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The Jamia Mosque and Islamic Society of Darlington is located in the North Lodge Terrace area of the town, an area with a high proportion of ethnic minority residents.

On 29 June 2016 a number of changes to council services were agreed as part of the medium term financial plan. Visit the budget website to find out more.

Darlington College journalism diploma graduate Becky Parkinson has joined a health trust’s communications team on an internship to help develop web content.

The Feethams multi storey car park can be accessed via Beaumont Street. There are 650 spaces, including 33 for blue badge holder.

By train: The closest train station is Darlington on the East Coast Mainline, an eight minute walk from the venue.

Darlington College graduate Hollie Thornton has been accepted to study a degree in veterinary physiotherapy after securing a triple distinction star in BTEC applied science, despite being diagnosed with an allergy to pet hair.

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Darlington Memorial Hospital is on Hollyhurst Road,[37] in the corridor between Woodland Road and The Denes.

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There's a taxi drop-off point outside the Town Hall, directly opposite the venue.

Darlington town centre has built a strong focus on independent shopping, and offers a more varied shopping experience than in many other UK towns and cities which have a higher concentration of national and international chains. Grange Road has a number of "designer" stores, Duke Street houses art galleries and restaurants and between the two is Skinnergate, which holds the greatest variety of original stores.

Vue Darlington has wheelchair access throughout the venue and in all screens. The venue is on the first floor of the Feethams shopping centre, with lift access from both inside and outside the centre.

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In November 2009 the town appointed an official 'Twitterer in residence', the first of its kind in the UK. Mike McTimoney (known on Twitter as TheDarloBard) is a local regular Twitter user who has been officially charged with tweeting for and about Darlington,[41] and to help promote The Darlington Experiment 2.0, the town's social media campaign.

Darlington is known for its associations with the birth of railways. This is celebrated in the town at Darlington Railway Centre and Museum. The world's first passenger rail journey was between Shildon and Stockton-on-Tees via Darlington, on the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825.

Darlington station is an eight minute walk away and there are two bus stops directly outside the venue (Town Hall I and Town Hall O).

Darlington is a market town in County Durham, in North East England, and part of the Tees Valley. With a population of 106,000 in 2011, the town lies on the River Skerne, a tributary of the River Tees.[2][3] The town owes much of its development to the influence of local Quaker families in the Victorian era, and is famous as the terminus of Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger railway. The town is often colloquially referred to as 'Darlo'.[4]

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Furthermore, the local council, regional development agency and government departments are consulting about investing in an upgrade of Darlington's A66 Eastern Bypass to dual carriageway to improve congestion and journey times, as well as to prevent the tees valley region from suffering due to the road currently being single track passing Darlington which is essentially the gateway to the tees valley region.

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Close to the Darlington A66 Bypass is also the Link66 redevelopment scheme, which is a large plot of land close to the Morton Park site. It is hoped developers will see potential in the site due to its excellent transport links with fast access to the town centre and central park regeneration zone via the new Darlington Eastern Transport Corridor constructed in 2008. While also being in close proximity to the A1(M) Motorway which heads south to London and north to Edinburgh.

Darlington started life as an Anglo-Saxon settlement.[5] The name Darlington derives from the Anglo-Saxon Dearthington, which seemingly meant 'the settlement of Deornoth's people' but by Norman times the name had changed to Derlinton.[5] During the 17th and 18th centuries the town was generally known by the name of Darnton.[5]

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Neighbouring towns include Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland and Stockton.

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Darlington at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

There are two sets of double doors at the entrance of the venue, one is automatic and the other is push and pull.

Visiting during the 18th century, Daniel Defoe noted that the town was eminent for "good bleaching of linen, so that I have known cloth brought from Scotland to be bleached here". However he also disparaged the town, writing that it had "nothing remarkable but dirt" (the roads would typically be unpaved at the time).[7]

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The Forum Music Centre, opened in 2004, hosts regular live music events, from Ska and Punk to Indie and Classic Rock. It also runs a popular comedy club. As well as live music, the facility houses a state of the art recording studio and several rehearsal rooms. The Carmel Rhythm Club, at Carmel College in the Hummersknott end of town, is another music venue. A charitable organisation for the Carmel PTA (Parents and Teachers Association) attracts many large bands in the genre of rhythm and blues.

Vue Darlington is a state-of-the-art multiplex with over nine screens, all equipped with Sony 4k digital projection and Dolby Digital surround sound. Three of the screens are 3D, and every screen has VIP seating.

Arriva run most of the bus services in the town.

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All of the investment in recent years and planned investment with large scale public sector support makes Darlington the most invested in Borough in the Tees Valley region, with Stockton a close second. The Civic Theatre is a popular arts venue in the town, hosting a mix of musicals, dramas, plays and pantomimes. The smaller but well-used Arts Centre, founded in 1982, featured smaller events, film screenings and more experimental material; however this closed in 2012.[35]