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Ayresome Gardens granted Jubilee status

Ayresome Gardens in Middlesbrough
Image caption Ayresome Gardens in Middlesbrough has been dedicated as a Queen Elizabeth Field In Trust

Ayresome Gardens in Middlesbrough has been granted special status to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

The park, off Linthorpe Road, has been formally dedicated as a Queen Elizabeth Field In Trust at a special celebratory event.

It means the green space will always be maintained for recreational and sports use.

A spokesperson for Middlesbrough Council said it meant the park would be safe from development forever.

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