Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has described the three major Indoor Bowls Championships taking place in Stanley this week as a “major coup for the town.”

The event, at Stanley Indoor Bowls Club, comes to an end with the Men’s International Series Championship from 17th to 19th March, and Kevan will be attending the Presentation on Saturday afternoon.

Kevan said, “To have such an event as this in Stanley is a great coup for the town.

“We are delighted to welcome visitors from the length and breadth of the British Isles to make full use of our bowling facilities and see for themselves all the wonderful things that our county has to offer. Many congratulations to all those involved in staging this terrific event and good luck to everyone taking part in the next few days.”