treating Wales as part of the English Midlands.
Given that Mr Parker is from the English Midlands, that would suggest a peculiar form of self-hatred.
The former Celtic star, who bravely battled leukaemia, now wears the Number 10 shirt for Wychall Wanderers over-35s in Solihull in the English midlands.
The bank is not divulging where the new branches will be, as it is currently in the process of negotiations to acquire the sites, although experts think that the new branches will be in the English Midlands and the South East.
"His record over the last five years speaks for itself and the ECB and Andy are excited about the future." Former England wicket-keeper Downton added: "Not only will Andy work with both players and coaches but he will also look to enhance the relationship between the county coaches and the England set-up." Flower, who will be based at the national cricket performance centre at Loughborough University in the English Midlands, said: "I see this as a great opportunity for me as I start a new phase of my career.
He is being held in a highsecurity prison in the English Midlands.
of Tasmania, Australia) reports on a research project carried out between 2005 and 2007 among British Bangladeshi Muslim families living in two unidentified cities in South Wales and the English Midlands. The goal of the study was to understand how the families coped with illness, what medical help they were receiving, whether there were problems in their relationship with medical authorities, what assistance they had from their wider families or other sources, and the role of Bangladeshi immigrant culture and religion in all of these issues.
Sentencing Iain Lawrence to a minimum of 24 years in jail, judge George Leggatt told Leicester Crown Court in the UK that the murder of the mother-of-three was both "brutal and carefully planned." Sally Lawrence died at the scene of the crash in the English Midlands last October.
Steve Kirby fell second ball to Wright and when Simon Kerrigan miscued a slog at Wright, Tom Milnes accepted the skier and the Bears could head for the airport and the wintry English Midlands with a jumbo victory in their luggage.
That was followed on Saturday by the England rugby team, playing a sport named after a town in the English Midlands, being beaten at HQ by Australia.
Yesterday's decision by Louise Mensch, married to the manager of rock band Metallica and a Conservative member of parliament (MP) since the 2010 national election, will trigger a by-election for her seat in Corby in the English Midlands.
The virus has been confirmed in the English Midlands with the number of cases now standing at 158 across 20 counties.

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