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

A community fundraising drive is being considered to help pay for a legal challenge against Durham County Council's decision to approve plans by Raby Castle for 150 houses at Staindrop and Gainford

Margaret Swan, at 105 one of the dale's oldest residents, said she was delighted to receive her second Covid vaccine jab from staff at Barney's Richardson Hospital

Supporters of the Teesdale branch of Cancer Research UK are taking on a walking challenge to raise much needed funds

Play equipment at another of Barnard Castle's play areas has been taped off pending urgent repairs

Outdoor adventurers Rob and Abi Atkinson have told how their exploits have won a big following online

Members of the public "must be seen" if they wish to ask questions at virtual meetings of Barnard Castle Town Council

A lambing drama at a dale farm played out for the TV cameras

Demand for allotments in Barnard Castle is growing – there are now 32 people on the waiting list for a plot

Ambitious plans to convert a former chapel into a community-run shop, cafe and heritage centre in Cotherstone are in the hands of Methodist church offiicials

Plus: Kirsty Brien's weekly walk; a project to chart the history of Raby Castle CC; Bob Garton's weekly quiz; Flora and Fauna with Dr Richard Warren; mountaineer Alan Hinkes takes part in the Q&A feature; a bumper selection of readers' letters; family notices and much more

All in this week's Teesdale Mercury.