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The front page

This week’s paper is out now and includes a free lifestyle magazine.Here are the headlines making the rest of the paper:

Cancer heroes have done it again – the Teesdale Branch of Cancer Research UK donates £95k.

Christmas wonder – pictures from festive events across the dale

General Election – what your candidates have to say.

Protests over plans to build 74 homes in Staindrop.

Dale primary school is acclaimed as one of the best in the country.

Court – round-up of latest cases from the dale.

Safety campaign for A68 in Toft Hill.

Mind the gap – council accused of doing ‘half a job’ with line painting.

Rallying to help stray dog charity set up by ex-student

Free Christmas lunch for over 60s in Evenwood.

Armed raid at store.

Why old-fashioned cookery classes are making a comeback in Teesdale.

Butterknowle primary wins award for championing the great outdoors.

New 24-hour petrol service comes to the rescue in Mickleton.

Kids from the Gaunless Valley are at the coal face through art.

450th anniversary of how Barney defenders helped thwart a rebellion.

Farming – under starters orders for the toughest horse race in the world.

Plus letters, community news, arts and what’s on, motors, classified, personal announcements and grassroots sport.