Shopping trip

AN early Christmas shopping trip can be taken to Longhirst.

Parishioners from St John’s Church in the village will hold their Christmas coffee morning at Longhirst Hall on Saturday.

Stalls will sell a range of goods, including cards and wrapping paper, jewellery, homemade preserves, gifts, alternative therapies and work by local artists.

The event takes place in the Northumbria Suite, from 10am to noon.

Tickets cost £3 for adults and 50p for children, and include coffee and biscuits. They are available on the door.