Chapter 798 7th October 2016

Chapter 798 October 7th 2016

Mayor Peter Atkinson pictured with his daughter, the managers and bar staff at the Manor House and Keith Lumsdon, the host. The Mayor's estimated amount raised shows on the cheque and he was only £50 off the actual amount.


  • Wine and cheese evening boosts Mayor’s charity fund
  • Staff at Tenlands complete Muddy Mayhem and raise funds
  • ‘Understanding light’ science event for primary school pupils
  • Endeavour training shop opening night
  • Surgery gives residents opportunity to discuss issues
  • Residents’ Association AGM
  • Grants of up to £500 to help community gardens grow
  • Local girl raises £300 for charity
  • Ferryhill Six fundraising
  • Celtic through in Heart Foundation Cup

Chapter 797 30th September 2016

Chapter 797 September 30th 2016

Left to right: Councillor Neil Foster, Michael Chaplin and Mayor of Ferryhill, Councillor Peter Atkinson next to Sid Chaplin’s commemorative blue plaque.


  • Commemorative Blue Plaque to Sid Chaplin at Ferryhill
  • Scout Group thanks everyone for support
  • Local pupils treated to inspiring day of science
  • FBEC reaches new levels with IT and computing GCSE results
  • Medals won at the Chilton Flower and Leek Show
  • Free download of children’s fiction book by local author
  • October is Stoptober: free local support available
  • Celtic maul Bishop Middleham in cup
  • Sporting success for Enterprise College
  • Mixed fortunes for Ferryhill Town Youth Under 9s

Chapter 796 23rd September 2016

Chapter 796 September 23rd 2016

Owen Woods, Niamh Haughey and Glenys Newby from Approach Too (right) donated Cleves Cross Primary School’s harvest surplus to Janet McDonagh of Durham Foodbank.


  • Cleves Cross Primary donate harvest surplus to foodbank
  • It’s Child’s Play as nursery achieves Ofsted Outstanding
  • Ferryhill in Bloom winners gather for awards ceremony
  • Great North runners Josh and Mrs Dickenson raise charity funds
  • Mayor helps Chilton couple celebrate Golden Anniversary
  • Free lifestyle course at Chilton College
  • Summer Fair and Coffee Morning
  • Cup joy as Ferryhill U9’s take care of Carew
  • Stronger links across the channel
  • Discover your family’s history at Durham County Record Office

Chapter 795 16th September 2016

Chapter 795 September 16th 2016

Andrew Hall (Ferryhill Town Band Conductor) presenting Peter Atkinson (Mayor of Ferryhill) with a cheque for £750, which will go towards the Mayor’s charity fund.


  • Ferryhill’s very own ‘Last Night of the Proms’
  • Million-pound building works near completion at FBEC
  • FBEC celebrates fourth year of record results
  • Consultation on responsible dog ownership
  • Ferryhill Leek Club show hailed a huge success
  • Teaching Assistants reject latest offer in contract dispute
  • New community liaison officer
  • Mainsforth First XI finish season in fine style
  • Indoor bowling returns to Ferryhill
  • Season under way with five star display by Ferryhill U9’s

Chapter 794 9th September 2016

Chapter 794 September 9th 2016

George Miller, decorated World War Two veteran.


  • Ferryhill veteran George Miller featured in RBL magazine
  • Tenlands’ staff to do Mayhem Challenge
  • Amy Tinkler welcomed home with open top bus parade
  • Ferryhill charities could be eligible for grants up to £10,000
  • Charity and Youth Offending Service talk status dogs
  • Annual Leek, Flower and Vegetable Show
  • A Fragile Future art exhibition
  • The Police Interceptors are back!
  • Gym enthusiasts rewarded with shopping spree
  • Celtic fight back to secure derby draw

Chapter 793 2nd September 2016

Chapter 793 September 2nd 2016

The couple were met by the Mayor of Chilton, Councillor Elizabeth Bruce, at their home and presented with a celebratory bouquet of flowers.


  • Chilton couple celebrate Diamond Wedding Anniversary
  • Limited edition pins for Poppy Appeal
  • Chance for community to have a say on local priorities
  • Masters project brings journalism student to Ferryhill
  • Events at Ferryhill Women’s Institute
  • Burglars break into nursery to steal 60p
  • Call for adventurous youngsters to join Ferryhill Scouts
  • Hub burglars captured on CCTV
  • Mainsforth U15’s secure NEPL Plaque Win
  • Goals galore for Celts in league and cup

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