POLICE APPEAL: A 50-year-old man is in hospital with spinal injuries following a collision on Acklam Road in Thornaby on Sunday. The collision happened when a Ford Focus collided with the pedestrian near to the A66 slip road, west bound at around 6.50pm. Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC Paul Dixon on non-emergency number 101 quoting incident number V224854.

FREE WRAPPING: Free gift wrapping, along with free mince pies and chocolate while you wait will be available at Stockton’s Castlegate Shopping Centre on Saturday December 22.

CHRISTMAS LIGHT: A peace light that has travelled all the way from Bethlehem will arrive in the region in time for Christmas. The light will arrive at James Cook University Hospital’s chapel on Wednesday at 1.30pm.