TEA DANCE: A North-East hotel that reopened last November after being ravaged by fire in 2008 is launching the first of its traditional tea dances this month.

The Mercure King’s Head Hotel in Darlington will make the tea dances a monthly feature starting with the first on Thursday, February 28 at 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Admission is £6.95 to include entertainment, music, sandwiches and hot drinks.