BEACH CLEAN: The public are being asked to give up a couple of hours to help clean the North Gare beach at Teesmouth National Nature Reserve. The event, held from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday, November 29, is being held as part of the Marine Conservation Society's national campaign to clean up beaches. Prizes will be offered for the most unusual item found. Participants are asked to meet at the North Gare carpark, off the A178 Tees Road. Sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof clothes should be worn. Call 01429-853325 for more details.