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Help for foster carers

Darlington Foster Carers Association is being set up to give help and support to foster parents who need it. Helen Clyde is the voice for the association and has been fostering children for the last three and a half years. “Being a foster carer can be quite difficult and very isolating,” she said. “It has been set up to give foster carers in Darlington a voice, and to work in partnership with Darlington Borough Council to improve the quality of …

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Darlington’s Big Dance Festival

Darlington’s Big Dance Festival, which took place in July, was a great success with about 600 people taking to Darlington’s market square and dancing together to the popular pop hit Lady Gaga’s ‘Judas’. The spectacular dance was a highlight of the festival as it was also choreographed by ‘Strictly Dance Fever winner Darrien Wright’. Darrien secured funding from the Arts council and has been working with schools and community groups to teach them the routine and prepare them for the …

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Overweight Youngsters Programme

The Overweight Youngsters Programme is the programme created by Darlington Borough Council to help overweight youngsters with their health and fitness and wellbeing. Their motto is ‘The M.E.N.D….Mind, exercise, nutrition…Do it!’ and it is a fantastic scheme mainly focused on 13 year olds and their parents.

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Online talk show

Peter Quest, the former local radio presenter and part time actor, has created an online talk show. Quest, also appeared he appeared in the programme ‘United’ about the tragic Munich air disaster. This new online show contains information on Darlington, the local news and of course lots of prizes and competitions. Local businesses have also donated prizes to the radio station which has been a massive support for the talk show and Peter. Peter is also searching for other local …

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Beauty and the Bike

The Darlington Media group production have finally released their documentary ‘Beauty and the Bike’ after more than a year on the road. It has been released onto DVD with a range of language subtitles. Further, to celebrate the release the ‘Beauty and the Bike’, their website has been totally transformed.

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