The Weardale Gazette is an independent community newspaper serving a large, mainly rural district centred in Weardale, County Durham. It is published fortnightly by the Weardale Printing and Publishing Company Ltd. and has been in production since October 1987.
Passionate about keeping its readers in touch with local issues, people and events, the Weardale Gazette is recognised as a valuable communication medium and is well supported by local and regional organisations as well as businesses in the area.
Run by a small, dedicated team of full and part-time staff supported by a Board of unpaid Directors, the Gazette’s strength comes from the contributions of members of the community who have taken the newspaper to their hearts.
A companion magazine is issued in December as well as The Weardale Calendar, and since 2009 an occasional nostalgic newspaper “Remember when?” has been introduced.
All publications are available from the Gazette office in Stanhope as well as from many local shops and businesses, or by postal subscription.