YOUNGSTERS are benefiting from a new purpose-built playbus visiting villages in the area.

The playbus has been set up by the Government-backed Sure Start East Cleveland initiative.

The bus is at Loftus Leisure Centre on Monday and Friday mornings; Maynard Street, Carlin How, on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings; The Tiger at Easington, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings; Westfield Way, Loftus, on Tuesday morning; Lantsbury Drive, Liverton Mines, on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings, and The Square, Skinningrove, on Thursday lunchtime and Friday afternoon.

For details call (01287) 644200.