The North East crime drama, Vera, which has been been a tourism magnet for the region, is set for a return with a 5th series this weekend on April 5th at 8pm.
Ahead of the premiere Brenda Blethyn has told ITV News Tyne Tees how she is far from tired of playing the no-nonsense detective and about her favourite North East spots:
Watch Pam Royle's full interview with Brenda Blethyn at 6pm tonight.
The scheme takes off 5p per litre at petrol stations in Hawes in North Yorkshire, and around Bellingham and Kielder in Northumberland.Read the full story ›
Billed as 'one of the greatest maritime sights in the world', the prestigious event is being held in Northumberland for the first time.Read the full story ›
Paul Brand is joined by four new Parliamentary candidates for a lively debate on the economy and immigration. Watch the programme here:Read the full story ›
Our political correspondent Paul Brand is joined by four new election candidates for a lively debate on immigration and the economy.
Around The House is on ITV tonight (Thursday 5 March) at 10.40pm.
VisitBritain's revealed the new Mandarin names for points of interest across Britain. Hadrian’s Wall has adopted the “Wall of Eternity”.Read the full story ›
Thousands of Stockton residents, as well one of the Borough's largest employers - Nifco, are being affected by cable thefts.Read the full story ›
Paul Brand and guests discuss the election campaign so far; the cost of living row, and how much money we need to afford a decent life.Read the full story ›
The North East had an 8% growth (372,000 people) in visitors in 2014. There was also a 3% rise in spending - £181m.
A VisitBritain report revealed more international tourists began travelling across the country than ever before.
It's thought the Tour de France played a part in the record number of visitors to Yorkshire last year (12%, reaching a new record of 1.08 million). London saw a rise of 6%.
Paul Brand presents this month's political programme from Westminster.
North East MPs Bridget Phillipson and Ian Swales are among the guests to discuss the ups and downs of the election campaign so far.
Also in the programme; how much do we need to earn, to be able to have a decent life?
Join Paul Brand for Around The House, tonight (Thurs 22 January) at the new earlier time of 10.40pm.