Helen Fernandes
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From ordinary beginnings to career success

As unemployed Europeans are urged to move for work, BBC Newcastle has spoken to people from the north-east of England who have left their home towns for extraordinary careers in Britain and abroad.

Despite ordinary beginnings they have gone on to great success.

Helen Fernandes was born in County Durham and trained in Newcastle before moving to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge to be a consultant neurosurgeon.

  • 24 Jan 2014