Santa is making the last of his sleigh visits to Darlington neighbourhoods this week.

He is visiting Whinfield this evening (Wednesday December, 19) and the Elton Road area tomorrow (Thursday, December 20) before a final stop off in High Row from 9.30am to 4pm on Saturday.

The visits have been organised by Darlington’s Round Table and real time tracking of some routes can found at


INSPIRATIONAL GROUP: A Weight Watchers group will celebrate its first anniversary in January after a successful fledgling year saw members lose a combined 105 stone.

The group, which meets weekly at Hurworth Village Hall has about 30 regular members and class leader Anna Hardy described the slimmers as “amazing and inspirational”.