YOUNG people at a north Durham youth club have received some new equipment.

Fifteen children aged 11-16, who attend Chester-le-Street Youth Club, have been trying their hand at mixing music.

The aspiring DJs learned their skills on Saturday and recorded five acts to impress their friends.

More than £400 of equipment was donated to the young people by the Nestle Make-a-Disc charity.

Caroline Wade, of Nestle, said: "The idea is to support successful youth clubs and this is one of the best in the country."

She said that young people with little to do could be tempted into a life of crime.

"This project offers something alternative and interesting and gives them a skill they can use positively."