The TV cameras came to town on Thursday, filming the intro for Sunday's Politics Show, the North East component of which is coming from Darlington.
At very short notice, a good gathering of No supporters turned out, as we unveiled two campaigning posters - one has an image of Hartlepool's H'Angus with the slogan "It's not so funny when it's your money". The other is a 'sits vac' ad for an elected Mayor for Darlington, with a fat cat and the likely whopping salary he'd earn.
Afterwards, we did some surveying of shoppers as to their voting intentions next Thursday. Two things came from an admittedly fairly limited sample - firstly we didn't meet anyone who was intending to vote "Yes". Secondly, we were struck by just how many people didn't live in Darlington. Despite the problems of the past year with Pedestrian Heart, the town centre is once again a popular destination for shoppers from outside the Borough. Results from the Community Survey suggest that satisfaction with the town centre amongst Darlington residents is at an evcellent 81%.
You can see the Northern Echo coverage of the No campaign event here.