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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A woman drinking a glass of wine

Balance North East claim alcohol is too widely available in the region

MPs will today debate plans to relax licencing laws, but Balance claims people feel alcohol is already too widely available

Vicky Ponton, from Gosforth, who was the 500,000 finisher of the Great North Run

Great North Run's 500,000th finisher reveals how landmark changed her life

Vicky Ponton strapped on her running shoes, pounded the pavements, and credits it with helping her meet the love of her life

Aiden Campbell (pictured centre in light grey suit) leaving Newcastle Crown Court

Spurned lover acquitted of harassment and criminal damage - but no verdict on burglary and poisoning

Newcastle Crown Court jury acquits Aidan Campbell on two of four charges, and CPS must now decide whether to pursue a retrial

Aiden Campbell (pictured centre in light grey suit) leaving Newcastle Crown Court

Spurned lover "filled ex's hair conditioner bottle with poison" court told

Aidan Campbell, 36, denies a campaign of harassment against his former partner, including burglary, criminal damage and administering a poison

Gateshead's James Curtis is dejected

Gateshead fans hold heads high after Wembley defeat

A last gasp Gateshead header, with the score at 2-1, just went the wrong side of the post and the game was lost

Philanthropist Trevor Shears and second wife Lyn

Bus company boss turned philanthropist loses battle with cancer

Go-Ahead bus boss turned philanthropist Trevor Shears has died after battling metastatic liver cancer

Great North Run: Last 100 chances to be one in a million

For the eighth year running The Journal is offering the final 100 places in the iconic Great North Run to our readers

Bill Dunn and Emily Scott remove an organ from Herrington Burn

Volunteers help to clean up Herrington Burn

Durham Wildlife Trust and members of the community around Shiney Row and Houghton le Spring have been working on the Herrington Burn after fly-tippers dumped rubbish into the water

Property updated

Is the property market in the North East finally on the road to recovery?

House prices are continuing to rise in the North East, with buyers getting closer to their asking price and homes selling quicker than for some time

Dutch Arts company RoboDock present RoboHand launching the Maker Faire UK with drummers performance by Spark

Giant robot hand crushes car to kick off Maker Faire at Life Centre

Two day festival will see around 300 exhibitions, performances and hands on activities in Newcastle


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