ROWENA Hackwood will give a talk on Auckland Castle at the next meeting of the Durham-Belmont branch of the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society in Belmont Community Centre, Sunderland Road, Gilesgate, Durham, on Wednesday, February 19, at 1pm. Non-members are welcome. For more information, email:

DANCE NIGHT: A 50-50 dance night will be held at Durham Indoor Bowling Club, Pity Me, Durham City, on Saturday (February 15) from 8pm to 11pm. Entry is £2.50 for members, £3 for non-members. For further details, call 0191-384-0700.

WHO NIGHT: Mr Drayton’s Record Player returns to the Gala Theatre, Durham, on Tuesday (February 11). The regular feature is an evening of comedy, drinks and listening to a classic album on vinyl. This week, guests will hear The Who’s Quadrophenia. Tickets, priced £5, can be booked by calling 03000-266-600. The entertainment starts at 7.30pm.

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QUARTER-FINAL: Durham City’s St Leonard’s RC School under-15s boys’ football team has been drawn against Liverpool’s Cardinal Heenan Sports College in the quarter-finals of the English Schools FA Cup. The team won the under-14s competition at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground last year and picked up the Junior Team of the Year prize at The Northern Echo’s Local Heroes Awards.