One town in the North of England takes more asylum seekers proportionally than any other town in England. No more than one in every 200 of the local population should be an asylum seeker according to government guidance. Middlesbrough population was 138400 recorded in 2011, therefore refugees represent just over half of 1% of the Middlesbrough population.
Erimus ("We shall be"), in Latin, was chosen as Middlesbrough's motto in 1830, to signify that the town will to grow.
The number of people seeking asylum in the UK has risen by more than a fifth this year and those high levels are expected to continue.