Clare Fallon is the North of England Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Clare joined Channel 4 News in 2018 having spent almost two decades covering some of the biggest stories in the North of England for both television and radio news.
Most recently she was Social Affairs Correspondent for the BBC in the North West, where she covered the bomb attack at Manchester Arena in which 22 people were killed.
Clare was also responsible for a series of exclusive reports exposing the failings in the response to the death of Cumbria toddler, Poppi Worthington. Her work on the story was mentioned in the House of Commons.
Having previously worked for Sky News and ITV Granada, she covered the riots in Manchester and Liverpool in 2011 and worked extensively on the Rochdale grooming case, for which she won a Royal Television Society award.
In Gateshead, we are bang in the middle of the area which will be put under strict new lockdown restrictions from midnight – no mixing of households, and pubs and bars to close at 10pm.
Infections are spreading and fast – while the UK’s testing system is buckling under the strain.
In Bury, people needing Coronavirus tests faced lengthy queues today and hours of waiting. Demand for tests is rising in the area. And in Bolton, the number of cases is rising despite another lockdown being imposed.
Moving tributes have been paid to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack – as the public inquiry heard from their friends and families.
The inquiry into the Manchester Arena atrocity has heard claims that one of those killed in the bombing might have survived – if there had been a more rapid response by the emergency services.
The inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing has been told that only one paramedic was at the scene of the explosion for the first 40 minutes after the blast.
Our North of England Correspondent Clare Fallon is reporting from Bolton.
The public inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing has been hearing claims by experts that there were missed opportunities to identify Salman Abedi as a suicide bomber
Plans to ease local lockdown restrictions in Bolton and Trafford have been abruptly scrapped after a spike in coronavirus cases.
Council leaders in Bolton and Trafford have urged the government to keep local lockdown restrictions in force there, after a worrying jump in infections.
There are calls for changes in the way English football is run to prevent clubs getting into financial difficulties.
Schools across England and Wales have been busy putting extra hygiene and social distancing measures in place as
Britain’s beaches have been packed recently, as coronavirus prompts millions to swap foreign holidays for a staycation. But there has been precious little benefit for our struggling seaside towns.
Millions of people are coming to terms with new restrictions which were suddenly reimposed last night across large swathes of northern England.
As a player he won the game’s greatest prize, and as a manager made an entire country fall in love with football.