Vandals have smashed windows and daubed graffiti at a community centre. The youths attacked Stanley Day Centre, in Wear Road, Stanley, overnight on Sunday, May 11. They wrote the names Kim, Vicki, Sheep and Melanie C on the building. The following night, windows were smashed at East Stanley Junior and Infants School. On Tuesday, May 13, South Stanley Infants School suffered a similar attack. Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to contact Stanley police on (01207) 232144.

THEFT FOILED: Two youths fled empty-handed after they were spotted trying to steal a Piaggio moped from outside a house in Tyne Road, Stanley, on Friday, May 9. Both were aged about 13. The first was 4ft, of slim build and was wearing a blue woollen hat, dark jeans and jacket and black trainers. The second was 4ft 6in, with short, blond hair and was wearing a blue-striped jacket.

NEW COURSE: A ten-week introduction to counselling, relaxation and stress management starts on Friday at the Chester-le-Street Community Association centre, in Newcastle Bank. It costs £30 and will be held on Fridays, from 10am to noon. To enrol, contact 0191-388 4752.

FRIENDS MEET: Meet and Greet, the social club for the under-35s, takes place in the Village Hall, Delves Lane, near Consett, tomorrow, from 1pm to 3pm. This week the topic is an introduction to the Sure Start scheme. There is a creche available. To join, call (01207) 583174.

HOMES PLAN: Bowey Homes is asking Derwentside District Council for permission to build 39 homes at Frejon Limited, Crookhall Road, Consett, and ten homes on land east of Officials Terrace, Lanchester.

PHOTO MEETING: Durham Photographic Society meets at 7.30pm tonight in Shakes-peare Hall, North Road, Durham. Admission is free.

CREDIT UNION: East Derwentside Credit Union has a collection point in Dipton Community Centre today, from 9.30am to 11.30am.

TRIO GIG: The Steve Daggett Acoustic Trio will perform at the Bell Inn, Jesmond Vale, Newcastle, from 8pm tomorrow. Admission is free.

FAITH TALK: Dr Berkeley Squires will give a talk, called Vindicate Your Faith to the Durham British Israeli Fellowship on Saturday, at 2.30pm, in Shakespeare Hall, North Road, Durham.

OPEN NIGHT: Bearpark and Esh Colliery Band is holding an open night tonight, between 7pm and 9.30pm, in The Old Chapel, Esh Winning Industrial Estate, Esh Winning, when any brass player is welcome to join in. For more details, call Alan Beaumont on 0191-373 6695.