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HERE’S the news in this week’s paper, out today…

This Thursday is d-day for plans to build Lidl and Home Bargains stores in Barnard Castle – and council planners have recommend approval.

Fears of HGV hell due to A66 diversions through Barnard Castle town centre.

Selfless dale siblings recognised

Plea from community centre that’s a victim of its own success

Bird lovers blamed for rat infestation.

Farm shop shortlisted or award.

Play park bid facing a “not in my back yard” attitude from some.

MP Dehenna Davison – her latest column.

Cousin’s cancer fight inspires plucky Emily.

Public meeting over major recycling plant plans – full report.

Plus letters, community news, what’s on, farming, puzzles and two pages of grassroots sport.