Rachel Wearmouth

Rachel Wearmouth

Rachel Wearmouth is a reporter specialising in stories from County Durham. She has been with us since 2011.

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David Cameron with Sir Alan Beith (second left) Julie Porksen (second right) and Anne-Marie Trevelyan (right)

The Battle for Berwick: Tories and Lib Dems neck-and-neck in race for election

Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth takes a look at how things are shaping up in the North East's key marginal seat

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott

Is the North-South divide really getting bigger?

Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth examines what the Centre for Cities' Outlook report means for the North East

MP Chi Onwurah

Homelessness, isolation, drug use: Government must form one plan to help North East people

Three council areas in the North East sit in top 25 for people facing severe and multiple disadvantages like mental health problems and poverty

UNISON leader Dave Prentis

Future of local authorities as we know it under threat, says TUC

Study explores the impact of cuts throughout the North East as Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, prepares to speak in Newcastle

Councillor Iain Malcolm

Exclusion of Teesside from North transport body is 'a mistake'

Andy McDonald MP said it is a "sorry state of affairs" that Teesside has been sidelined in plans for Transport for the North body

Julie Porksen, from Hepscott

Failed SNP bid to stand in Berwick was about publicity not devolution, says Lib Dem

SNP's Christine Grahame had hoped to stand in Berwick at May's General Election but the move was vetoed by her party

Chi Onwurah MP at her childhood home at Hillsview Avenue, Kenton

Brain drain fears after 21,500 knowledge economy jobs lost in North East since 2009

Concern is mounting more research funding could be heading to 'golden triangle' of universities in the South East rather than the North East

Councillor Mary Cartwright has won the Eden Hill seat on Peterlee Town Council for the North East Party

North East Party fights for first ever council seat ... and wins

Councillor Mary Cartwright has been voted to represent the Eden Hill ward of Peterlee Town Council for the new pro-devolution political party

Dave Anderson MP

Mayor push is a Tory 'smokescreen' to destroy local government, says MP

Blaydon's Dave Anderson said George Osborne is launching a "direct attack" on Labour councillors and region should "give him the cold shoulder"

'Come and see North East housing crisis yourself, Minister' - Leazes Homes chairman lashes out

Bill Midgley says the Coalition's housing policy has failed the region and challenges the Tory minister responsible to make the journey North

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