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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North East police forces are using stop and search powers

North East police chiefs defend stop and search powers

Police forces in the North East are using stop-and-search powers more than all other parts of the country outside London, new figures show

Margaret Shaddock, front left, with other Dudley residents, last year

Dudley villagers celebrate Arriva North East bus victory

Residents in Dudley, North Tyneside, reacted with anger after Arriva North East rejected calls to divert a service through their village

The International Brass Festival in Durham City

Festival atmosphere across the North East as region is bathed in sunshine

From the sounds of brass musicians to scenes from the Wild West there was something for everyone to enjoy in the summer weather

Joe McElderry, unviels the plaque during his visit to Shotley Bridge Hospital

Joe McElderry opens new unit at Shotley Bridge Hospital

Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry visited Shotley Bridge Community Hospital to officially open its new chemotherapy unit

Historic restored Seaham lifeboat George Elmy returns home

THE lifeboat at the centre of a maritime disaster that claimed nine lives made a poignant return to its home port more than half a century after the tragedy.

180th Durham Regatta attracts oarsome turnout

THOUSANDS turned out to line the riverside at Durham for one of the country’s oldest regattas.

Transport chiefs launch £23m package to refurbish North East roads

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The long-awaited refurbishment of a 130-year-old bridge is to go ahead as part of a £23m package of improvements to roads in the North East, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced

Bid to perform Emily Davison play in Houses of Parliament

ORGANISERS of a play about famed suffragette Emily Davison are hoping to honour her achievements by performing it inside the Houses of Parliament.

Toby Henderson Trust founder Lesley Henderson

Toby Henderson Trust boss pleads guilty to drink driving charge

THE FOUNDER of a leading autism charity has admitted driving while three times over the limit.

Martin Shaw during filming of Inspector George Gently

County Durham police stations used in filming Inspector George Gently

TWO County Durham police stations will have starring roles in the next series of the TV crime drama Inspector George Gently.

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