Byers to speak

North Tyneside MP Stephen Byers will give the annual Graham Lecture for national charity Counsel and Care.

North Tyneside MP Stephen Byers will give the annual Graham Lecture for national charity Counsel and Care.

His lecture, "Older people: why a new agenda is a political priority", will take place on Thursday at the Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London.

All for charity

A FUNDRAISER is being held for charity today.

In aid of Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, the event will be at Daraz Indian Restaurant.

Tickets cost £15, of which Asca will receive £10, and there will be food and prizes.

For more information, call Asca on (0191) 238-2130 or (0191) 290-1065. Tickets available from the Daraz, Holly Street, Jesmond.

Run plea

THE Stroke Association is seeking people to support its efforts by taking part in the Great North Run.

MP Ian Wright for Hartlepool, whose 12-year-old son suffered a stroke in April, will be part of the Stroke Association team.

To sign up, call Gill Brady on (01904) 427244.

Time to rock

YOUNG musicians and singers are invited to audition for Durham's School Of Rock And Pop.

The school's sessions will restart after the summer in the music rooms at Belmont Community Arts College, where students will be playing in groups, improvising and developing their individual style.

Experienced musician and teacher, Andrew Meadowcroft, says: "We are holding auditions over the next two weeks and want to encourage anyone aged 11 to 18, who wants to play in a band and develop their skills to come along."

Call: 0845 234-0195 or email auditions@schoolofrockandpop. com. The audition is free, informal and fun.

Good report

GOVERNMENT inspectors have delivered a positive report on South Tyneside Council's adult and community learning service.

After interviewing 200 learners, staff and sub-contractors, inspectors said there were "very good quality policies, processes and systems in place". The council's lead member for children and young people. Jim Foreman, said: "This is a superb endorsement for the adult and community learning service."By daniel cochlin

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