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

Parish councillors in Gainford voted unanimously to oppose plans by Raby Estates to build 79 homes in the village

Discover how the dale embraced a further easing of Covid-19 restrictions with the opening of hair salons, pubs and leisure/tourism businesses

The Bowes Museum hopes to reopen next month – but officials warn it's not an easy process

A group of volunteers in Barningham have received a grant of £38,400 to look options for renewable energy in the village

Walkers trekked a combined 1,300 miles in an ongoing bid to raise money in memory of little Maia Baum

The Milbank estate hopes to tap into the UK 'staycation' market

Barnard Castle's arts centre will remain closed due to the government veto on live entertainment

Farmers across the dale are being urged to have their say on new agricultural legislation

We catch up with Peter Dixon – the dale's comedy Mr Fixit

Dale MP Dehenna Davison looks back on a busy six months since she was elected

We've another look at locked down life for the dale's younger folk with the Quaranteens

In sport, there's good news for sharp shooters with the reopening of Teesdale Gun Club and also for Middleton-in-Teesdale's footballers, who have bagged a new sponsor

Plus... all your letters, family notices, announcements, motors, Bob Garton's fun quiz and much more... all in this week's Mercury