FORMER Newcastle United chairman Sir John Hall and former MP Lord Bates will be guest speakers at a lecture being organised by Darlington mayor Charles Johnson.

The inaugural Darlington Lecture will be held at Central Hall, in the Dolphin Centre, at 7pm on Thursday, March 6. Both speakers will reflect on their lives in the North-East.

COUNCIL MEETS: Hurworth Parish Council meets at 7pm on Thursday (February 6), at Hurworth Grange. Members will discuss concerns over dog fouling in the village.

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