YOUNG football fans have the chance to learn from qualified Premiership coaches during the school holidays. Middlesbrough Football in the Community half-term courses are being held for children next week, with nine courses to choose from. Sessions are held between 10am and 3pm. They cost £9 a day, £16 for two days, or £30 for a four-day course if booked before Saturday. For more details, contact (01642) 282182.

Free tennis: A sports event is being held at Tennis World, Middlesbrough, on Saturday, May 31, in aid of Teesside Hospice. In conjunction with the Lawn Tennis Association, the event is open to all ages and standards. The day will include free tennis coaching and competitions such as speed of serve, mini tournaments and hit-up challenges. The event will take place from noon to 3pm. For more details, contact Sarah Dawson on (01642) 355866.

SHOPPING TRIP: The Butterwick Hospice is selling tickets for its summer shopping trip to Edinburgh, on Saturday, June 7. They cost £12 and are available by contacting Sarah Eldon on (01642) 624231.

NEW ROLE: Karl Hanson has been appointed IT support technician at Stockton Borough Council's adult education department. He will work closely with the community to support tutors and learners with their courses by bringing multi-media equipment to those who have previously had no access to them.

IDENTITY PARADES: Cleveland Police are seeking people to take part in identity parades. The force wants to recruit various groups, beginning with fair-haired and ginger-haired men and women. Volunteers will be paid £10. Contact Sergeant John Baines on (01642) 303280 for details.

CAT RESCUED: Firefighters yesterday rescued a cat stranded on a window ledge two storeys up on a block of flats in Talbot Street, on the Tilery estate, Stockton.