The front page this week
The front page this week

This week’s Teesdale Mercury, which is out today, includes a pullout of Christmas greetings from dale residents and a 12-page rural life supplement.

Here are a a few of the headlines in the main paper...

Patients are being told out-of-hours hub at Richardson Hospital, in Barnard Castle, is closed or doesn’t even exist, according to our journalist who tried in vain to get an appointment.

Fears raised over future of village pub.

Row over CCTV footage of youth incident at club.

Village faces £3k health and safety bill for speed sign.

Photographer’s camera wizardry helps create perfect dale pictures.

Animal shelter ramps up security after horrific attack on geese.

Little Teddy is a shining light at Christmas.

Ill Palazzo owner takes over rival.

Volunteers putting on free community meal at Christmas.

Moving will allow cheese firm to triple production.

‘Reverse advent calendar’ will boost foodbank items.

Plus four pages of what’s on, two pages of community news and sport.