Fundraiser says community will struggle without its Church Hall

Campaigners who had been fundraising to try and restore St John's Church Hall say the community will be badly affected by its loss.

They had raised thousands for improvements and were nearing their target. Now they're not sure what their next move will be.

Sandra Dawson has been a parishioner at St John's for 40 years and told us how important the hall was to the community.

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Fire guts church hall

A fire has gutted a church hall in a village in County Durham that locals were raising money to restore.