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Headlines in this week’s Teesdale Mercury, which includes a free 12-page pullout.

Bid to make Barney a ‘heritage destination’ to revive struggling high street – the Making Barney Brighter Together Group has been launched. Other ideas also include an indoor market, markets being held on Scar Top, outdoor cinema on the Demesnes and an official canoe launch.

Birds turn the sky black in a wonder of nature at Whorlton.

New manager of The Witham – interview.

Managers of Witham propose a £10 tax on town residents to provide much needed cash.

Second World War bombs found near Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Police probe into incident at Evenwood shop.

Council tax rise rise on the agenda for Barnard Castle residents.

No further major housing developments to be built in Teesdale over the next 16 years, according to Durham County Council masterplan.

Volunteers needed to help Staindrop carnival expand.

Warning after dog is caught in a snare in Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Plus letters, community news, four pages of what’s on, business, motors and much more.

SPORT: 29-0 loss but footie team ‘will never give up’.