JASON MANFORD One of the North’s top comedians, Jason Manford, will entertain crowds with his new show First World Problems when he appears at Darlington’s Civic Theatre on Friday February 21 and Saturday February 22. Tickets cost £20.50 or £22.50. For availability, call the box office on 01325 486555.

SHOP THEFT A Darlington man told a judge that he stole a camera from Boots because the opportunity presented itself. Richard Allan Bowles, 33, pleaded guilty to stealing the £179.99 camera at Darlington Magistrates Court and was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15. Bowles – of Montrose Street – said he had acted on the spur of the moment.

BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE The South Martins will pay tribute to the Beautiful South and The Housemartins when they perform at The Forum in Darlington tomorrow (Friday February 14). Tickets are £9 and doors for the concert open at 8pm. To book, call 01325 363135.