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.
The official number of UK deaths has risen by 155 in the last 24 hours – to a total of 44,391 – while there were also 581 positive virus tests over the same period.
Public Health England’s figures show the towns and cities suffering the highest number of virus cases.
4 July is set to be “independence day” from the lockdown, for businesses such as pubs and hairdressers in England. We now know how they are supposed to open safely, thanks to a tranche of detailed guidelines published overnight. But fears about a loosened lockdown prompted leading medical figures to warn of a second wave…
A brand new cancer hospital has opened – on time – in the heart of Liverpool, designed to offer highly specialist care to millions of people in the surrounding area.
Amid warnings that peoples’ failure to maintain social distancing could lead to another wave of infections, an efficient track and trace system is one of the only tools available to help contain the spread.
Police in Greater Manchester are under pressure over their handling of a series of illegal raves and parties, which have led to serious violence – including two men shot dead.
Schools in Northern Ireland will have a one metre social distancing rule, rather than the current two metres, when they reopen in August, allowing class sizes there to return to almost normal levels.
Free school meal vouchers will now be made available to England’s poorest families through the summer holidays, after a U-turn by the government.
England striker Marcus Rashford has already been praised for helping to raise £20 million to supply meals to vulnerable people during the lockdown.
A report by a group representing social service directors across England has found nearly a quarter of them believe the majority of coronavirus cases in care homes are the result of rapid discharges of patients from hospital.
Concerns have been raised as to whether the government’s announcement of £600 million for care homes to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 can actually be used.
They might be almost 4,000 miles apart, but the feelings of anger, alienation and inequality being felt in Minneapolis are being echoed on the streets of Manchester.
This programme has been told that several care home residents died during an outbreak of Covid-19 after a woman was released from a hospital to the home – without being tested
During the pandemic many have taken on very different roles.
The Prime Minister did announce that the government is making an additional £600 million available for infection control in care homes in England.