Unfortunately, I would say the latter. Despite all the redevelopment work taking place, there is isn't much there. Very few opportunities for local people to work and make lives for themselves. (Though if somebody would like to correct me on this I would love to hear about it.)
The teenagers in the boombox hatchback who swore at me while they drove down the road to Middlesbrough college - where are they going..? My guess would be: nowhere.
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