Chilton Mayor, Cllr Elizabeth Bruce (second from right) and other volunteers at this year’s Family Fun Day at the Miners Welfare Recreation Ground.

Sun comes out for Fun Day

Fortunately for local residents, the terrible wet weather running up to the Family Fun Day at Chilton’s Miners Welfare Recreation Ground eased...
Mark Solan receiving his Points of Light award from Helen Goodman MP on behalf of the Prime Minister.

Charity founder receives award

Mark Solan, founder of the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust, has been awarded a Points of Light award for his work...
Members of the Young Archaeologists’ Club learn how to use a Magnetic Susceptibility Meter. Photo: Barry Pells, courtesy of The Auckland Project.

Young archaeologists uncover past

Children as young as seven, are getting hands on with history as founding members of a new Young Archaeologists’ Club. 
Colin Barnes, Brian Walker, Sara Swales and pupils Alexa and Harry with the new Go Read Bus.

School launches library on wheels

A Go North East bus has been transformed into an inspirational learning environment, to encourage students with special educational needs to read...
Edna Ripley, born in Spennymoor, accepts the Chairman’s Medal from Cllr John Lethbridge.

Edna receives Chairman’s Medal

A blind woman who has dedicated her life to helping others with a visual impairment has been awarded County Durham’s highest honour.
Karen Milburn Duty Officer at Newton Aycliffe Library, Lilly Frith aged 3 from Shildon, Lacey Hobson aged 5 from Newton Aycliffe, Cllr Joy Allen Cabinet member for transformation Laina Hooper aged 3 from Chilton and Sophie Hobson aged 8 from Newton Aycliffe.

App offers 24/7 library access

Story lovers can now access hundreds more free eAudiobooks anytime, anywhere, with County Durham libraries online. Library members can...
Mountaineer Sarah has recently surpassed a 70 summit milestone in her mountaineering career

Sarah touches the Summit

Mountaineer Sarah Hudson, 32, originally from Ferryhill, has recently surpassed a 70-summit milestone in her mountaineering career. A Chartered Quantity Surveyor by trade, Sarah left...
New Dance Generation take to Gala Theatre Stage

New Dance Generation take to Gala Theatre Stage

On Saturday 9th June, over 30 dancers from Ferryhill’s New Dance Generation took to the stage at Durham’s Gala Theatre in The Big Dance...
Broom Broom goblin cart races for Broom

Broom Broom races for Broom!

The Y5 children at Broom Cottages have been fortunate to be involved in an exciting Goblin Kart project. They were successful in receiving kind sponsorship...
Ferryhill Mayor resigns

Ferryhill Mayor resigns

Mayor of Ferryhill, Cllr Richard Smith, has resigned from his post of Mayor with immediate effect. The mayor came under increasing pressure from the Ferryhill...
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