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

What’s making the news in this week’s Teesdale Mercury:

People in Winston protest against plans to make a plasterboard recycling plant a permanent fixture.

Historic Abby Bridge takes a knock... again.

Village's struggle for a speed warning sign 'beggars belief'.

Officers vow to punish Deerbolt prison rioters.

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes tells of his adventures in the Falkland Islands,

Staindrop carnival's future is at risk.

Dale MP speaks about the impact of the closure of wards at Bishop hospital,

Teesdale Leisure Centre revamp plans announced.

A chance to dance the new year blues away. Plus local what’s on listings.

Also, letters, community news, Remember When, personal notices, classifieds, motors, farmers’ marts reports and local sport including West Auckland's entry into the the last 16 of the FA Vase.