Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly is a reporter covering a range of topics including news features and nostalgia. He has been with us for more than 20 years.

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Labour party leader Ed Miliband

Will Labour ever win another general election?

What next for Labour as David Miliband rules himself out of leadership challenge

Tony Blair with Gordon Brown

Former North East MP Giles Radice talks about odd couples in politics

Former North East MP Giles Radice talks about his life in politics his latest book - and who might be the politics’ next Odd Couple after the general election

Crime writer Howard Linskey

Crime writer Howard Linskey talks about his growing success

The Newcastle United fan jokes about a new book about the murder of a billionaire football club owner

The Young'uns who are launching their album at Sage Gateshead in April

Stockton folk group The Young'uns have come a long way from being bar room belchers

The festival favourites are in the running for Britain's best Folk Group as their new album is launched

Paul Woolston

North East to appoint jobs creation chief - but only on a short term basis

Long search for chief executive of North East Local Enterprise Partnership to continue after interim appointment

Folk musician Sandra Kerr who has been awarded the Gold Badge for her outstanding contribution to the genre

The life of Sandra Kerr: From Bagpuss to folk legends Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger

Award winning Sandra Kerr, mum of folk star Nancy Kerr, talks about her rich and varied life

A view of Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London

Should Parliament be moved to the North East?

£3bn cost of renovating the Palace of Westminster would go a long way if cash used to transfer it to the North East

Hilton Dawson of the North East Party

Hilton Dawson - from schoolboy protestor to the North East party leader

Will political veteran triumph against the odds again and win influence for the North East

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting Liverpool in June 1945

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral

Susan Winfield the Lord Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear

New Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear talks about her life serving the community

Susan Winfield talks of stitching up prisoners and piloting a programme which saw a young Cheryl Tweedy cleaning loos


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