A CHARITY night featuring a raffle, DJ and disco, will take place at Shildon Civic Hall from 7.30pm to midnight on Friday, February 21. All proceeds will be donated to the Sick Children’s Trust and the paediatric intensive care unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Tickets cost £2.50 on the door or from Clare Nixon on 07403544592.

POLICE APPEAL: A black Mitsubishi L200, registration number CV56 VOP, was stolen from a property at Killerby, near Barnard Castle, at 3.30pm on Monday, January 13. The vehicle is believed to have been driven towards Bishop Auckland and police are keen to speak to anyone who has seen it. Anyone with information is asked to contact Barnard Castle Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

COUNTRY NIGHT: The Sedgefield in Bloom Committee is holding a Honkin Tonkin Country and Western and Rock ‘n Roll night to raise funds. The event takes place at Sedgefield Parish Hall on Saturday, January 18. Tickets cost £8 including a pie and peas supper and are available from Sedgefield Town Council offices on Front Street. Guests should bring their own drinks and glasses.

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CIVIC DINNER: Councillor Barbara Clare, the mayor of Great Aycliffe, is holding a charity civic dinner and dance at the Aston Hotel in Newton Aycliffe, from 7pm to midnight, on Friday, February 21. Tickets cost £26 to include a reception, three-course meal with tea and coffee, table wine, entertainment and dancing. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Cardiothoracic Unit at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and St Clare’s Food Bank. To book contact 01325-300700.