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

Plans are being drawn up for another 100 homes on the outskirts of Barnard Castle

The Barney Does It Best campaign got off to a flying start, raising £500 for two good causes

An urgent appeal for volunteers to help with Middleton-in-Teesdale's Christmas lights has been made

Barney's charity shops have been inundated with donated goods after people had a good clear out during the lockdown

A call has been made for a forest track to be closed after damage caused by 4x4s

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, Barnard Castle Town Council is pressing ahead with planning for major events later in the year

A tale of two play areas – Middleton's Wesley Terrace is set to reopen after a two-year effort, while facilities on the lower Demesnes, Barnard Castle, remain closed after the wrong slide was sent and swings are missing

We've picture spreads featuring the scarecrow trail in Middleton, the big cricket match between Raby Castle U13s and Evenwood U13s and summer activities at The Bowes Museum

Meet Magarite Dunn, who has devoted her time shielding during lockdown to producing face masks – raising £250 in the process

Staindrop's Scarth Hall is reopening this weekend with a live screening before welcoming back some of its weekly classes

Martin Rogers is displaying some of his photographs at the recently reopened Bowlees Visitor Centre

In sport, Barney's cricketers had to settle for a draw at Hartlepool, while in football, two of the town's clubs have agreed to work together on a development plan for the sport

Plus: farming news, mart prices, Bob Garton's quiz, family notice, readers' letters and much more, all in this week's paper