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

Tax payers in Barnard Castle are facing a hike in bills if the town council backs proposals to add an extra £22,000 to the precept – taking the amount charged to residents towards its running costs to more than £205,000

Plans to digitise the dale's phone system have come under fire from those affected by Storm Arwen

A public meeting has been called in Gainford to canvas views about a possible new children's play area in the village

Meet the new director of youth theatre group The Turrets

A dale dad is aiming to run 4,000km this year to raise cash for two good causes

A member of the Northern Dales Richard III Society has penned a new novel which aims to restore the reputation of the much maligned monarch

Meet the farmer who's going for glory at three of the biggest agricultural shows in the UK this year

In sport, Barnard Castle FC kicked off the new year with a win against near neighbours Evenwood Town, plus athletics, rugby, cricket, golf and all the latest results and tables

Also... Remember When, Bob Garton's quiz, readers' letters, familiy announcements, the what's on guide and much more... all in this week's Teesdale Mercury