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Darlington: news in brief
ROAD WORKS: Motorists have been warned over potential delays in Neasham Road, Darlington, from tomorrow, as contractors carry out improvements to the town’s cabling network.
The work, by Northern Powergrid, should take three days and temporary traffic lights will be in place.
PACT MEETINGS: A meeting of the Cockerton East partners and communities together group takes place on Tuesday, September 11, at The Hangout, in Nickstream Lane, Darlington, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
The Colleges Pact meeting also takes on the same night, from 7pm, in Abbey Road Junior School, Abbey Road, Darlington.
PUMPING HOUSE: Tees Cottage Pumping Station, in Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, is holding open days on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, for visitors to understand the history of water treatment on the site.
Admission will be £4.50 for adults, £2.50 for children and £3.50 concessions.
BLUES FESTIVAL: Darlington Rhythm and Blues Festival takes place on Sunday, September 16, from 1pm, in the Market Square.
Headline act Andy Fairweather Lowe and The Low Riders will be joined by a number other performers, including The Robin Bibi Band and The Blue Bishops.
MARKET DAY: Chef demonstrations, stalls, music and a hog roast will all be on offer at an autumn market at Raby Castle, Staindrop, near Darlington, on Sunday, September 23.
The event takes place from 11am until 4pm and entry is £6 for adults, £5 for concessions and children free when accompanied by a paying adult.
SIXTIES NIGHT: The sounds of the swinging sixties will come back to Darlington on Saturday, September 15, when the Sixties Gold Tour 2012 plays at Darlington Civic Theatre.
Shows will be held at 5pm and 8pm, with The Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers and PJ Proby on the bill.
Tickets range from £23 to £27.50 and for more information, call 01325-486555.
WALK ON: There is still time for people in Darlington to enter the Darlington Heart Walk, which takes place on Sunday, September 23.
The five-mile walk, around South Burdon, which starts and finishes at Red Hall Primary School, in Headingley Crescent, will raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.
The walk starts at 10am and for more information, visit darlington.gov.uk/darlingtonevents