Liz Walker

Liz Walker

Liz Walker is a reporter covering a range of topics. She has been with us since 2006.

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Fitness campaigner David Fairlamb believes a national policy is needed to tackle obesity

'Mass child neglect' and the ticking time bomb of obesity

North East Fitness campaigner David Fairlamb warns that national policy needed for PE in schools to tackle the region's child obesity time bomb

A scene all too familiar on the streets of Newcastle as two men lie drunk on the ground

Cambridge University academics attack Newcastle's night time levy

Newcastle's night time levy is based on a lack of sound evidence, criminologists from Cambridge University have claimed

Chris Knighton, from the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund

Tyneside law firm calls for asbestos victims not to be short-changed

A Tyneside law firm have urged Government not to agree a 'second rate solution' for asbestos victims

Explorer Conrad Dickinson

Northumberland polar explorer embarks on royal challenge

After a delayed start, caused by blizzards that left the teams snowed in at base camp, Conrad Dickinson, from Hexham, left yesterday afternoon

The Dales school on Cowpen Road, Blyth, who have recieved a great Ofsted report

Ofsted inspectors give Blyth Special Needs school full marks

Pupils and staff at a Special Needs school in Northumberland are celebrating after they were rated outstanding in all areas by inspectors

The burned out Arriva bus

Arriva North East bus destroyed in fire in Northumberland

A bus was destroyed when a fire broke out onboard as it travelled through Northumberland

Remembrance Sunday in Newcastle

North East remembers fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday

Crowds gathered around war memorials to honour those who died in conflicts past and present on Remembrance Sunday

Explorer Conrad Dickinson

Explorer Conrad Dickinson prepares to lead polar trek with Prince Harry

Northumberland explorer Conrad Dickinson is preparing for his toughest challenge guiding injured servicemen and women in a race to the South Pole

Sure Start, North Rd, Wallsend

Sure Start centres in Gateshead could see budgets halved

As part of bugets cuts, Gateshead Council plans to reduce children's centre delivery by half which could see a number of Sure Star centres close

Baby Roman Alexander Bundy is christened aboard the Tynemouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland

Baby is christened on board Tyneside lifeboat

A baby proved he already has his sea legs when he followed a family tradition and was christened on board a lifeboat

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