About South West Durham News

South West Durham News is a small, independent and trusted community newspaper publisher which publishes three popular and successful titles in the South West area of County Durham: the Shildon & District Town Crier, the Ferryhill & Chilton Chapter and the Bishop Press. (You may also know us by our trading name of Community Newspaper Support CIC.)

Each paper is unique to each town, providing relevant local news, events and information for residents and they are delivered, free of charge, to every home by an enthusiastic team of local paperboys and girls.

The Shildon & District Town Crier and the Ferryhill & Chilton Chapter are weekly titles, while the Bishop Press is delivered fortnightly to homes in its catchment area.

Our papers are not on for their local communities, but are in large part contributed to by local groups and are loyally supported by local businesses.

South West Durham News is a Community Interest Company with a not-for-profit ethos which means every penny earned is invested back into making our papers informative, entertaining and, most importantly a vital community asset.

Our papers are complimented by our website, which provides a one-top shop of both local and county-wide news and advertising to our communities.

For more information about how to get in touch, whether to bring a story to our attention, submit a story, inquire about business advertising or classified messages, send a letter or just to say hello, visit the Shildon & District Town CrierFerryhill & Chilton Chapter and Bishop Press contact pages.