RESIDENTS living in five south Durham villages are invited to meet their neighbourhood police team.

Householders in Toft Hill, Etherley, Escomb, Witton Park and Hamsterley, are invited to a Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting, at Escomb village hall, on Wednesday, January 15, from 6pm to 7pm.

FILM SCREENING: Side Effects (cert 15) will be screened in The Witham, Barnard Castle, on Thursday, January 16, at 7.30pm. Entry is £4.

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POLICE MEETING: A Police and Communities Together (PACT) drop-in session takes place at the Community Café, on Front Street, Cockfield, on Saturday, January 18, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

SHORT WALK: Barnard Castle Ramblers are hosting a short walk for busy people, in Cotherstone, on Sunday. The three-mile easy circular route departs from the village green, at 2pm and finishes at about 4pm.

MOVIE NIGHT: Iron Man 3 (cert 12A) is being screened in Mickleton village hall, on Friday, January 17, at 6pm, followed by The Butler (cert 12) at 8.30pm. Entry is £2.50 for adults and £2 for children.