DOG lovers can get their pets micro-chipped when a charity's roadshow visits South Tyneside. The National Canine Defence League's mobile micro-chipping and information unit will be in the borough from today to Thursday, and from next Monday to Thursday. A South Tyneside Council spokesman said: "Owners can have their dogs micro-chipped for £9.50, or free to people on benefit or pension. This allows lost dogs to be returned to their owners without incurring fines and boarding charges, which are normally levied if pets are detained by dog wardens. Owners receiving certain benefits may also receive vouchers to have their pets neutered for only £20." The roadshow will visit a number of venues in Jarrow, Hebburn and South Shields. For further details about the roadshow call the council's community services department on 0191-424 7907 or the National Canine Defence League on (01325) 335055.

LANDSCAPE DISPLAY: An exhibition of landscapes by local artist Joe Chaytor is being held in the Long Gallery, Seaton Holme, Hall Walks, Easington Village, until Sunday, June 30. Admission is free. The exhibition is open Mondays to Fridays, from 9am to 4pm, and between 11am and 4pm at weekends.

SUMMER FAIR: Witton Gilbert Primary School is holding its annual summer fair on Saturday, June 22, at 11am. There will be stalls, displays by the police, fire brigade and ambulance service, and pony rides for children.

CHURCH SERVICE: King's Church, Durham, will hold a service in the Penthouse Suite at Collingwood College on Sunday at 10.30am. The guest speaker will be Dr Mark Bonnington, a lecturer in theology at Durham University.

SHOW DATE: Monster Productions will be performing Street of Strangers tomorrow, at 7.30pm, in Stanley Civic Hall. Admission costs £5. For tickets and details call (01207) 218899.

STORY SESSION: A story session for pre-school youngsters will be held on Wednesday, at 11am, in Durham Clayport Library, Millennium Place. The event will be led by Jacqui Rodgerson and Carol Attewell. Admission is free.

RAMBLERS WALK: The next outing of the Chester-le-Street Ramblers will be to the Yorkshire Dales on Sunday, with Dara Dastur. Participants should meet at Chester-le-Street Civic Centre at 9.30am.

DELAYS WARNING: Drivers have been warned of delays on one of South Tyneside's busiest roads as seven weeks of repairs start today. The roadworks are on the A194 eastbound from the Mill Lane roundabout, Hebburn, to York Avenue, Jarrow. Contraflows will operate and an alternative route, via the Testos roundabout, will be signposted.