THE Radisson Blu Hotel, in Durham City, was named a runner up in the resort category at the annual Simply the Guest hotel awards, organised by laterooms.com

DIABETES DANCE: Tesco stores across the region will be staging mass cha cha slide dances to raise money for Diabetes UK on Saturday (January 25) at 2.30pm. The Dance for Diabetes is open to all. For more information, visit diabetes.org.uk/tesco

GYM EVENT: Young gymnasts from across the region will compete in the Regional National Development Program championships in South Tyneside on Sunday (January 26). Among those taking part will be children from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, in Ushaw Moor, County Durham.

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