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

In this week's Mercury:

Barnard Castle Town Council has put plans to take back control of the grounds at Scar Top on hold

Rima Chatterjee has been re-elected unopposed as Barnard Castle mayor

There was fun and games on the Demesnes as It's A Knockout returned – we've a report and picture spread

We've results and pictures from the High Force sheep show

Campaigners in Staindrop have pledged to continue their efforts to improve safety on the footpath leading from the village to Raby Castle along ther A688

Barney town council has set a September deadline to come up with a long term solution to improve security on the lower Demesnes

Included in this week's paper is a 12-page supplement outlining many of the events taking place across Teesdale to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In What's On, we've news of the touring company pitching up on Whorlton Green and a new show for children and families which looks at the world through a hedgehog's eyes

In sport, Finn Usher scored his maiden century for Barney in the NYSD Premier division, the town's tennis players have hit the ground running and the deadline is looming for entries to Sunday's Raby Runs, organised by Teesdale AC

Plus – Remember When and why a local author is campaigning for recognition of an ancient former mill, Bob Garton's quiz, community news, family notices, this week's events guide and much more...

All in this week's Mercury, out now