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

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