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Fire in Middlesbrough treated as arson

Credit: Cleveland Police

Detectives are treating a fire at a house in Middlesbrough as arson.

The fire happened at around 10.45am on the morning of Saturday 17th December on Southfield Road.

The two women who were in the building at the time weren't hurt.

The incident follows two other fires that took place on the same evening, one at an address on Southfield Road and another at an address on Haddon Street on Monday 21st of November.

At the moment police are not linking the two incidents.

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Venus to cover Mowbray

Tony Mowbray Credit: PA

Tony Mowbray has left his position as Middlesbrough manager.

The club confirmed that assistant Mark Venus would take over from the 49-year-old, who has been at the helm since 2010.

A statement on their official website read: "Middlesbrough Football Club have today announced that manager Tony Mowbray has left the club with immediate effect.

"Assistant manager Mark Venus will take charge of the team until further notice."

Tony Mowbray sacking: Boro statement

Middlesbrough Football Club confirmed this evening that Tony Mowbray has left the club with immediate effect.

Assistant manager Mark Venus will take charge of the team until further notice.

In a brief statement, Middlesbrough FC paid tribute to its former captain, who had returned as manager in 2010:

The club would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Tony Mowbray for all of his substantial efforts, dedication and integrity. He leaves with the very best wishes of all at the club.

– Middlesbrough FC

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