Katie Davies

Katie Davies

Katie Davies is our chief reporter and she has been with us since 2009.

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Professor Trenell with a study participant in the Exercise Biomedicine lab at Newcastle Univrsity

Newcastle University to run its first ever sports science course

Academics at Newcastle University's medical faculty will start running the course from September 2015

Durham Voices of Recovery Choir

Young Durham choir leader sings her way to Prime Minister’s award

A young choir leader who gives up her spare time to coach former addicts is the winner of a new volunteering award

Martin Glynn; Crispin Thorn, Forestry Commission North East England; David Sulman, United Kingdom Forest Products Association (UKFPA); Cameron Scott, Arch, the Northumberland Development Company; Oliver Combe, Confor UK Ltd; Gillian Hall, North East Local Enterprise Partnership; John Paterson, Egger Forestry Products Ltd; Stuart Goodall, Confor UK Ltd; Guy Opperman MP; Bob Livesey, Egger UK; and Keith Jones, Forestry Commission North West England and West

Forestry sector can create 1,000 jobs across northern England

The project, which will create jobs in forestry management, will provide a case for how the forestry can achieve their full potential

Seal off the coast of Northumberland

WATCH: Seal surprises surfing duo by climbing on board and riding the waves

Matt Stanley and Andrew Flounders were surfing off Amble, Northumberland, when the young seal swam up and got on board

Barry and Marc Sweeney arriving back at Newcastle Airport

North families hope for closure as more bodies from MH17 tragedy returned

Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster have arrived in the Netherlands

Paddy Beels who is retiring from Wingate Nursery School after 24 years service

Inspirational headteacher Paddy Beels looks back on 25 years in education

County Durham headteacher transformed the village where she worked

Tributes paid to visionary Gateshead leader Sir Les Elton

The former chief executive saw the development of the Metrocentre, The National Garden Festival, The Angel, Baltic, Sage and Millennium Bridge

Thomas John O’Donovan the twin brother of Matthew O’Donavan, inset

Northumberland twin warns motorcyclists to wear helmets after his brother died in freak bike accident

Mystery surrounds the death of twin Matthew O'Donovan who was found unconscious on a disused railway line near Lynemouth, Northumberland

Nick Dunn, from Ashington

Northumberland pirate hunter freed from Indian jail set to return home

Pirate hunter Nick Dunn, from Ashington, Northumberland, is set to return home after charges dropped

Ray Lonsdale with his Sculpture Tommy in Seaham

Sculptor Ray Lonsdale reveals the story behind the Tommy statue at Seaham

Ray Lonsdale has gone from maintenance fitter to one of the country's most talked-about artists. He tells Katie Davies how "Tommy" changed his life


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