Making the news this week...
Leisure businesses are good to go as Teesdale opsn to visitors again – a special report on how preparations are going to welcome folk back to the caravan parks, B&B, pubs and clubs
Traffic wardens handed out 43 fines in two days to drivers who ignored parking restrictions at Bowlees
Meet the former Aycliffe Angel who celebrates her 100th birthday this weekend
Plans have been unveiled for a major expansion at a roadside cafe on the A68
Flytippers who piled rubbish in a farmer's field at Headlam have been condemned
Nature Notes columnist Dave Moore reflects on 20 years of Smallways wetlands
A rare albino blackbird has been spotted in the dale
The Friends of Richardson Hospital have provided more vital kit for the dale's nursing team
We've a picture special on Cotherstone's socially distanced fun weekend
In What's On, artist Sandra Parker gives an insight into her work
In sport, teenager Nicky Lee-Shield came out on top in the latest golf club competition
Plus... Bob Garton's fun quiz, readers' letters, family announcements and much more, only in this week's paper.