MEETING REARRANGED: The Police and Communities Together (Pact) meeting for Middleton St George, originally planned for January 29, has been rescheduled and will now take place on Wednesday, January 22. The meeting will be held at Dinsdale Court, in Middleton St George, at 6.30pm, with representatives from Darlington police and Darlington Borough Council available to discuss local issues.

SHOPLIFTING TACKLED: Police in Darlington have hailed the success of the Shopwatch initiative, after 17 shoplifting suspects were arrested at B&M, off Whessoe Road, thanks to co-operation between store managers, staff and officers. The discount store joined Shopwatch recently and is now alerted to suspected shoplifters and uses its own CCTV to track offenders.

GRAFFITI CLEANED: StreetScene staff from Darlington Borough Council have urged people to report litter or graffiti in any of the town’s parks after they jet-washed the play equipment at North Lodge Park to remove dirt and spray paint. Litter, needles or graffiti can be reported to the council at or on 01325-388777.

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LIVE MUSIC: Sixties tributes band The Fabs will perform at The Forum, in Borough Road, Darlington, on Saturday, January 18, from 8pm. Tickets are £8 on the door.

DANCE CLASS: A ballroom and latin dance class aimed at beginners will be held at Middleton St George Community Centre on Sunday, January 19, between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. A partner is required. Entry is £5 per person. For more information call 07932312104.