A DAY of training for Christian teachers will be held at the Appleby Rooms, Church Street, Durham, on Saturday, May 11, from 10am to 4pm. It is being organised by HighLight, a team of experienced Christian teachers. The event is free. There is a suggested donation of £20. For more information, visit highlightonline.org

SEVEN HOMES: Durham County Council is being asked to grant planning permission for seven four-bedroom terraced homes at The Manse, Hallgarth Street, Sherburn Village, near Durham. For more information, visit durham.gov.uk

AGM DATE: Friends of Old Durham Gardens will hold its annual general meeting in committee room two at County Hall, Durham, on Thursday, May 9, at 7pm. Registration begins at 6.30pm. Members and friends are invited to attend. Members will be entitled to vote. The event will include a presentation of old photographs by historian Michael Richardson.

HOUSES PLAN: A planning application has been submitted for five houses on land next to 67 Pity Me, Durham City. Further information can be found online at durham.gov.uk

BIG SING: Elvet Methodist Church, on Old Elvet, Durham, will hold a Big Sing event on Thursday, May 23, at 6pm. Primary school children will perform. Tea and coffee will be served from 5pm. Donations are welcome for Christian Aid.

FOUR HOUSING: Six two-bedroom bungalows could be built on land at Cuthbert Avenue, on Sherburn Road Estate, Durham City, under plans drawn up by Four Housing Group. More details can be found at Durham County Council’s planning portal, at durham.gov.uk