This week's Teesdale Mercury
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Tragedy inspires mental health walk across Teesdale.
Inquest into death of rider on stolen quad bike.
‘Brexit veg boxes’ go on sale in Teesdale. Eco-group says they will make sure residents have a regular supply of fresh produce after Britain leaves the EU.
Eggestone Abbey Bridge is smashed – yet again.
Plans like Lidl’s would be against new planning policy – but the supermarket chain has got in first.
Town says thank you to Pat Estall – the man who set up junior football in Barney.
Toft Hill and Etherley are plagued by fast food litter louts.
Bid for free wi-fi in Barnard Castle town centre.
Parking restrictions considered for Green Lane, Barnard Castle.
Specsavers will be ‘fair competition’ for town’s existing opticians, say town councillors after concerns were raised about the impact on trade.
HGV ban will cause problems 20 miles away, meeting hears.
Ramshaw school – teaching assistant celebrates three decades.
Meet the woman helping Teesdale cash in on its unique railway heritage.
...but there’s controversy as proposals for a railway walk from Barnard Castle to Bishop Auckland are removed from Durham County Council’s masterplan.
Views sought on expansion of Cockfield sports pavillion.
Plus letters, community news, four pages of what’s on, farming and marts, and three pages of local sport featuring a preview on West Auckland FC’s bid to reach Wembley.