Youngsters can meet Santa in his West Auckland grotto

A SANTA'S Grotto in aid of Butterwick Hospice is operating at Acrum Farm, West Auckland, until Sunday, December 22, between 10am and 3pm.

Private group bookings are available for schools, clubs, and youth organisations during week days.

Refreshments, a nativity and festive stalls are also on offer.

Tickets in advance, cost £6 and include a gift. For more details call 01388-660644 or e-mail POPPY FUNDS: The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in the Bishop Auckland area raised £11,446 this year.

WHIST DRIVE: Kirk Merrington Women’s Institute is holding a whist and domino drive in the village hall on Saturday, December 7, at 2pm. Admission is £2 and includes refreshments.

LAPTOPS STOLEN: Thieves stole 14 ASUS X501U laptops from a building on the St Helen Auckland Industrial Estate sometime on November 27 or 28. Anyone who has been offered one is asked to call Durham Police on 101.


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