New north marina bid

Two designs have been prepared for a marina near the mouth of the River Tweed in Berwick.

Two designs have been prepared for a marina near the mouth of the River Tweed in Berwick. A 200-berth £5m-plus marina is the preferred option of Berwick Harbour Commission.

Berwick Borough Council revealed it has now had preliminary discussions with the Government Office North East on the project.

Just the job

A drop-in stall to help unemployed people on to the jobs ladder opens next week.

JobS mart, in the Indoor Market in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool, will offer unemployed people free help with, and advice on, jobs and training, including help with preparing CVs and job applications. For information, call (01429) 284482.

Help at heart

A charity is asking people to help save lives by volunteering.

The British Heart Foundation needs people to help cover events and campaigns and support schools that have signed up to run a BHF fundraising activity. For information, visit bhf.org.uk/volunteer or call (01697) 746317.

On song

A concert of African music is supporting relief and development projects to help children.

The African Children's Choir has raised significant sums for emergency relief and development programmes in Sudan and Rwanda, and is working to help orphaned children in South Africa who are battling starvation and disease. The group performs at the Borough Hall on Hartlepool's Headland on Sunday. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought by calling (01429) 869706 or on the door.

Brain-food

An annual festival will have pub quiz fans testing their memory and knowledge.

The 10-day Houghton Feast has begun and Quiz Finals Night will be hosted at the Rugby Club, in Dairy Lane, Houghton, on October 12, at 9pm.

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