The Week in Pictures: 11th - 17th May

A former roman settlement is unearthed in the Tees Estuary with objects from the Bronze and Iron Age Credit: Environment Agency
The region's beaches are voted in the top 10 children-friendly beaches across the UK Credit: ITV News
Christine Ohuruogu has announced she will be amongst UK Olympians to compete in Gateshead next month Credit: ITV
Toy cars prove that they are worth a small fortune as they go under the hammer Credit: ITV News
Nesting ducks have made fence six their home at Sedgefield Racecourse - diverting the course Credit: Sedgefield Racecourse
Durham University comes under fire for spending over one million pounds on artwork - including work by Andy Warhol Credit: ITV News
14 people are arrested after a series of dawn raids take place across Newcastle to target drug dealing Credit: ITV News
Customised mobility scooters from Whitley Bay are featured in Robbie Williams' new music video. Fancy pimping yours? Credit: ITV News
Puffins on the Farne Islands stand up to be counted as the puffin census begins in Northumberland Credit: ITV News
Volunteers in York work to restore the 1937 steam train the Dominion of Canada Credit: ITV News
Two schools in Newcastle receive outstanding awards for their diversity and work of their teachers Credit: ITV News