A man has been arrested after cannabis worth more than £1,000 was recovered from a house in Darlington.

Police carried out a search of the home in the Neasham Road area yesterday morning and found drugs with an estimated street value of £1,400. A police spokesman said: "One male is helping us with our inquiries and we hope to make other arrests soon." The 35-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs, has been released on police bail while investigations continue.

MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE: Britain's biggest mountain challenge will take place in June, with volunteers climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in a weekend. All money raised from the sponsored challenge will go to The British Heart Foundation. To take part, contact (01937) 835421.

SPONSORED WALK: Volunteers are needed for a sponsored walk to raise money for The Stroke Association and Research into Ageing. The walk will take place in August at the Shugborough Hall estate, in Staffordshire. More than 1,500 walkers from around the North-East are expected to take part on two routes - one of two miles and one of six. For more details, contact (02075) 660311.

NURSERIES WANTED: The Meningitis Research Foundation is visiting children's nurseries in the North-East to take part in a musical event. The foundation has produced packs to encourage youngsters to make music, while letting their parents and carers learn the symptoms of meningitis. For more information, contact (01454) 281814.

COUNTRYSIDE AWARDS: Time is running out for people in the region to enter the National Countryside Awards Scheme, which recognises the innovative achievements of individuals and groups who help sustain the British countryside.For more information log on to www.nfucountryside.org.uk, or contact (0870) 8402030. Nominations close on Monday, April 14.