BIKE THEFT: Police in Darlington are hunting thieves who stole a mountain bike from a property in Darlington on December 11. The silver and red Trek 4900 bike has a red rear wheel rim, Specialized road tyres and a black rigid front fork. Anyone with information should contact 101.

ALCOHOL LICENCE: Darlington Borough Council's licensing sub-committee meets in the Town Hall on Wednesday, December 19, to discuss an application from Total UK filling station, in Grange Road, Darlington, to sell alcohol until 11pm every day. The plan has received criticism from residents, who believe it could lead to increased crime.