More libraries across the region could be under threat as local authorities try to make cost savings.
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Writer Ann Cleeves has said, the hit-TV series Vera would never have been created without libraries.
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The author of ITV's crime drama series Vera has been in Newcastle in the hope of inspiring the next generation of writers.
Ann Cleeves has been working with children at Archibald First School in Gosforth as part of Book Week.
The fourth series of Vera will be shown on ITV in the spring
The author, Ann Cleeves, will be in the Gosforth area of Newcastle today to try and nurture the next generation of crime writers. Her books inspired the ITV drama series Vera. The event is part of a Book Week at the Archibald First School.