Darlington schoolboy Lewis Moses became County Durham cross country champion at a race held in Bishop Auckland on January 23. The year 11 Longfield School pupil became the first student from the school to win the title.

WILDLIFE TALK: Middleton St George Wildlife Group will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, supported by Darlington Borough Council and the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. The event takes place in the lounge of the Havelock Arms in Middleton St George, starting at 7pm, and Geoff Barber, from Teesside conservation organisation Inca, is the guest speaker. He will talk about conservation work at Teesmouth. Admission is 50p for Durham Wildlife Trust members and £1 for non-members.

PERFORMERS WANTED: Youngsters living on Darlington's Firthmoor estate are invited to take part in a music and drama performance at the Civic Theatre later this year. The Firthmoor Oratorio will take place on Monday, June 9, featuring Northern Sinfonia. Youngsters will prepare for the performance during a week-long drama residency at the Arts Centre at Easter. For details, call Kari Vickers on (01325) 388155.

COMPUTER COURSE: People interested in learning about computers can attend a course at the Cable drop-in centre in Whitby Way, Branksome, Darlington, twice a week. The course is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9.30am until 11.30am. For details, call (01325) 354084.

CHARITY SALE: A bring and buy sale to raise money for Blue Peter's Water Aid appeal will take place at St Helen's Church, Ainderby Steeple, near Darlington, on Sunday, February 9. The event starts at noon and visitors can pay £1 to wear fancy dress, with a prize for the best costume.

IT SCHEME: Villagers in Middleton St George, near Darlington, will soon be able to surf the net at the local Women's Institute hut. A bid to include the village in the Government's UK Online scheme has been successful and sessions will begin shortly. For details, call Doris Jones on (01325) 332820.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: A handyman service for residents of Branksome, Darlington, is now available. The Cable drop-in centre is offering the maintenance and repair service at £6.50 per hour for labour. Call (01325) 354084 for more information.

CASINO NIGHT: The Butterwick Hospice will hold a casino night at Glaxo Sports and Social Club on March 1, between 7.30pm and 11pm. Washington and District Lions Club will provide roulette, card and dice games and gaming chips for the event. Tickets for the event, which has a smart dress code, cost £8. For bookings or details, call (01388) 603003.

COFFEE MORNING: St Clare's Church hall, in Newton Aycliffe, will host a coffee morning on Saturday, February 8, from 10am to noon. Admission is free, coffee or tea and a scone 50p. Proceeds are for the Great North Air Ambulance.