Katie Davies

Katie Davies

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

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Inside a site which is used for fracking

Durham University experts warn fracking could increase water radioactivity but not pose a threat to public health

The research was carried out by Durham University and Researching Fracking in Europe.

Keith Bateman on his bike during his epic fundraising challenge

Security worker raises thousands for charity

Keith Bateman has raised more than £50,000 for Help for Heroes after completing a gruelling charity trek

Artwork in Central Square in Newcastle City Centre

New sculpture to be unveiled at Newcastle's Central Square

A new sculpture will today replace the DNA DL90 artwork at Central Square, in Newcastle

Pupils eating their school dinners

'Missed chance' as some schools can opt out of food rules

Michael Gove missed an opportunity in allowing existing academies and free schools to opt out, said general secretary of NUT

Caren Paterson who was awarded £5m settlement after she was left brain damaged by ambulance delay

£5m settlement for woman left brain damaged after long ambulance delay

A 36-year-old woman left with serious brain injuries after she was forced to wait more than 100 minutes for an ambulance has been awarded £5m


Two North East landmarks are the best in the country

Durham Cathedral and Cragside House have been ranked in the top 10 landmarks in the country

Ant and Dec with the Entertainment Performance Award at the British Academy Television Awards 2014

Geordie duo Ant and Dec are double winners at the Baftas

TV favourites Ant and Dec have picked up another two BAFTAs, adding to their ever-growing award collection

Space 4 Cycling tour of Newcastle City Centre

Cyclists in campaign for better cycling routes hits the streets of Newcastle

Cycling campaigners staged a demonstration calling for better cycling routes in the North East

Katie-Jane Pridmore hopes to wow the judges at the Chelsea Flower Show

North East florist Katie-Jane Pridmore to compete at Chelsea Flower Show

A talented young florist is hoping to dazzle the Chelsea Flower Show judges with a sparkling ball gown

Deer poachers are being targeted in County Durham

Deer poachers targeted in County Durham

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of poaching after deer remains were found in a bucket in Durham


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