THE NBA Beef Expo, which was due to take place at the grand opening of the new Darlington auction centre in May, has been postponed because of the coronavirus crisis.

The NBA website says: "In line with current Government advice, the NBA's Beef Expo 2020 which was due to take place in Darlington on May 28, has been postponed until later in the summer.

"We are in consultation with our event partners, and continue to monitor the situation closely. We will advise the rescheduled date in the near future."

The new auction centre for Darlington Farmers Auction Mart is currently being built at Humbleton Park on the outskirts of the town.