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

In this week's Mercury...

A cannabis farm was discovered at a dale house after thieves broke into the property

A volunteer who has been self-isolating since March has said 'thank-you' to a farm charity by sewing face masks to raise cash

A new campaign – Barney Does It Best – is to be launched this weekend to thank the town's unsung heroes and raise cash for charity

Chef Paul Grundy has called time at The Bridgewater Arms, in Winston

A Barnard Castle family described their shock at discovering they would need to quarantine for 14 days just hours before returning home from a holiday in Spain

There's no carnival parade, but there's still plenty going on in Middleton this week

We've pictures from last week's protest by residents in Winston and the surrounding area over how plans to permanently site a plasterboard recycling site at a farm are being handled

Everything's coming up roses at Amen Corner as the small town garden's connection to Richard III has been restored

Botanist Dr Richard Warren tells you everything you need to know about pineappleweed in his latest flora and fauna column

In sport, there's a full round up of all the cricket action in the dale

Plus... All your letters in the weekly postbag; the concluding part of a series of features into the curators of The Bowes Museum; Bob Garton's latest quiz; family announcements and much more

All in this week's paper