COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: A cookery and crafts session is being held at Hemlington Recreation Centre in Middlesbrough from 10am-3pm on Thursday.

The Middlesbrough Environment City event starts with a cookery demonstration using seasonal, Fairtrade and locally produced goods.

The results will provide lunch before the afternoon’s Christmas-themed crafts get underway. All materials are provided.

The event is free but booking is essential. Call 01642-243183 or email to book.