National Trust visitor numbers increase

This video is mute.

The National Trust is enjoying bumper visitor numbers in the region. Gibside near Gateshead has had a busy bank holiday so far.

It's one of several places that have seen an average 12% more people through its gates between March 2011 and February 2012.


Easter getaway

Thousands of travellers are expected to get away for the Easter weekend, while businesses call on people to stay local.