400 Department for Education jobs to stay in Darlington

A new 'public sector hub' could be established in Darlington thanks to hundreds of Department for Education jobs relocating to the town centre.

Darlington Borough Council has made an agreement with the DfE to create a purpose built office block adjoining the Town Hall to accommodate staff moving from old offices at nearby Mowden Hall.

A new leisure complex with a cinema, shops and bars, is also included in the project.