SYSTEM CHANGE The telephone number for making a payment to Darlington Borough Council will change to 0845 023 2599 from Wednesday February 5 following a system upgrade. The automated number will be available 24 hours a day.

CENTRE CLOSURE The Ken Hoole Study Centre at the Head of Steam Railway Museum will be closed from Tuesday February 18 until Thursday February 20, from Wednesday March 12 until Thursday March 13 and from Tuesday March 18 until Thursday March 20.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT The MacNay Street Children’s Centre host a breastfeeding support group on Fridays between 10am and 12noon. The group offers a relaxed atmosphere, specialist advice and support. For more information call 01325 487718.

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CREATIVE COOKING Parents and their children can learn new skills and recipes at Cook and Create sessions hosted by the Red Hall Community Centre in Darlington. The sessions take place on Tuesdays between 1.15pm and 2.45pm and are suitable for over-twos. For more information call 01325 406032.