A STREET collection has raised £1,842.04 for Marie Curie. Twenty volunteers took part in the collection in Durham City on Saturday, March 22, supported by Pittington Brass Band. The money raised will pay for 92 hours of Marie Curie nursing care for people with terminal illnesses in their own home. Organisers thanked everyone who supported the event.

OPEN HOUSE: Estate agents Bridgfords in Durham will take part in an Open House event on May 17 and 18. For further details, call 0191-386-2829.

CARITAS CONCERT: The Caritas Ensemble will perform a concert titled The Pastoral in Durham School chapel, off Quarryheads Lane, Durham City, on Sunday (April 13) at 7pm in aid of Moving On, a Durham-based youth homelessness charity. Tickets, priced £10, £6 for concessions and £5 for students, can be bought at the door or booked in advance by emailing: thecaritasensemble@gmail.com

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PLAN WITHDRAWN: A planning application for the partial demolition of a former cinema at The Avenue, Coxhoe, near Durham, and the construction of five dwellings has been withdrawn.

COMEDY STORE: The Gala Theatre in Durham will host The Comedy Store on Monday (April 14) at 7.30pm. Entry is recommended for ages 16 and up only. Tickets are £11 for adults, £9 for concessions, £8 for students and Gala friends. To book, call 03000-266-600 or go online to galadurham.co.uk