Residents of Northgate will get the chance to discuss crime in the area and meet their neighbourhood police officer and police community support officer at the next Police and Communities Together (Pact) meeting for the ward.

The meeting will take place at the Baptist Church on Corporation Road on Wednesday, December 12 from 6pm and all residents are welcome.

COFFEE TIME: Haughton Green Methodist Church will hold its monthly coffee morning on Saturday, December 8 from 10am until 11am. The event will include a number of stalls, including a Christmas stall and all money raised will go towards church funds. All are welcome and entry is free.

BLANKET REPLACEMENTS: Age UK Darlington are offering free replacement electric blankets for the 20 that were tested and found to be unsafe at their blanket testing days in September this year. If your blanket was tested and destroyed at the event, contact Age UK Darlington on 01325-362832.