Making the news this week...
In this week's paper:
A dale cancer patient has asked friends, family and supporters to sponsor his chemotherapy treatment in an effort to raise thousands fo pounds for repairs to his local village church
The Teesdale branch of Cancer Research UK has raised £50,000 in the past 12 months despite the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 alert
Thousands of dale residents continue to be without power after Storm Arwen swept through the area on Friday night
It's the end of an era for village cricketers after clubs voted to ditch the tradition tea interval
A dale farm shop cooked up two prizes at the Deliciousyorkshire Taste Awards
Barnard Castle Farmers' Market is in the running for a national award for the second year running
A number of orgnisations across the dale are to benefit from grants made by Teesdale Action Partnership
The former DLI Club concert hall has been given a new lease of life – as a cocktail bar at the Three Horse Shoes
In sport, Pauline Connelly was crowned ladies' champion for the sixth time at the Barnard Castle Golf Club presentation evening
Table tennis player Stephen Hastie won the Barnard Castle Table Tennis Club championship for the second time in a row
Plus... Angling with Andrew Wilkinson, the weekly events guide, readers' letters, family notices, puzzles – including Bob Garton's weekly quiz – and your free TM Magazine, all in this week's Mercury.