Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Michael Brown is a reporter specialising in stories from Benwell, Scotswood & Elswick. He also writes about digital gaming and joined us in 2011.

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The opening of the Discovery School in Newcastle for Science and Engineering. Principal Wendy Allen

Discovery School bosses admit only 17% of their pupils are girls

Calls made for more to encourage girls to study STEM subjects in the North East as new school admits it is struggling to attract female applicants

A GO Run For Fun event at Morpeth Chantry Middle School

Morpeth children encouraged to get fit with INEOS Go Run for Fun series

INEOS GO Run for Fun series visits Northumberland to inspire youngsters to get fit and active

Tracy McKie, from Hexham, who is running the Great North Run for the Stroke Association

Hexham teacher tackles Great North Run to raise funds for stroke victims

Tracy McKie, from Hexham, is running the 13.1 mile race in aid of the Stroke Association

St Cuthbert's House win a North East England Tourism Award 2013 at St James Park.

North East businesses urged to enter North East Tourism Awards 2014

Entries close on September 5, with the winners going on to represent the North East nationally

Getting excited about the Kalidoscape, event at the Baltic, Arthur Byrne, 3, from Newcastle and Alice Maguire, 3, from Gateshead

Children help create a kaleidoscope of colour at the Baltic in Gateshead

Baltic art gallery prepares for a weekend of colourful events this August bank holiday

Thrill seekers enjoy the rides at a funfair at Herrington County Park near Sunderland

Families enjoy all the fun of the fair after weekend of bad weather

The North East Fun Fair 2014 was forced to close rides on Sunday due to high winds

Andrew and cerebral palsy sufferer Lynn Mearns who are running the Great North run for Scope and the British Heart Foundation

Brother and sister to prove disability is no barrier to Great North Run success

Lynn and Andrew Mearns will aim to complete the 13.1 mile course for Scope and the British Heart Foundation

L-R Susan Johnson, Rachel Gibson, Lisa Stevenson, Samantha Hudson and Joanne Marshall

Mums tackle Great North Run to raise awareness of meningitis

Team of six will take on 13.1 mile challenge in effort to make people aware disease is more than just a rash

L-R: Matt Boyle of Wylam Brewery, Claire Lee of Allendale Brewery, Robert Millichamp of Mordue Brewery, Dawn Miles of Anarchy Brewery and Julia Austin of Tyne Bank Brewery

North East brewers left feeling flat at Beer of Britain awards

Beermakers from the region show good humour after not even making the shortlists for Camra's top beer prize

Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council

Council chiefs and teaching unions hit out at North East spending cuts

Cipfa forecasts the region will suffer biggest council spending cuts this year- with the biggest dip in education

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