Incentive for fit resolutions

THOSE hoping to beat the bulge after Christmas are being offered an incentive by Middlesbrough Council. Anyone who takes out annual membership with one of the council's X4 health and fitness clubs in January will be entered into a draw with a chance to win prizes, including sports wear and personal pulse monitors. For information call the centres: Rainbow (01642) 592800, Southlands (01642) 300428, Clairville Stadium (01642) 246767, Neptune (01642) 230106.

Police appeal: More than £25,000 worth of property was stolen in a burglary during the weekend at a Hartlepool warehouse. Thieves broke in to Dowding and Mills, in Usworth Road, and stole power tools, eight computers, and a silver V-registration Ford Mondeo. Anybody with information is asked to call (01642) 302126.