Lisa Hutchinson

Lisa Hutchinson

Lisa Hutchinson is a reporter specialising in breaking news. She has been with us for more than 20 years.

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Publicity shots ahead of a cross-Europe bike ride staged by wheelchair users David Burdus and Carl Brunning

Wheelchairbound petrolheads make a 1,100 journey for Percy Hedley Foundation

David Burdus and Carl Brunning are going from Lands End to John O'Groats and are raising money for Percy Hedley Foundation

Wetherspoons will cut its opening times announced record pre-tax profits

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon to cut opening times at Newcastle bars at weekends in response to late-night levies

The group said the late-night levy which can be imposed by local authorities on licensed premises after midnight is an unfair tax burden on publicans.

Simon Bates, of Gosforth, who died on Mont Blanc aged 30, with partner Kelly Hendry

Pont Fest in memory of Simon Bates is to take place in Ponteland in July

The first day will see the Rainbow Run which will see participants pummelled with colourful powder and the second day is a triathlon

Chantelle Pringle pictured with her mum Keeley Grotz in 2005

Washington schoolgirl wins meningitis compensation fight

A schoolgirl from Washington who was prescribed Calpol by a nurse has triumphed in her fight for compensation

Natalie Gallon, from Gateshead, who was awarded £50,000 compensation following a cycle accident

Gateshead cyclist's job dreams shattered following horrific bike accident

Cyclist Natalie Gallon's dreams of becoming a care worker have been dashed after a falling huge metal fence crushed her wrist

72 Engineer Regiment at Trinity Square, Gateshead

Crowds line the streets of Gateshead for soldiers' freedom parade

Gateshead based 72 Engineer Regiment marched through the town to celebrate its freedom of the borough

Celebrating 100 hundred years of girl guides, Eileen Harle, 94 and June Forster, 91

Brownies 100th birthday to be celebrated with cancer charity coffee mornings

Former Brownies Eileen Harle and June Forster are to help the movement celebrate its 100th birthday

David Tapsfield just hours before he was killed by an avalance in an accident near Chamonix in France

Funeral of skier David Tapsfield will be held this weekend

Skiers will unite tomorrow to celebrate the life of fearless adventurer David Tapsfield who died in an avalanche in France

A general picture of the French Alps

North East skier killed after falling 2,000ft in French Alps tragedy

A skier from the North East was killed when he plunged 2,000 feet to his death from a mountain in the French Alps

Sharon Henderson, of Ryhope, Sunderland, whose daughter Nikki Allan was murdered

Man arrested in Nikki Allan murder after 21 years

Police reveal they have arrested a man on suspicion of Nikki Allan after a 21 years fight for justice from her mum

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