Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood is an award-winning reporter specialising in stories from County Durham. She has been with us since 2007.

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Newcastle East Labour MP Nick Brown

North East MPs back inquiry into funding gap for the arts

A trio of MPs have spoken out in support of the inquiry into Arts Council England after an imbalance in funding was flagged up

New Years Day dip at the Panama Swimming Club Whitley Bay

New Year's Day events: Whitley Bay dip and Ponteland wheelbarrow race among the highlights

Bananas, giraffes and even Superman were among the hundreds making the mad seafront dash to start the New Year

Childcare student Brianie Copeland

County Durham teen's daily battle with world of harmless products that could set off terrible reaction

Brianie Copeland spent most of her days in bandages as a long list of allergies and conditions caused her skin to painfully blister and her chest to tighten

Sunderland Royal Hospital

False alarms costing 999 services in the North East a fortune

Figures logged over the past five years reveal nearly 28,000 false call outs across the North East

Fell Dyke Community Primary School pupils. The school was awarded an 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted

Children in North East facing an 'educational lottery'

The latest annual report from Ofsted highlights the difference in the quality of education being delivered across the region

The house in Millburn Street in Sunderland

Family rescued in Sunderland house fire

Three fire crews were called to Milburn Street, Sunderland, just before 2am yesterday after reports of the blaze, thought to have started in the kitchen

Brian Thexton

One of Britain's most wanted is in the North after giving police the slip

Notorious robber Brian Thexton has been spotted in the North and managed to give police the slip

A block of four Airey houses from Kibblesworth in Gateshead

Gateshead homes become slice of social history

Post-war homes for North East families will provide a trip down memory for thousands as they become a slice of social history

Deputy Leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall MEP

UKIP deputy leader brands Nissan boss comments as 'absolute nonsense'

UKIP leaders have rubbished claims Nissan could halt its investment in Britain if it left the European Union

Jacquie Hall, with one of her dogs, Cleo

Northumberland Canine Centre to get new £50,000 home

Despite objections from residents, the Nothumberland Canine Centre will move from Rennington to a new site in Felton

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