Free chips for dogs

DOG owners are being reminded about a free micro-chipping event that takes place this weekend.

Durham County Council has arranged for representatives from the Stray Aid charity to carry out chipping at the former District of Easington council offices, in Seaside Lane in Easington Colliery.

The event will take place this Saturday between 10am-2pm.

Council chiefs say having a dog chipped means if it is found after being lost or stolen it is easier to return to its owner.