TAI Chi, swimming, aromatherapy and confidence building are some of the courses set up for the New Year by Stockton Borough Council's Adult Education Service.

Students can also discover their hidden talents as a cook with the Can't Cook, Want to Learn course, while art, pottery and mosaics are also on offer for more artistic types.

The council has also teamed up with Sure Start to offer residents a Feel Good programme of gentle physical activity with free creche support at Portrack Community Centre, Clarences Community Centre and St John's Livingwell.

For more information on the free Feel Good programme call (01642) 358535.