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 Sep 2018

    20-month-old Kayden Urmston-Bancroft suffered cardiac arrest three days after being admitted to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for an operation in 2016. The coroner found he died of natural causes, contributed to by neglect.

  • 5 Sep 2018

    Neville Staple, singer of the 80s band, The Specials, has made an appeal for anyone who knows anything about the fatal stabbing of his grandson to come forward.

  • 31 Aug 2018

    The Labour chief whip has told the Birkenhead MP Frank Field he could be kicked out of the Labour party within two weeks, unless he reverses his decision to resign the whip in parliament.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    It’s a public art installation which has attracted plenty of visitors this summer: more than a hundred giant statues of bees, placed around Manchester city centre, each created by a different artist to celebrate the many aspects of Manchester’s history and culture. Later this year many of them will be auctioned off for charity, and we…

  • 24 Aug 2018

    As Manchester celebrates Pride, some in the LGBT community are warning the city’s gay scene and culture are under threat.

  • 16 Aug 2018

    It was nearing completion – with £200m of work already carried out – but the future of the Midland metropolitan hospital in Birmingham was thrown into flux when the construction giant Carillion collapsed in January. Now the Government has confirmed it will pick up the bill for the project to be completed – at a…

  • 15 Aug 2018

    It’s been a year of strikes, delays, timetable chaos and cancellations: little wonder, then, that commuters are furious that regulated rail fares could go up by as much as 3.2% in January. That adds more than £100 to the price of some season tickets. As railway bosses said the increase was “underpinning a once in…

  • 14 Aug 2018

    Another day, another shift in the row over what Jeremy Corbyn was doing in 2014 in a Tunis cemetery containing the graves of Palestinian fighters killed by Israel. Yesterday Mr Corbyn said he was present but didn’t think he was actually involved when a wreath was laid for those suspected of involvement in the Munich massacre of 1972. Today…

  • 14 Aug 2018

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to Channel 4 News about the wreath-laying controversy – and Benjamin Netanyahu’s criticism of him.

  • 13 Aug 2018

    Ministers have unveiled a £100m plan aimed at eradicating rough sleeping in England within the next decade, but it’s not clear if it’s new money paying for it. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire said half the cash had already been committed and the rest was being “re-prioritised” from existing funds. Charities welcomed the plan, but called it “a step forward” rather than…

  • 10 Aug 2018

    Thousands of holidaymakers have had their plans thrown into chaos – after hundreds of Ryanair flights had to be cancelled because of strikes by pilots in five countries.

  • 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…