Between Grantham and Sunderland, I found two places coping very differently with the British recession.
Coming to the end of the Great North Road, we look at what is happening to the small businesses needed to get us back to prosperity.
The older population of Grantham worries about not just the cost of elderly care, but also the debts being accumulated by its grandchildren.
This week ITV News has been reporting on the effects of the economic downturn that began with the credit crunch five years ago.
Now, in the midst of a double dip recession, Laura Kuenssberg and Penny Marshall have taken a journey down the spine of Britain - the Great North Road.
This final report from Peterborough looks at the spine of the British economy: the small businesses struggling to stay afloat.
Video report by Laura Kuenssberg