This week's paper out now
This week's paper out now

Headlines this week: 

Barnard Castle Town Council in crisis after employment tribunal: Residents call a public meeting asking for a vote of no confidence in senior councillors but stop short of calling for a public vote on the council being completely dissolved... Further resignations following  anger at the unfair sacking... and the cost to taxpayers of the dismissal, described by a judge as a charade, is expected to be revealed.

Controversial planning applications recommended for approval – 100 homes in Barnard Castle and a permanent recycling plant at Hill Top Farm, Winston.

It's hats off to knitter Jill who has whipped up 200 hats for babies born prematurely.

Public meeting hears concerns over Technimark expansion at Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Committees hoping to hold dale agricultural shows in September.

70 cabins proposed for Hamsterley Forest

Landowner jailed for ten months after sexual assault.

Evenwood unites to wage war on litter.

Bestselling author Anne Fine unveils new title.

MP officially launches one-punch campaign.

National church leader highlights issues faced by rural residents in Teesdale.

Witham arts centre hoping to reopen.

Residents fear impact of A66 makeover.

Plus puzzles, farming, sport, arts, personal announcements and letters.