Today's Echo leader was fulsome in its praise for the revamped Dolphin Centre (see Wow factor) below. It said,
"Darlington Borough Council is an example of a North-East local authority which has invested heavily in leisure and is to be congratulated on the first-class job it has made of upgrading the Dolphin Centre. There have been inevitable frustrations for customers and staff while work has been carried out on the £5m facelift, but it has been well worth waiting for."
The piece notes that change can be painful, and that the Pedestrian Heart project has posed difficulties for traders but now "we look forward to the day when the work is finished and Darlington can compete regionally as a shopping destination with something different to offer."
Amen to that.