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News in brief from south Durham
GARDENERS can pick up tips about creating new plants, growing produce and composting at an event next weekend. Trimdon Community Garden will host a plant cutting and division demonstration on Saturday, September 28, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Entry is £1.50 per adult and 50p for senior citizens and children. Each family will be able to take up to five plants home with them and tea and coffee will be available.
WRITERS GROUP: Crook Writers Group will meet at 2D Business Centre, Crook, on Tuesday, September 24, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, for a talk about writer’s block.
COFFEE MORNINGS: Age UK will hold coffee mornings at which people can enjoy a cuppa and a chat or take part in activities such as singing, light exercise and hand massages. They will be held at St Andrew’s Community Hall, Dawson Street, Crook, on Friday, October 11, and Friday, November 8, 10am to noon. Free but donations welcome.
CAR FIRE: A crew from Spennymoor fire station was called to Broom Cottages, Ferryhill, at around 1pm (on Friday, September 20) to extinguish a parked car that was on fire. Nobody was in the vehicle at the time and the cause of the fire is unknown.
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