We've rounded up the 10 most read stories on the Hexham Courant website this week.

1) ITV's crime drama Vera to return for filming in Northumberland - here's when

The cast of the detective series were spotted filming in Corbridge earlier this month, and on Friday, they were back in the Tyne Valley again.


2) Northumberland road set to close for two months this Autumn

A busy road in rural Northumberland is set to close for two months this Autumn.

The closure will allow Northumberland County Council to carry out essential maintenance and refurbishment.


3) ‘It’s a kick in the teeth’ – Pub owner hits out after dine and dash incident

The owner of a Northumberland pub hit out at two people who allegedly dined and dashed last weekend.

The matter has been reported to Northumbria Police.


4) 16-year-old arrested in Tyne Valley town - police confirm

A 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of a public offence order.

They have since been released under investigation.


5) See inside: Stunning four bed farmhouse for sale in Tyne Valley

A four-bedroom farmhouse is up for sale with a guide price of £1,475,000.

There are two attached holiday cottages.


6) Village rat infestation blamed on rubbish

Residents of a Tynedale village have got unwelcome visitors moving into their gardens.


7) Vera tour will show off the county

A tour company is offering day trips to see the filming locations of the much-loved drama.


8) Paedophile who spent 50 years abusing children faces jail

A paedophile who spent 50 years subjecting young boys to a campaign of sexual abuse is facing jail.

He will face sentencing on August 13 at Newcastle Crown Court.


9) New rooftop terrace to open at town’s popular restaurant this summer

A popular restaurant is adding a rooftop terrace which will have views over Hexham, including of Hexham Abbey.


10) 'He was a keen countryman' - Family complete walk in memory of much-loved shepherd John

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved shepherd who has died recently following a brain tumour.