Durham Wildlife Trust has announced the launch of a new environmental education programme in Darlington’s South Park.

The trust’s education team will run a series of nature-based courses for local schools, using the existing Indoor Out Classroom in the park as their base.

Schools have been sent details of sessions on offer including nature explorers, a walk in the woods and nature detectives.

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POPPING CORKS: A new champagne and cocktail bar has opened in Darlington, creating four new jobs.

Bar Forno is situated in the cellar of Al Forno on Skinnergate and was designed by Teesside University graduate Patrycja Obalska on her first assignment since graduating.