SHE was back again this week and as ever, warmly welcomed.

Actress Brenda Blethyn and crew filmed scenes for ITV drama Vera in Hexham on Friday, July 23.

Recording took place on the town's Tyne Green and St Mary's Chare.

Vera is based on books by Ann Cleeves and is filmed in locations across the North-East.

The upcoming season is scheduled to be broadcast later this year.

We've rounded up our favourite snaps of her visit taken by you, our readers.