DARLINGTON Borough Council's websites and phone lines will be unavailable from 8am on Saturday morning while essential maintenance work is carried out.

This will affect all council websites, including Healthy Darlington, Darlington Hippodrome and the main DBC website.

Members of the public can still contact out-of-hours services during this time:

• If you are a Council tenant and have an urgent housing repair, call 01325-384088 or 01325-380604

• To report a stray dog, call 01325-384088 or 01325-380604

• For welfare issues concerning an adult or child, call 08702-402994

• If you are homeless, call 08702-402994

• If you are calling about the collection of a needle or an emergency on the Highway call 07966-347101

The council said the repairs will be carried out as quickly as possible.