A TEAM from Hewitts Solicitors, in Darlington, has raised almost £1,800 for St Teresa’s Hospice, by competing in the Marathon of the North. Partner Callum Terry said: "We nominated St Teresa's as one of our major charities because everyone at Hewitts has been so impressed with the care and dedication of the team there. They always go the extra mile to support people who are going through really difficult times, so undertaking the marathon felt like a fitting way to raise money for them."

WILDLIFE TALK: The Darlington Wildlife Group will meet on Thursday, October 17, at 7.30pm, for a talk about Adders in the North East. The group meets at Cockerton Methodist Church. All are welcome.

LIVE MUSIC: Teesside indie band Weird Shapes will perform at The Forum, in Darlington, on Thursday, October 17, at 7.30m, supported by Darlington band Kickshaws. Entry is £3 in advance, £4 on the door. Call 01325-363135 for details. Over-18s only.

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CHURCH HISTORY: The Friends of St Cuthbert’s Church, pictured, in Market Place, Darlington, will meet for an illustrated talk by Anita Blackburn, looking at the links between the church and the former Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. The talk starts at 7.30pm on Thursday, October 17 at the church. Entry is free.

FOLK CLUB: Stewart Hardy and George Welch will perform at the regular folk club held at the Copper Beech, in Neasham Road, Darlington, on Thursday, October 17, from 8pm.