Music lovers who would rather rock out than listen to Christmas tunes are in for a treat at The Forum. The venue on Borough Road is hosting a Festive Ska Party from 7pm tomorrow (Friday, December 14) with music from The Rough Kutz, No Fun and Big Fat Panda. Entry is £6.

CHARITY THANKS: An adult support service would like to thank all the Darlington businesses who helped it raise over £250. Volunteers from The Pathways to Independence scheme on Grange Road which supports disabled adults appealed for donations towards a raffle and were overwhelmed by the response. Over £250 was raised which will be spent on day trips for service users.