Rock band Straight Shot will be playing at the Market Tavern pub, in South Burns, Chester-le-Street, on Friday (April 4). The gig starts at 9pm and admission is free. For more details call 0191-388-4749.

More room: Durham County Council planners have approved an application to build an extension, part single-storey, part two-storey,at the side of a house in Alnwick Close, Chester-le-Street.

Jewellery class: A jewellery-making class is held at the Brockwell Centre in Pelton Fell, near Chester-le-Street, on Thursdays between 1 and 3pm. For further details call the centre on 0191-389-3399.

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Camera club: Chester-le-Street Camera Club meets on Monday evenings between September and June at the town’s library in Front Street, Meetings start at 7.30pm and details are available at