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Redditch is a town in Worcestershire, England, just south of the West Midlands urban area. The district has a population of about 80,000 and is represented in Parliament by Jacqui Smith.

The first recorded mention of Redditch is in 1348, and it became a centre of needle-making. It was designated a new town in 1964, and expanded greatly. Now mainly a dormitory town, it has some light industry and is also well-known in the region for its speciality Batchley Cheese.


Located in the heart of England, Redditch is an ideal starting point to get away from. The M42 motorway is a short drive away and it is linked by dual carriageways and A-class roads to surrounding towns such as Bromsgrove and Evesham. The Cross-City Line provides a regular train service via Birmingham to Lichfield. There is a regular bus service to Studley.

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