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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World class acts booked for Great North Run's 'Party with a million invites'

There's just days left to claim your free ticket for the spectacular celebration on September 4 for the Great North Run weekend

Managing Director of Arro Supranano Eamonn Cooney, with a set of finger prints, at Newcastle University

North East scientists winning awards for new groundbreaking fingerprint test

Innovative new test developed in the region can tell what sex a person is and details of their lifestyle, from just one fingerprint

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival: Business as usual despite road closure say organisers

The B6344 remains closed following 2012 landslip - but that won't stop musicians making it to Rothbury from the USA and Cuba

Anne Reid as May in The Mother

How sex scenes with James Bond reduced me to tears - Anne Reid

Newcastle actress Anne Reid, 79, spoke about filming opposite Daniel Craig in 2003's The Mother

A picture of school children in a classroom

Glendene Arts Academy placed in special measures after damning Ofsted inspection

Inspectors found serious failings at Glendene Arts Academy, in Easington Colliery school

The Red Arrows perform a flypast over HMS Queen Elizabeth in Rosyth Dockyard, Fife

Tyne shipyard at a standstill as workers watch naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth

A&P in Hebburn build the flight deck and hanger for the new Queen Elizabeth II class aircraft carriers

An East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

Rail union warns it could strike if buffet cars and guards are axed from East Coast trains

The RMT says it will ballot its members unless the Government provides assurances new County Durham built trains are not run on a "driver only" basis

Blackfriars Restaurant, in Newcastle

Foodies name Blackfriars, Cafe 21 and Muse among the best restaurants in the UK

OpenTable names North East restaurants among its Top 50 Fit For Foodies Restaurants

Global leadership course founded in Newcastle celebrates 25 years

Charity celebrates 25th anniversary with return to where it all started in Newcastle

The leadership charity Common Purpose operates around the world but started in the North East 25 years ago. Michael Brown reports on a success story that is coming out of the shadows

Villagers in New Hartley, Northumberland, protest against proposals for 286 new Barratt homes on the edge of their village

Residents protest plans for 286 new homes on edge of Northumberland village

Residents of New Hartley are unhappy at Barrett plans to increase the size of the village by more than a third

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