All aboard for festive weekend at Locomotion, in Shildon

A SANTA Christmas special will run at a North-East museum at the weekend (December 21 and 22).

The event will take place at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum, in Shildon, County Durham, on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, both days.

Tickets cost £8.50 for children, £5.50 for adults, and £27 or £35 for families, including a diesel train ride, magic show, music, arts and crafts and a visit to Santa’s grotto.

To book, call 01388-771439 or visit

RUNNERS SOUGHT: The Butterwick Hospice is looking for people to run the London Marathon on its behalf. The event takes place on Sunday, April 13. For information, call Mandy Shields, at the hospice’s fundraising office, on 01642-628930.

ORCHESTRA PERFORMS: The 35-piece Soundpower Orchestra, comprising musicians and singers from across the region, will be performing at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, on Friday, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and under 16s, or £30 for a family of four. To book, call 0300-0269-524 or visit



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