Brenda Blethyn, who stars as DCI Vera Stanhope in the hit ITV drama Vera, seen during the filming of the latest series at North Shields Fish Quay.
This Harbour Seal pup decided to have a rest and a wash on North Shields fish quay sands in January 2011. Looks cuddly but in reality they're aggressive and have sharp teeth! Click on the pic to view a larger version.
The sun sets over the river Tyne and North Shields Fish Quay. Click on the pic to view a larger version.