Making the news this week...
Barnard Castle Town Council must pay its former deputy clerk £55,000 after an employment tribunal found she had been unfairly dismissed and was a victim of disability discrimination
The chairwoman of Gainford Parish Council has resigned after members voted to abandon plans to seek a judicial review into the decision to build 79 houses in the village
The restoration of Barnard Castle's historic Pittuck Mural has been completed
A three-step plan has been drawn up to help The Witham bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic
A dedicated band of volunteers dubbed "the workers" are back in business, carrying out odd jobs around Barnard Castle
Meet the new proprietors of the King's Head pub, in Cockfield
Bishop of Durham Paul Butler launched the Northern Saints Trails from St mary's Church, Gainford, this week
The Association of Teesdale Day Clubs has offered extensive support to members during the past 12 months, its AGM was told
In sport, teenage rugby star Evie Peacock has been slected for an England Fire Birgade squad; plus it's time to sign up for the All Stars and Dynamos cricket schemes
Plus... Bob Garton's weekly brainteasers; Dorothy Blundell's look behind the scenes at The Bowes Museum; readers' letters; family announcements and much more... all in this week's paper, out now.