New stories emerge about the impact of WW1 on Tyneside
I have learned so much more about World War One than I could have imagined when I was first asked to produce a documentary about the Great War and its impact on my birthplace.
After all, a century after the outbreak of the war there have been innumerable books, films, articles and research papers published on the topic.
However, locked away in boxes in the loft or lurking in the back of drawers are the real stories of the men who fought and died for their country.
In my film we follow the Tynemouth WW1 Commemoration Project which has been collecting stories handed down within families.
It has produced a remarkable map which gives a unique insight into the devastating effect the war had on one community.
How accountable are public bodies when questioned?
Accountability, transparency, openness. They are all values that most of us would hope public bodies would aspire to.
Yet in the world of "reputation management", PR and dare we mention the word "spin", I have anecdotally noticed over the years a growing reluctance by many organisations to put themselves forward for interview.
Durham chief constable advocates free heroin for users
The suggestion that the government should be giving drug addicts free heroin is controversial enough.
The fact it's being made by a serving chief constable is remarkable and guarantees the idea can't simply be dismissed.
A child's eye account of Hartlepool's WW1 bombardment
The war was supposed to be over by Christmas, yet less than 10 days before that deadline Hartlepool woke up to German shells destroying their homes.
The terror that coursed through the streets caused panic. The townsfolk loaded up prams with their babies, grabbed whatever provisions they could, and fled into the countryside.
Your ideas wanted to revive Dunston Staithes
You can't miss the Dunston Coal Staithes. Iconic, massive and in need of tender loving care.
It dominates the horizon along the banks of the Tyne, a powerful symbol of the region's industrial might.
Cumbria's ex Chief Constable wants justice after probe
Behind the smiles there is a lot of resentment.
When I met Stuart Hyde to talk about his rise and fall at Cumbria Police he was measured in his responses but his wife Caroline, unfettered by loyalty to the uniform, was damning in how she feels they were treated.
New police approach to support prison abuse victims
When the government of the day introduced the "short, sharp, shock" regime to youth detention centres, the then Home Secretary Willie Whitelaw said this: "These will be no holiday camps and I sincerely hope those that attend them will not ever want to go back there."
He could not have known how true that would be, but for very different reasons.
Understanding who qualifies for help with fuel bills
With the way fuel bills are these days there can't be many of us who don't think twice about switching the heating on as temperatures drop.
Memories of a novice journalist from the miners' strike
It's hard for the twenty-somethings of today to understand just what living in Britain felt like back in the 1980s.
Industrial relations then and now bear no relation to each other.
Woman's horror of falling overboard into North Sea
Jeni Anderson has been through an experience few of us can truly understand.
She is a reluctant member of a club with hardly any members. Those that have fallen overboard and survived.