This week's front page
This week's front page

In this week's Mercury...

The man appointed to help secure the future of The Witham has left his post after less than three months

Meet some of the top dogs from the dale who delighted the judges at Crufts

The new £3m tip at Stainton Grove was opened this week

Town councillors will meet for a second time to formulate their response to plans for a new Lidl store in Barney

A building and land worth £1m have been offered “for the good of Cockfield”

Piles of litter are blighting the area near a giant house building scheme at Deerbolt prison

In sport, Gainford FC have secured their place in the Sunday morning league division two cup final, while high-flying West hartlepool proved too strong from Barney RUFC's 1stXV

Plus... community news, Farm & Country, all your letters, PCC Ron Hogg's colum, family announcements plus the dale's most comprehensive what's on guide.

All this and much more in this week's paper.