20/02/2012

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Duration: 29 minutes

A 16-year-old from Tynemouth takes her case for more help for young carers to London, and Chris Jackson investigates a row over who runs Northumberland's council houses.

  • Video feature: Young carers need more support

    Video feature: Young carers need more support

    There are believed to be around 700,000 young carers in England, many of whom slip under the radar of social and health services.

    Imogen is a 16-year-old who cares for her mother in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear.

    When she was nine her mother was sectioned and later diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.

    Imogen became a carer for her mum, but for years she never told anyone what she calls "her little secret".

    The teenager struggled for six years without any support before discovering a young carers' group in North Shields which has changed her life.

    Inside Out also follows her trip to meet Moira Fraser who runs a carers' charity.

    Now she wants to tell people her story in the hope it will help other young people in her position to speak out and seek help.

    Watch a video feature on the BBC News website below...

    BBC News: Young carers need more support
  • Video feature: 'Bownessie': the mysterious water 'monster' of Bowness

    Video feature: 'Bownessie': the mysterious water 'monster' of Bowness

    Sightings of a creature not dissimilar to the Loch Ness Monster have caused a stir in the normally quiet waters of the Lake District.

    Local swimmer Tom Noblett, world record holder in fresh water swimming, thinks he was within feet of the creature whilst out for a morning swim.

    Photographer Linden Adams also claims to have seen the creature and has captured it on camera.

    The picture is now being analysed by experts in forensic visual computing.

    Inside Out investigates the possible discovery of a new species of lake dweller, dubbed 'Bownessie', which some have likened to the Loch Ness monster.

    Watch a video feature on the BBC News website below...

    BBC News: 'Bownessie': the mysterious water 'monster' of Bowness
  • Blog: Reflecting the region brings glory

    Blog: Reflecting the region brings glory

    The Inside Out team were at the annual gathering of the region's media glitterati at the Royal Television Society North East & The Borders 2010 Awards this weekend.

    Read more on Chris Jackson's blog below...

    BBC Chris Jackson: Reflecting the region brings reflected glory for Inside Out & Look North

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