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

Touching tributes have been paid to much-loved choir leader Amy Purvis ahead of her funeral on Friday

It may only be January, but Barnard Castle's Christmas Lights group are starting fundraising later this month

More plans have been drawn up for housing on land at the former St Peter's School site, in Gainford

Meet the dale crafters who are making "knitted knockers" for anyone who has undergone breast surgery

The Teesdale Business Awards will be unveiled in an online streaming event after organisers pulled the plug on the planned presentation evening

A thriving Barney business has unveiled plans to expand

Reporter Nicky Carter attended the opening night of The Castle Players' winter tour show of Pygmalion – find out what she thought

Concerns have been voiced about the state of greens in two villages

In sport, Barnard Castle RUFC made it two wins on the trot, while Barnard Castle FC made it through to the semi-finals of the Alan Britton Trophy, plus swimming, golf and a round-up of results and tables from darts, dominoes and pool

We've all your letters in the weekly postbag, family announcements, this week's events guide, Dave Moore's Nature Notes, Bob Garton's quiz and much more... all in this week's Mercury