Chapter 787 22nd July 2016

Chapter 787 July 22nd 2016

Pupils from Dean Bank Primary School, performing a dance as part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stratford-upon-Avon with children from other schools.


  • Dean Bank students perform A Midsummer’s Night Dream
  • Ferryhill Partnership finally awarded 35-year lease
  • Peer Mentor training to promote caring environment at FBEC
  • Prices revised for recreational facilities
  • Competitions and donations at St Aidan’s Summer Fete
  • FBEC students yet again achieve success in maths challenge
  • Olympic swimmer visits challenge heroes at Dean Bank
  • Residents warned about scam
  • Mainsforth CC present cheque to Nicole Agar
  • School games success for FBEC

Chapter 786 15th July 2016

Chapter 786 July 15th 2016

International Operatic Tenor, Ian Storey with primary students from his home town, Chilton. Outstanding performances were given by all the local schoolchildren.


  • Local schoolchildren perform with opera star, Ian Storey
  • Couple renew vows for Golden Anniversary
  • Local children get creative with Children’s Commissioner
  • Prices revised for recreational facilities
  • Funds raised for cancer support group
  • Miss Ferryhill beauty pageant helps Nicole smash £6,000 target
  • Endeavour plans more courses
  • Ferryhill Carrs – a local site of national importance
  • Chilton Club retain charity tournament novices trophy
  • Rugby players box to raise funds for Nicole

Chapter 785 8th July 2016

Chapter 785 July 8th 2016

The Dean & Chapter and Mainsforth banners will be paraded in Ferryhill on Friday 8th and early on Saturday 9th July before being transported to the Durham Miners’ Gala.


  • Banners to be paraded through Ferryhill ahead of Miners’ Gala
  • Chilton Mayor lays wreath to remember Somme’s fallen
  • Ferryhill set for Summer Fayre preparations
  • Sol raises money for Louis
  • Royal surprise after Chilton children send birthday card
  • Enter CIC perform for the King and Queen Consort of Lesotho
  • Ferryhill Hub wants to hear from you at its coffee morning
  • Preparations in full swing for Chilton Gala
  • Celtic score six in Doug Wynn Trophy
  • Under 11’s grateful for fund raising

Chapter 784 1st July 2016

Chapter 784 July 1st 2016

Armed Forces Day was celebrated in Ferryhill with a great turnout. Those present included the Mayor of Ferryhill and the Vice-Chairman of the British Legion.


  • Ferryhill celebrates National Armed Forces Day 2016
  • Question time with the Mayor of Ferryhill
  • Local man takes on the Three Peaks challenge for charity
  • FBEC students learn employability skills with Nestlé
  • Family fun day to raise money for local girl, Amie Siddle
  • Town council secures funding to regenerate Broom Rec Ground
  • Child’s Play raise funds for Nicole
  • A Life Through a Lens exhibition
  • Cricket coaching sessions for girls
  • Mainsforth First XI canter to a nine wicket win

Chapter 783 24th June 2016

Chapter 783 June 24th 2016

A bench which acted as a popular resting and viewing point in Ferryhill Carrs Nature Reserve has been destroyed by vandals who set it on fire.


  • Vandals destroy bench at Ferryhill Carrs Nature Reserve
  • Public consultation on County Durham Plan underway
  • Charity event held in aid of cancer support group
  • Drug driving offence was “out of character”
  • Mini Police help celebrate Queen’s birthday/li>
  • ‘Blood Bikes’ talk at Ferryhill Village WI
  • “Eve of Gala concert”
  • Catholic Club AGM
  • Mainsforth’s Second XI bowlers win the day
  • Durham’s sports heroes rewarded

Chapter 782 17th June 2016

Chapter 782 June 17th 2016

Michelle Abbs pictured with Nicole (to the right of Michelle), Brooke and Kyle Agar.


  • Nicole’s dream holiday to come true!
  • Drivers urged to stick to 30mph speed limit
  • Dean Bank Residents’ Association celebrate royal birthday
  • First aid training offered in schools in Ferryhill and Chilton
  • Cleves Cross takes delivery of donated defibrillator
  • Family service for Father’s Day
  • Events at Chilton Care Centre
  • Care Home Open Day celebrations
  • Ferryhill Taekwondo Club gains nine Black Belts
  • Mainsforth maul 2nd placed Willington

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