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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Go North East's Cobalt Clipper bus

North East councils win cash for for 'greener' buses on Tyneside streets

Newcastle and Sunderland City Councils have received £472,000 after putting together a successful bid to The Clean Vehicle Technology Fund on behalf of the North East Combined Authority

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Number of under-employed people in the North East has increased

Analysis by the TUC reveals more people than ever are looking for extra hours to make ends meet

Prof John Ashton

How poverty is leading to the return of historic diseases like gout and rickets

Experts call for political leadership to deal with the crisis of poverty as Victorian diseases return to the region

Restaurant plan could add to redevelopment of Newcastle quayside

County Durham firm is latest to invest in a former restaurant on Newcastle's quayside

Joan Rivers

Campaign launched to stop US comedienne Joan Rivers performing in Newcastle

Campaigners outraged at her comments which they say 'mocked' the Palestinian dead in Gaza

Edward Shirt from Prestatyn, North Wales with all his Newcastle football shirts which he is selling on ebay as he's now a Manchester City supporter

Teenage Newcastle United fan switches allegiance to Manchester City

Supporting Newcastle was 'fun but frustrating' for Edward Shirt, whose kits are being auctioned on Ebay

Sylvie Wilkinson and Rebecca Wood

Newcastle girls arrange music night to fund community work trip to Morocco

The Sacred Heart RC High School sixth formers will help build much needed irrigation system in remote village

A person walking past a job centre

North East jobs are on the up - but our unemployment figure still highest in the country

Government hails the figures but unions and Labour voice concerns about zero hour contracts and wage stagnation

Money saving expert makes six figure donation to Durham foodbank charity

Foodbank charity the Trussell Trust will be part of a pioneering scheme part funded by financial expert Martin Lewis

An East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

Will a £15bn transport plan benefit the North East?

We gauge reaction to the proposal by five North cities including Newcastle which they hope will revolutionise our transport system

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