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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Gary Fyldes of Kielder Observatory

How former brickie Gary Fildes reached for the stars

The amazing journey of Gary Fildes from a building site to to a master of the universe

Prime Minister David Cameron addressing British troops at Camp Bastion

Prime Minister pays tribute to those who died in Afghanistan

UK forces hand over Camp Bastion to Afghan officials as combat personnel prepare to leave

Tony Stower and his new book 'No.1'

Darlington author Tony Stowers 15 year quest to have book about home town is published

Writer Tony Stowers brings to life the opening of the Stockton to Darlington railway in his new book The No.1

A Class 373 Eurostar train

Government reveals plan to sell off the UK's 40% stake in Eurostar

Decision to sell off UK's stake in Eurostar is slammed by Labour and unions who attack it as a 'short sighted act of industrial vandalism'

TransPennine Express trains

TransPennine Express loses trains to 'David Cameron's stomping ground'

Union leaders have hit out after the rail service which operates in the North East faces losing nine trains - to 'David Cameron's stomping ground'

UKIP's candidate in Heywood and Middleton John Bickley is joined by UKIP Deputy leader Paul Nuttall (right)

By-election results show UKIP could win in the North East

If Heywood and Middleton result was repeated next May, UKIP could win 11 seats in the North East

Sean Fahey, secretary of The North East Pensioners' Association (NEPA)

Almost 30,000 North East pensioners now working past retirement age

Many North East pensioners could be choosing to work after 65 to help their children and grandchildren

Katie McLaren, at Youth Focus North East, in Gateshead

North East unemployment scheme hopes to get 2,500 jobless youngsters into work

Youth Focus: North East programme intends to 'abolish' youth unemployment by helping those affected find work

Captain Tony Jacklin collecting the cup after his European side had defeated America in the 1985 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup: A look back at some of the great moments

From the 'War on the Shore' to the 'miracle of Medinha', some of the clashes which made the Ryder Cup

Only Fools and Horses

North East academic bases university thesis on 'Only Fools and Horses'

Dr Matthew Bartley's thesis proves 'lovely jubbly' work as it is based on popular cockney sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses'


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