This week's front page
This week's front page

A £1billion scheme to complete the dualling of the A66 has been given the green light

The Prime Minister's advisor explains why he visited Barney after bringing his family north

'Proud and exhausted' Kim Clark has reached her target of cooking 10,000 meals for vulnerable residents and key workers

The antics of some visitors to the upper dale are causing concern among residents

Elsewhere, some of the dale's reservoirs have been reopened to visitors by Northumbrian Water

Award-winning poet Meg Peacocke has teamed up with The Witham to set down in verse the impact of life in lockdown Teesdale

A unique piece of artwork is beginning to take shape in Barnard Castle in the form of beautifully decorated stones

The Friends of the Richardson have donated £25,000 to support Barnard Castle's cottage hospital, the group's annual meeting was told

Dale photographer Martin Rogers is donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of his new book to Utass and the work it is doing to offer support during the coronavirus outbreak

In sport, Barnard Castle golf pro Darren Pearce is calling time after 30 years at the club

Plus, business listings in At Your Service; meet Richard Ellis Hawley in this week's What's On profile; have a go at Bob Garton's brainteasers in his weekly quiz; there's farm and country news, readers' letters and family announcements

And included in this week's paper are eight pages packed with photos from a memorial virtual Meet weekend