DURHAM County Council will resume garden waste collections from Tuesday, March 18. Residents who are part of the scheme will receive a leaflet detailing their collection dates, which are also available online at durham.gov.uk. Householders are advised to put their garden waste bin out by 7am. Small branches, flowers, leaves, grass cuttings, weeds, prunings and hedge clippings can be placed straight into the bins. Moves to introduce charges for collecting garden waste have been delayed until next year.

WALLING COURSE: A new dry stone walling course is to begin at East Durham College’s Houghall campus, near Durham City. The course will be run by master craftsman Ewan Allinson in March and will be priced £140 for one day, or £265 for two. All materials and equipment will be provided. For more information, call Julie Carmichael on 0191-375-4716.

SPONSORED SKYDIVE: Durham-based children’s charity Heel and Toe is looking for people to take part in a sponsored skydive from 13,000ft at Peterlee Parachute Centre, east Durham, on Saturday, April 26. Registration costs £35, plus at least £350 sponsorship. Call 0191-386-8606 or email: debora@heelandtoe.org.uk

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FOODBANK COLLECTION: Durham Foodbank are looking for volunteers to help with collections at Morrison’s in Chester-le-Street on Saturday, March 8, Asda in Spennymoor on Saturday, March 15, and Tesco in Annfield Plain on Saturday, March 22. Email: manager@durhamfoodbank.org.uk

THEATRE SHOW: A recording of the National Theatre’s production of War Horse will be screened at the Gala Theatre, Durham, on March 3 and 31 at 7pm. Entry costs £15, £13 for concessions and £10 for Gala Friends. To book, call 03000-266-600 or visit galadurham.co.uk. There is also a schools’ performance at 9.30am on Monday, March 3.