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ST Mary’s Church, in West Rainton, will hold a Christmas Tree Festival on Saturday and Sunday (December 14-15). Visitors are welcome between 3pm and 6pm each day. There will be tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies. Visitors can also vote for their favourite tree and the winner will be announced at the village carol service, to be held on Monday at 6.30pm.
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A coffee morning will be held on Saturday (December 14) at Haughton Green Methodist Church, from 10am to 11am. The event will include cakes and a bring and-buy stall. Admission is free and all are welcome.
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THOUSANDS of people have created and shared their very own ‘Virtual Lumiere’ online through the Visit County Durham app that celebrated the world class light festival that attracted 175,000 people to Durham last month.
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Each month, The Northern Echo highlights one of the many dogs looking for a home at the Dogs Trust, in Sadberge, near Darlington BEN is a four-year-old, smooth coated Border Collie cross, has been at the rehoming centre since January.
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Crooks stole a black Mini-moto off road motorbike with silver wheels as they broke into two garages in York Square, Shildon. The break-in took place overnight between Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5 and the burglars also stole golf clubs and a blue VooDoo mountain bike. Anyone who can help trace the burglars should contact Shildon Police on 101.
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ADULT EDUCATION: The Darlington Worker’s Education Association (WEA) has adult education classes on a number of subjects, including researching World War One memorials; North East monasteries and monks; the history of the British Empire and art history in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Brochures are available in Darlington’s Crown Street Library, go to wea.co.uk/courses or call 01325-284122.
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CAR DAMAGED: Police are appealing for witnesses after the rear window of a Rover car parked on Teasdale Walk, Shildon, was smashed. The damage took place around 7pm on Monday, December 9. Anyone who can identify the vandal should contact Shildon Police on 101.
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POLICE WARNING Darlington Police took to social networking today to warn the public to be on their guard after a spate of suspicious calls in the area. Cold calls from a company called IT Support have been reported to police after callers attempted to get computer log-in details by telling individuals their computer had a virus. The police claim the callers are known scammers and have warned the public not to give out log-in details or any personal information.
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