A DOZY burglar dropped his accomplice in it when he named him during a bungled raid.

A householder disturbed two men trying to break into the garage of his home in Errington Drive, Tanfield, near Stanley, at about 4.30am on Tuesday, February 25. The men fled and one was heard to shout "Come on, Gary" to the other. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Constable Chris Bentham, on (01207) 232144.

SLIDE SHOW: Local historian Michael Richardson will give a slide-show on Durham City from 1850 to 1960, at Waddington Street United Reformed Church, Durham, on Thursday, March 20, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £4 and proceeds will go to the Durham Bible Society Action Group. For tickets, call 0191-383 2110.

GET DANCING: Ballroom and sequence dance classes are held on Tuesdays at The Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington. Beginners' classes are from 1pm to 2pm, and intermediates' classes are from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Admission is £1.20. To take part, call 0191-219 3455.

DONOR DATES: Blood donor sessions will be held on Monday, at The Red Lion pub, Front Street, Chester-le-Street, from 2.30pm to 7pm, and on Friday, March 14, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Newhouse Road, Esh Winning, from 3pm to 7pm.

COUNTRY NIGHT: The Seven Winds Country and Western Club will hold a concert, featuring singer Andy Brown, on Tuesday, March 18, at 7.30pm, in Sherburn Hill Community Centre, near Durham. Admission is £2 for adults, £1 for children.

ADVICE SESSIONS: Durham Citizens Advice Bureau will hold outreach advice sessions today, at Woodland House, Kelloe, between 10am and 11am, and in the Jubilee Hall, West Rainton, from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. No appointments are necessary.

SOCIAL NIGHT: The Normandy Veterans Pilgrimage Club will hold a social night at Meadowfield Workingmen's Club on Saturday, March 15, at 7pm. Tickets cost £3 and are available from the club.

KIDS' CHURCH: The Jezreel Kids' Church for youngsters aged seven to 11 meets every Sunday in the Methodist Chapel, Front Street, Dipton, near Stanley, from 10am to noon. To join, call (01207) 230977.

COFFEE AFTERNOON: Durham Christian Partnership will hold a coffee afternoon in Durham Town Hall on Saturday, from 1pm to 4pm. Admission is 50p.

FIRE MEETING: A meeting of the Tyne and Wear Fire and Civil Defence Authority will take place at Fire Brigade Headquarters, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, on Monday at 10.30am.