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.

  • 16 Jun 2018

    Glasgow’s world-renowned School of Art has been extensively damaged by another fire – in the midst of a multi-million pound restoration after the last blaze four years ago. 120 firefighters were called to tackle the flames – which First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described as ‘heartbreaking’. Our correspondent Clare Fallon is there.

  • 15 Jun 2018

    The government’s flagship welfare programme may never deliver value for money, according to a damning report by the public spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said that universal credit might end up costing more than the benefit system it was designed to replace, while leaving many of the most vulnerable claimants in hardship, waiting months…

  • 13 Jun 2018

    As politicians wrangle over the Brexit details, what do people away from Westminster make of its progress two years on from the referendum? We went to Brexit-backing Blackpool to find out.  

  • 7 Jun 2018

    The nursing regulator has been responding today to a highly critical report about the way it handled the Morecambe Bay baby death scandal. But parents who lost children when police reports were overlooked say lessons have not been learnt by the regulator.

  • 4 Jun 2018

    The government has described the Northern Rail timetable fiasco, which left passengers stranded and delayed, as “totally unacceptable”. We have spoken to one Northern Rail worker who says he feels “ashamed” to wear the uniform and that staff knew the new timetable “probably wouldn’t work” before it was introduced.

  • 1 Jun 2018

    It’s notorious as being one of the most difficult diseases to detect in its crucial early stages, and survival rates here are poorer than in the rest of Europe. Most types of ovarian cancer, once diagnosed, are treated with chemotherapy. But a new breakthrough drug, called niraparib, is being made available on the NHS. It…

  • 31 May 2018

    The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has today accused the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, of “sleeping behind the wheel” as the travel chaos caused by new rail timetables continued to get worse. In the south of England, Thameslink today cancelled at least 97 trains, but commuters in the north faced even greater problems, with…

  • 30 May 2018

    The transport secretary has accused the rail industry of a collective failure after the introduction of new timetables caused weeks of chaos. Hundreds of trains have been delayed or cancelled each day. And passengers are getting increasingly angry.

  • 29 May 2018

    A senior police officer is facing criminal charges after being accused of misleading a public inquiry. The police watchdog looked at evidence from Great Manchester’s Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood about an operation in which an unarmed man was shot dead. Now the IOPC has decided that what he did could amount to a criminal…

  • 24 May 2018

    Two men who petrol bombed a house, killing four children, are tonight beginning life sentences for murder. Demi Pearson, who was 15, her brother, Brandon, aged eight and sister, Lacie who was seven, died in the blaze which was started following a dispute between one of the killers and their older brother. Their three-year-old sister…

  • 22 May 2018

    “For those whose lives were lost and those whose lives have been changed forever” – the Dean of Manchester was speaking at today’s memorial service at the cathedral, as the city comes together to mark the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bomb. Twenty two people were killed in the suicide attack, hundreds more were…

  • 21 May 2018

    Tomorrow it will have been a year since the Manchester Arena attack in which 22 people, many of them children, lost their lives. The anniversary will be marked with a memorial service and a concert in the city centre.

  • 20 May 2018

    Survivors of the Manchester Arena attack, along with families of some of the twenty two killed – have urged the public to honour those lost and be part of the solution to terror. In an open letter almost one year after the attack they’ve urged people to take on hatred wherever they find it, as…

  • 16 May 2018

    A damning report has revealed that police evidence of unfit midwives was ignored for years by the watchdog meant to be overseeing their care. The report looked into the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of the scandal, in which 11 babies and one mother died at Furness General Hospital. It found the regulator was “frequently…

  • 9 May 2018

    Rough sleeping has risen sharply in recent years. And many bedding down on the streets have serious mental health and addiction issues. Finland, though, has had some success tackling both problems. And now the government here is importing that policy in selected areas of Britain. The aim? Firstly to get a roof over people’s heads…