The Week in Pictures: 28th April - 4th May 2013

John Ramsey from Redcar has receives Arctic Star medal after campaign to recognise the part Royal Navy played in escorting merchant ships Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
Emma Lewell-Buck elected South Shield's first woman MP Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
Local elections take place Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
Labour's Norma Redfearn triumphs in North Tyneside mayoral election Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
UKIP second in South Shields by-election Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
Monster Raving Loony Party at South Shields by-election count Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
Duchess of Cornwall visits Teesside Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
Soldiers who recently returned from Afghanistan have gathered in York Minster Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
Rugby World Cup comes to Newcastle's St James’ Park Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
Police in Sunderland have closed a street were two people were found dead in a house Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
Lindsay Sandiford, who was convicted of drug smuggling in Bali says UK Government is not doing enough to help her Credit: ITV TYNE TEES
A culvert in Newcastle which collapsed under a housing estate after flooding last year has been repaired Credit: ITV TYNE TEES