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

Barnard Castle town councillors are considering a plan to install bunds – raised earthworks – at the lower Demesnes to protrect the area from illegal traveller camps and stop vehicles leaving the track to park on other areas of the beauty spot

A decision on plans to demolish the arson-hit ruins of a former school in Gainford has still not been made – months after the proposals were lodged with Durham County Council

Two dale Scouts have been selected to take part in the world jamboree in South Korea next year – and have begun raising funds to cover the costs of their trip

A popular Barnard Castle chippy has been given a new-look – 13 months after the new owners took over

Preparations have begun for the return of the Barnard Castle Meet, which will coincide with the queen's platinum jubilee celebrations in June

The Castle Players are prepraring to hit the road with their winter production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion

A slimming consultant is celebrating five years during which time she has helped dale folk shed an amazing 525 stones in weight

A plan to deal with emergencies is being drawn up in upper Teesdale

Barnard Castle's mini-golf course is in line for a £10,000 revamp

In sport, the search has begun for a new manager at Barnard Castle FC

In rural news, plans have been lodged to turn land currently used for grazing sheep into a complex offering glamping pods for tourists

Plus... Remember When, Bob Garton's first quiz of 2022, community news, family history, readers' letters, family notices, what's on and much more. All in the week's Teesdale Mercury, which is in the shops now