Chapter 727, 22 May 2015

Chapter 727 May 22nd 2015

Outgoing Mayor of Ferryhill, Councillor Pauline Crathorne, presents Ferryhill Girl Guides with a cheque for £1,805. Ferryhill Town Youth received a similar amount.


  • Outgoing Ferryhill Mayor makes final presentations
  • Lauren joins constabulary’s safer neighbourhoods unit
  • Ferryhill Annual Town Meeting and awards presentation
  • No change to bank holiday bin collections
  • Landlord accreditation scheme goes county wide
  • Police ask for help to trace would-be thieves
  • Plea to save Bowling Club
  • Flytippers beware: new cameras proving successful
  • Nathan achieves black belt
  • First win for Mainsforth CC

Chapter 726, 15 May 2015

Chapter 726 May 15th 2015

Phil Wilson MP was re-elected at last week’s General Election despite the Labour Party’s surprise collapse in what was expected to be a closely-fought election.


  • Phil Wilson retains seat after devastating election for Labour
  • Charity Day of Fun at the Manor House
  • Public invited to attend Ferryhill Annual Town Meeting
  • VE Day marked at Ferryhill
  • Bus company responds to complaint about service
  • Volunteers to be celebrated at Durham Cathedral service
  • Intergeneration event
  • Junior body-builder Elliot in double win
  • Aimee and Aidan off to WKA World Championships
  • Ferryhill Town Youth success

Chapter 725, 8 May 2015

Chapter 725 May 8th 2015

The Big Top Circus came to Cleves Cross Primary School to celebrate the work of, and provide respite for, members of the Bridge Young Carers Project.


  • Young carers enjoy Big Top Circus Day at Cleves Cross Primary
  • livin to match Nepal donations
  • Mum Zoe and son Harvey (8) are running for Millie (6)
  • Birthday celebration for St Aidan’s
  • Pubs join forces for leukaemia funds
  • livin shortlisted in Responsible Business Awards
  • Residents encouraged to get composting
  • FBEC Year 11 students are lovin’ it!
  • Celtic secure derby day promotion
  • Mixed news for Mainsforth

Chapter 724, 1 May 2015

Chapter 724 May 1st 2015

The demise of Sedgefield Residents’ Federation has led to a windfall for Great North Air Ambulance Service and Northumbria Blood Bikes.


  • Residents’ group donates remaining funds to charities
  • Ferryhill councillor to attend Garden Party
  • Public invited to attend Ferryhill Annual Town Meeting
  • Classic Car and Bike meeting
  • County Council press ahead with lighting decision despite pleas
  • livin shortlisted in Responsible Business Awards
  • Breastfeeding Café at Ferryhill Health Centre
  • New careers advice service for Chilton residents
  • Registration for Bark in the Park now open
  • Frustrating day for Mainsforth Cricket Club

Chapter 723, 24 April 2015

Chapter 723 April 24th 2015

Councillor Christine Potts, front, raises a glass with members of St Aidan’s Church to celebrate the upgrading of the Church Hall’s kitchen.


  • St Aidan’s refurbished kitchen opens after £5,000 grant
  • School, and properties evacuated in Ferryhill drama
  • Ferryhill landlord brews special arts festival ale
  • Ferryhill History Society meeting
  • Dean Bank Summer Fair
  • Mayor’s Charity Dinner held
  • Successful Chilton Banner fundraising evening
  • Nursery places available at Ferryhill Station Primary
  • Enter CIC costumes available for professional and party hire
  • Cup final agony for Celtic

Chapter 722, 17th April 2015

Chapter 722 April 17th 2015

Enter CIC performed Jesus Christ Superstar to rapturous applause at Durham Cathedral on 9th and 10th April.  Photo: Eddie Serrell.


  • Historic performance by Enter CIC at Durham Cathedral
  • Emergency services response praised
  • Tributes paid after holiday tragedy
  • Surtees Doorstep Green Easter Egg Hunt
  • Benefit cuts leave ill man with no money
  • Council passes lighting amendment
  • Council agree to formation of Ferryhill Youth Council
  • Cricket club’s new season preparations continue
  • Champion bowlers
  • Celtic clean up in league catch up

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