Friday, 15 August 2008

Town Centre open despite fire (and BBC)

Despite the BBC telling everyone that Darlington Town Centre is closed and that people should stay away, the effects of the huge fire at the Kings Hotel have not stopped this weekend's Market Spectacular and most of the town centre is, or soon will be, open for business.

At the moment the Cornmill Centre is shut and obviously the shops under the hotel are closed, but the rest of the town centre is open.

The fire seems to have been contained to part of the top floor, but the water and smoke damage to the whole building must be immense. Thank God no-one was hurt.
Lunchtime update: although the police have now closed the pavement opposite the Kings Hotel outside the HSBC bank, the Cornmill is now open again, the sun is out and the market stalls look great.

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