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

Chapter 781 10th June 2016

Chapter 781 June 10th 2016

Cameron’s mum, Fiona Gosling, with his friends at the spot where the fourteen-year-old victim of cold water shock died.


  • Youngsters ‘Dying to be Cool’ is hard-hitting summer message
  • Big Brekkie at St Luke’s was a huge success
  • Local slimmers both lose and raise pounds for charity!
  • Open day at Tenlands Nursing Home
  • Friends of Cleves Cross receive cheque for defibrillator appeal
  • Discount cards to leisure centres mark Men’s Health Week
  • Environment Awards open for entries
  • Author brings historic heroism
  • Mainsforth u18’s secure fine win against Langley Park
  • North East Ambulance alliance

Chapter 779 27th May 2016

Chapter 779 May 27th 2016

The ex-Mayor of Ferryhill, Pauline Crathrone. will now pass the reigns to Councillor Peter Atkinson.


  • Councillor Peter Atkinson is the new mayor of Ferryhill
  • ‘Final’ charity night hopes to raise target sum for Nicole
  • Hair-larious hair day raises £211 for a new defibrillator
  • Ferryhill Hub to be run by community
  • More information on the merging of Scarlet Band 33 and 113
  • Local hospitals donate defibrillators
  • Durham County Council hold tea parties for ninety-year-olds
  • Police and Fire Services join forces
  • Mainsforth 1st XI lose to Washington
  • Fantastic nights at Ferryhill WI

Chapter 778 20th May 2016

Chapter 778 May 20th 2016

Mayor of Ferryhill, Councillor Pauline Crathorne, presents a cheque for £1,297.50 to Eric Schlosser of Ferryhill Town Band. An equal amount was donated to St Cuthbert’s Hospice.


  • Mayor presents end of term cheques to nominated charities
  • Annual Town meeting hears from local organisations
  • Ferryhill and Chilton local champions celebrate with Chairman’s Medal awards
  • Ferryhill and Chilton dog owners reminded of responsibilities
  • Tarmac “fully committed” to future of Thrislington quarry
  • Speeding campaign sees more than 400 drivers caught
  • Ferryhill Six raising funds for blood bikes
  • Open Afternoon at Cleves Cross Primary
  • Big Brekkie replaces Friday Lunch
  • Perfect start for Mainsforth Cricket Club u15’s

Chapter 777 13th May 2016

Chapter 777 May 13th 2016

Competition winner, Kieran Potts, his fellow pupils at Dean Bank, and Optimus Prime or (when he’s powered down) Dave Elliot-Cooper from the Histrionics drama company.


  • Ferryhill students enjoy an “Autobots” themed walk
  • FBEC students promote the legacy of Anne Frank
  • ‘Our Favourite Songs’ at Mainsforth Community Centre
  • Officers ask County Councillors to dismiss 2,700 TA staff
  • Walk your way to health and fitness
  • Locals to have their say on Ferryhill Neighbourhood Plan
  • New Woodcrafts workshops
  • Ferryhill Six hold charity plant sale
  • Cheryl Avery wins again
  • Mainsforth CC take another twenty point haul

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