Clare Fallon , North of England Correspondent

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.

  • 6 Aug 2018

    A man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of the midwife Samantha Eastwood. The body of the 28-year-old was discovered in a rural Staffordshire on Saturday. Our North of England Correspondent Clare Fallon is outside the Royal Stoke University Hospital where Ms Eastwood worked.

  • 5 Aug 2018

    The family of the midwife Samantha Eastwood have thanked the public for their support during the search for her – after a body was found in the Staffordshire countryside.  Three men are still being held by police, one of them on suspicion of murdering the 28-year-old. Our North of England Correspondent Clare Fallon is near…

  • 4 Aug 2018

    A formal identification of the body has yet to take place, but forensic teams are at the scene near Caverswall in Staffordshire. Samantha Eastwood was last seen on CCTV, in her scrubs after a night shift, leaving Royal Stoke University Hospital on July 27. Our north of England correspondent Clare Fallon reports from Caverswall.

  • 3 Aug 2018

    The last time Samantha Eastwood was seen was when she left her night shift as a midwife at a Staffordshire hospital last Friday.  A man’s been arrested in connection with her disappearance but has since been released pending further enquiries.  Today her younger sister, Gemma, made an emotional appeal to anyone who knows anything about…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    There’s been commuting chaos for train passengers in the North West of England. Northern Rail put back services axed in a shake-up in May – only for many of them to fail to run this morning. It promises to bring back other cancelled services by the autumn, but mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has…

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Shocking details of abuse at a hospital in Derbyshire, which started just after the war and continued to the 1970s, have come to light today. A police report has found that 65 children were allegedly given the experimental “truth” drug, sodium amytal. They were also stripped and abused. The allegations involve Dr Kenneth Milner, who…

  • 24 Jul 2018

    The wildfires which burned through moorlands in northern England have mostly been put out, but more fires are expected, and the relentless heatwave is still taking its toll. The thermometer could soar above the mid-30s later this week, and farmers in particular are concerned. Many crops are parched and livestock are suffering, with supplies of…

  • 20 Jul 2018

    It sounds like your standard rags to riches tale. Billy Moore, a career criminal from Liverpool, who was jailed in Thailand for handling a stolen phone, wrote a best-selling book about his experiences which became a film, A Prayer Before Dawn, which is getting high praise from critics. But Billy Moore is now back in…

  • 18 Jul 2018

    The Nursing and midwifery council admitted today the organisation’s inaction did endanger the lives of mothers and babies in Cumbria. Eleven mothers and one baby died at a hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013. After a damning report on the regulator’s responce to the scandal – the NMC told this programme lives had NOT…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    There’s been a massive firefighting operation, including helicopers, at moorland in Lancashire, which has been burning all weekend.

  • 1 Jul 2018

    At least 120 firefighters are battling to contain a wildfire spreading across the Lancashire moors – described as “aggressive” and “rapidly developing”. Helicopters have been drafted in to tackle fires in about seven areas. A major incident was declared after wildfires on Winter Hill and Scout Road near Bolton merged. Our north of England correspondent…

  • 28 Jun 2018

    Firefighters tacking an enormous fire on Saddleworth moor in the Peak district got some respite today as soldiers joined them in the effort to contain the flames. Despite the lack of much needed rain to dampen down the dry peat that, once alight, can burn for days, it seems like they might be making progress.

  • 27 Jun 2018

    The military has been called in to help over 100 firefighters and specialist officers battling a massive fire on Saddleworth Moor.

  • 18 Jun 2018

    It was an art nouveau, grade A-listed architectural masterpiece. Now, the Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is a smouldering shell after fire tore through the building at the weekend. Council officials are hoping to save it from demolition, though.

  • 17 Jun 2018

    The cost of rebuilding Glasgow’s much loved School of Art could be at least £100m, experts say – describing the damage caused by Friday’s fire as “overwhelming”. Channel 4 News approached the company carrying out the restoration work at the Mackintosh building – Kier – to ask about the sprinkler system. In a statement they…