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What’s making the news in this week’s Teesdale Mercury:

Bypass for Toft Hill is ‘already on the cards’, says Teesdale’s new MP – full interview with Dehenna Davison on her first few days as MP.

In memory of Matthew – mum’s fundraiser in aid of those who cared for her disabled son before he passed away last year.

Why the man who was found to have a cannabis farm at his Barnard Castle home won’t be charged or appear in court.

Teesdale sailors on an epic round-the-world adventure.

Sadness over closure of post office in Gainford.

Town company is helping Europe’s mission to Mars.

Cockfield girl, aged ten, helps medics who saved mum’s arm.

Row erupts over who should get cash from developers in Startforth.

‘Shabby’ store front in Middleton-in-Teesdale to be improved.

Bid for Yorkshire signs in old North Riding villages is gaining momentum

Tribute nights are back for 2020 at The Witham.

Interview with equine rising star Tanya Buckingham.

Residents in Cotherstone want to open new shop in village chapel.

Castle Players head on tour with Dickens classic – dates and information. Plus local what’s on listings.

Also, letters, community news, Remember When, personal notices, classifieds, motors, farmers’ marts reports and local sport including Cockfield FC's reunion and news of Barnard Castle CC’s latest signings.