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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Hadrian's Wall updated

You did it! North East voters win the region a £1m Visit Britain ad campaign at Heathrow Airport

Praise for the North East after we rallied together to take the lead from Northern Ireland with moments to spare in tourism competition

Hadrian's Wall

Clock ticking in final hours of competition for Heathrow Airport advertising

Final push for the North East in close-run contest for £1m advertising showcasing the region to the world

The Viking Event held at Lindisfarne Priory

Vikings 'attack' Lindisfarne as families turn out for weekend of North East Events

Thousands of families attended events across the region including Newcastle's Sky Ride and English Heritage’s Vikings Attack! at Holy Island

Tim Healy

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet star Tim Healy to lead Great North Run party

Actor Tim Healy joins Jill Halfpenny in lending his voice to the cultural spectacular on September 4

Engineers add the Great North Run sign to the Tyne Bridge overnight

Stunning pictures of the Great North Run sign on the Tyne Bridge by night

After engineers toiled through the night to add the races' name to the Tyne Bridge, Tynesiders are being encouraged to take photos

Generic photo of hunting dogs

Three men to go on trial charged with fox hunting in Northumberland

Ian Mckie, Timothy Smalley and Andrew Proe will appear before Berwick Magistrates in October

Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport urges more support for North East in £1m Heathrow competition

The North East is in with the chance of winning £1m of free advertising at the world's third busiest airport

Prelim to this weekend's Sunderland Airshow, Breitling Wingwalker Biplanes.

North East leaders hope Sunderland Airshow 2014 brings benefits to all the region

Councillor Paul Watson said he hopes the Sunderland event has knock on benefits for the rest of the North East

Danny Jarvis, from Newcastle, who will run the Great North Run - and back again! - for Round Table Childrens Wish.

Designer Danny will run the Great North Run - and back again

The 36-year-old, from Newcastle, will run a full 26.2 mile marathon on September 7, in aid of Round Table Children's Wish

Liam Barrett of Chester Le Street who is doing the GNR for charity Bliss. Pictured with Children Emily and Jack and wife Vicki

Dad loses 5st to raise money for baby charity Bliss

Liam Barrett, from Chester-le-Street has shed the pounds so he can raise cash for premature baby support group

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