The front page this week
The front page this week

Here are the headlines in this week’s Teesdale Mercury, out now.

Dispute over Spice Island’s licensing application for a new cocktail bar – the owner has pledged to create a “safe and responsible environment” but neighbours claim there will be “noise pollution”.

Pictures from Staindrop Carnival and The Castle Players’ big show.

Loan sought so community can save Evenwood allotments.

Warning about the spread of invasive species that can cause serious skin burns.

Middleton-in-Teesdale carnival – preview.

Fresh plans for cycle event through dale after Velo North's cancellation.

Top results for Teesdale farmers in the Great Yorkshire Show.

Plans for community gym in Staindrop win cash support.

Sheep killed in dog attack.

Shop owner hopes her appearance in a TV show will deter further raids by crooks.

Art will fly the flag for Teesdale’s mining heritage.

Plus letters, Remember When, business, farming, community news, what’s on and three pages of sport including plans for a new cricket pavilion in Middleton-in-Teesdale and success for Barney’s boxing club.