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Hetton School pupils at their performance of Bugdy Malone.
Hetton School pupils at their performance of Bugdy Malone.
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The Front Room opened to the public this week on Front Street – next to Barclays Bank. It is a warm and welcoming cake, coffee and tea house.

Hetton School students went back in in time to the 1920s when they performed the hit musical Bugsy Malone, in what is the last school show before Hetton will get its new school in September. Set in New York, Bugsy Malone tells the story of two gangs comprised of children and their battle over the famous ‘splurge guns’. The show featured well-known songs from the lively Fat Sam’s Grand Slam to the more pensive Tomorrow. The show, which was a huge hit, saw more than 30 students perform over two nights. Both nights were well attend.

A fundraising event in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society took place at the Hut on Moorsley Road, Moorsley, on Friday, January 29. It was organised by the members and friends of Moorsley and District Community Association with a raffle and activities including a tombola and a game of bingo. A buffet brunch was provided and donations totalled £616.66. This is a fantastic amount for such a small community so thanks goes to everyone who attended, donated or supported the event. Organisers also look forward to seeing residents and friends for a drink and a chat during the drop-in mornings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to noon. Everyone is always welcome.

Eppleton Cricket Club is running weekly coaching sessions at Hetton School and the Emirates ICG for under 11s, 13s and under 15s. The sessions at the Emirates ICG will begin on Sunday running for five weeks from 2pm to 3pm, and will be open to under 15 and under 13 players. The sessions at Hetton School will take place weekly on Wednesday evening from February 24 to March 23, from 5pm to 6pm and is open to all under 13s and under 11s. Any new players are welcome to come along. For more information, contact Paul Tipton at eppletoncc11@gmail.com. Both sessions cost £2.