FESTIVE FUNDRAISER: Barnard Castle Cricket Club is holding a fundraising evening on Saturday, December 1, featuring the Wall Street band. It takes place at the club and starts at 7pm, after the town's Christmas lights switch-on. Tickets are £5. Food will be available.

DOMINO DRIVE: A whist and domino drive will be held at Hamsterley Village Hall at 7.30pm on Monday, December 3. Tickets cost £2.50 and include supper. All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research UK.