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

In this week's paper:

Fears of a repeat of last year's illegal encampment on the lower Demesnes were averted when a group of travellers were moved on to the official site at Shaw Bank

Overflowing rubbish bins are tarnishing The Bowes Museum's reputation as the “jewel in County Durham's crown” it was claimed this week

We catch up with Tommy Lowther, founder of the Sporting Forces charity

Allen Jenkins is celebrating 35 years of helping customers with their flooring

We've pictures from the finals night of the Barnard Castle 5s & 3s domino league

Preparations are well in hand for the return of It's A Knockout later this month

In rural news, a tenant farmer has warned Teesdale could become a “dead dale” under the new environmental land management scheme

In sport, Barnard Castle CC returned to winning ways thanks to Rob Dixon's six wicket haul; Barney RUFC signed off for the season with a big win; the Monday night bowls league is back and athletes took to Cockfield fell

Plus... community news, this week's what's on guide, Bob Garton's brainteasers, family notices, readers' letters... and much more

All in this week's paper which is out now