WE asked our readers to recommend a local driving instructor based in Hexham, Tynedale or further afield for this week's Readers' Choice feature.

Among those mentioned were Emma Wilson School of MotoringKevin Piggford Driving School and many others.

Emma Wilson School of Motoring, based in Haydon Bridge, offers driving lessons in the Tynedale area.

Readers including Michelle Scorer, Rebecca Hedley, Lauren Barnes and Colleen Cairns recommended Emma Wilson's school.

Hexham Courant: Driving instructors included Kevin Piggford and Stu RobinsonDriving instructors included Kevin Piggford and Stu Robinson (Image: Unsplash)

One Facebook review said: "I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn as I had a wonderful experience all around, from my initial contact to the day of my test. Felix is an amazing instructor - kind, patient (especially when I was anxious or making mistakes), reliable and extremely knowledgeable."

Another added: "Calm and friendly teaching! Always very down to earth, happy to see me and excellent methods of teaching all aspects of driving."

Kevin Piggford Driving School, Bellingham, was another widely recommended driving instructor.

Demi Reynolds, Sheila Rayson, Harry Batey and Michelle Brebner were just a handful of readers who recommended Kevin's business.

Toni Smith said: "Excellent instructor, very patient and always puts the learner at ease as someone who really struggles with nerves during driving. I would highly recommend him."

One Facebook review said: "Thank you so much for getting William through his driving test. Always patient, calm and kind. Would highly recommend him. Thank you."

Stu Robinson: Independent School of Motoring, Corbridge, was mentioned by readers including Natasha Amanda Dunville, Helena Swarbrook and Carol Butts.

Kerry Stith said: "Stu Robinson: Independent School of Motoring - brilliant instructor, first time passes for my three learners."

NW Driving Prudhoe was another recommendation, from reader Lynn Liss.

This instructor offers lessons in Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Riding Mill and surrounding areas.

One reviewer said: "Brilliant driving instructor, couldn’t have passed first time without him, would 100 per cent recommend."

David Convery Driving Tuition, based in Rowlands Gill, was also recommended by Lisa Crane.

This instructor covers Newcastle, Gateshead and various areas in Northumberland and Durham.

Also mentioned were Arnold WhiteGemma Murray Driving School and Wendy Howes.