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Survey shows opposition to Crown Street library move

Friends of Darlington Libraries recently surveyed people about the council’s planned move of Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre. The report (the full version of which can be found in the attached pdf), based on surveying in October/November 2016, showed: 96% of respondents were satisfied with the library service at Crown Street, of which more »

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Tickets to go on sale for Hippodrome 2017/18 Panto

Darlington Civic Theatre has announced that their 2017/18 magical pantomime will be the fairest of them all, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Running from Saturday 9 December 2017 until Sunday 14 January 2018 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be the first major production at the newly re-opened Darlington Hippodrome following its 18 more »

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Darlington for Culture launches new volunteer recruitment drive

Darlington for Culture (DfC), which support arts in the town, has launched a new recruitment drive for volunteers to support its activities. The organisation, which is a Community Benefit Society, a type of co-operative, supports a variety of groups, businesses and venues in activities ranging from stewarding art exhibitions to helping to run events. Now, more »

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Proposal for the future of Cockerton Library is submitted

Darlington Borough Council is being asked to consider a proposal that would save Cockerton Library, which has been threatened due to austerity cutbacks. A steering group including a number of community businesses and organisations has been working over recent months to put together a plan which would see the building remain open as a library/community more »

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Author’s second crime novel is published

The second crime novel by Darlington author Michael Beck has been published. Making A Difference, which is available as an ebook published by Inscribe Media, is set in a fictional northern town and tells how Greg Preston, Mister Average in his mid-thirties with a wife and two children, becomes radicalised by an extreme left wing more »

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Craft sessions for children

Make Time – Making Time for Arts and Crafts Art and craft sessions for parents & children (18 months to 5 yrs) Wednesdays 9.30 at Danesmoor House Nursery, 158 Carmel Road North, Darlington DL3 8RH) Classes open to the public from 30th November 2016. Fun, themed, art and craft sessions designed to:  Encourage children more »

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Calling all wildlife photographers

The three north east Wildlife Trusts (Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley), the Natural History Society of Northumbria, Great North Museum: Hancock and Alan Hewitt Photography have joined forces for the fifth year running to launch the 2017 North East Wildlife Photography Competition. Nestlé Fawdon, which has supported the competition since its launch in 2012, is more »

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Bud’s trilogy is published

The first three crime novels by writer Bud Craig, from the Darlington area, have been brought together and published as an e-trilogy. Salford Murders features three gripping private eye detective stories set in the industrial North. With the atmosphere of urban decline and inner-city violence, these three murder mysteries are set in the metropolitan area more »