The front page this week
The front page this week

This week’s paper which is out today.

A senior planning officer has told villagers in Startforth that Durham County Council has “serious concerns” about plans to build 210 homes.

Barnard Castle Town Council has set aside up to £1,000 for a private investigation after a member of staff was suspended.

Public inquiry in bid to solve Romaldkirk land dispute.

Green Lane School – anniversary special.

Dales Pony Show – pictures, report and results.

Website set up to promote beautiful Barnard Castle.

Gainford Primary School pupils fundraise in honour of a true superhero.

Concern at work starting without consent at Spice Island, Barnard Castle.

Staindrop youngster fundraises for the hospital where is little brother is being treated for leukaemia.

Neighbours lose battle to stop brewery’s proposal in Barnard Castle.

Romaldkirk couple tune up to say thank you for crash help from medics.

Chiefs vow to look into solving Toft Hill traffic problems.

Tracks sign up to safety campaign following Thomas Brown tragedy.

The tiny device design by Barney man that could halt a nuclear attack.

Also, letters, community news, what’s on, farming and FOUR pages of sport featuring Raby Run preview, cricket and football – and much more besides.