Chapter 735, 17 July 2015

Chapter 735 July 17th 2015

Reverend Linda Lindsay, pictured with Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler (right) and Bishop of Jarrow, Mark Bryant, was ordained as Deacon in a ceremony at Durham Cathedral.


  • Local girl ordained as Deacon by Bishop of Durham
  • Fun Day and Coffee Morning at pavilion
  • FBEC 50th celebrated by past and present pupils and staff
  • No foot faults from tennis loving Dean Bank Line Dancers
  • Grants of up to £5,000 available to local groups
  • Broom Cottages bids farewell to two popular teachers
  • Ferryhill Six present £1000 cheque to Enter CIC
  • Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge
  • Under 7s reach tournament final
  • Another win for Mainsforth ahead of league leaders’ visit

Chapter 734, 10 July 2015

Chapter 734 July 10th 2015

After an Extraordinary General Meeting last week, Ferryhill Town Council has agreed to fund Durham County Council’s costs for retaining street lights on the A167.


  • Ferryhill lights saved, but doubts remain over Chilton
  • Ferryhill Station head teacher retires
  • Reverend Keith Lumsden prepares for retirement
  • FBEC students get into the swing with progression tasters
  • The Wizard of Oz needs you!
  • Shark fishing in Bishop Middleham
  • ‘Bird of prey persecution’ leads to death of protected falcon
  • Aidan and Aimee to join Team GB after national success
  • Success for Ferryhill Town Youth U10s
  • Important win for Mainsforth CC

Chapter 733, 3 July 2015

Chapter 733 July 3rd 2015

Durham County Council have informed Ferryhill Town Council that work to remove the A167 street lights will begin in August if there is no agreement to save them by the end of July.


  • Four weeks to save Ferryhill and Chilton’s A167 street lights
  • Appeal for carrier bags and egg boxes
  • Brownies and Guides clean up
  • Primary pupils test their skills in county maths challenge
  • Operation Hawkeye spots rich pickings for car thieves
  • Experiments go off with a bang on university visit
  • Final fund raiser for Ferryhill Banner Group
  • Grand Summer Fayre at St Aidan’s
  • Be on your guard against rogue traders
  • Fearless Iqbal maintains Mainsforth’s unbeaten run