FESTIVE FILM: A free showing of Christmas favourite It's a Wonderful Life will take place at the Big Screen in Middlesbrough on Thursday, December 20 from 6pm. Seating is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Warm clothing should be warn. The film will be shown with subtitles.

CHRISTMAS RUN: Festive-themed runs are being held in Middlesbrough's Albert Park on Saturday, December 22, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The free runs begin at 9am and participants are encouraged to wear festive attire. They are open to runners of all ages and abilities. Register online at parkrun.org.uk/register