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Redditch,city (1991 pop. 61,639) and district, Worcestershire, central England. Redditch was designated one of the new townsnew towns,
planned urban communities in Great Britain, developed by long-term loans from the central government and first authorized by the New Towns Act of 1946. The chief purpose of the act was to reduce congestion in the great cities (or at least prevent its increase) through
..... Click the link for more information. in 1964 to alleviate overpopulation in Birmingham and the 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.
..... Click the link for more information. . It has grown into a city with various light manufactures, including needles, fishing tackle, springs, bicycles, and motorcycles.
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a town in W central England, in N Worcestershire: designated a new town in the mid-1960s; metal-working industries. Pop.: 74 803 (2001)
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