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The headlines in this week's Teesdale Mercury:

Former town council clerk Jane Woodward speaks out over being unfairly dismissed as a judge describes her sacking as a “charade” - full report in this week's paper on the damning judgement on Barnard Castle Town Council.

Schools struggle to cope with an “explosion” in demand for places for vulnerable and keyworker children.

Plan to repair Whorlton bridge – but it won't be a quick fix.

More than 90 per cent of over-80s in Teesdale have had the Covid jab – NHS in the dale praised for efforts.

Faster internet may be on the way to Boldron and Startforth.

Trainees transform disused Raby house.

Objections over plan to turn pub into a shop in Evenwood.

Moorland route upgraded to top category for gritting.

Protestors rally town people against plans to build 100 homes in Barnard Castl.

The other pandemic sweeping Teesdale – how ash dieback is changing the look of the district.

Sport – green light for plans to develop Barnard Castle 'football hub'.

Atlantic rower battles sleep deprivation, headwinds and flying fish.

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