THE Active Life Centre in Coxhoe will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at 7pm. The meeting will elect the new board of directors for 2014-15. Email:

TWO WALKS: Durham Ramblers will do seven-mile walks on February 19 and 23. Wednesday’s will be around Witton Castle and Low Barns nature reserve, starting at the Dog and Gun Inn, Low Etherley, at 10.30am. Call Roger Carpenter on 0191-386-4511 or 07503-646-233. Sunday’s will be along Lumley Park Burn and Wearside Gardens starting at Great Lumley Community Centre at 10.30am. Call Cliff Ludman on 0191-386-6886 or 07766-662-669.

EXCELLENT GRADE: Peterlee Leisure Centre has achieved an excellent accreditation following an assessment from Sport England’s quality scheme Crest. Contract manager Malcolm Grinstead said it was a fantastic achievement and a real team effort.

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FOOTBALL LEAGUE: A new Thursday night football league is soon to start on 4G pitches at North Durham Academy in Stanley. For more information, call Connor Lawson on 07969-182-580 or visit