Bingo is up our Street

SCREEN STARS: Ryan Thomas and Michelle Collins at Hartlepool's bingo hall
SCREEN STARS: Ryan Thomas and Michelle Collins at Hartlepool's bingo hall

TWO soap stars helped a bingo hall celebrate its re-launch.

Hartlepool’s Mecca Bingo, off Marina Way, Hartlepool, has been refurbished and to mark its opening Coronation Street stars Ryan Thomas and Michelle Collins - who play Jason Grimshaw and Stella Price in the show - were invited along.

The club which originally opened in February 1996, now offers a modern, sociable gaming concept where customers can play a number of games in a variety of different ways and on a wide range of gaming products.

Other new concepts include a social lounge where people can chat to friends, listen to music, and enjoy the food and drink brought to the table while playing bingo at the same time.

General manager Gavin Lee said: “The re-launch was brilliant and it was great to welcome customers through the doors to see the changes for themselves.”