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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Northern Rock investors won't get compensation rules Court of Appeal

INVESTORS who lost billions when Northern Rock was nationalised to save the banking system from collapse will go without a penny in compensation after a Court of Appeal ruling.

Durham CCC's Paul Collingwood

Top cricketer Paul Collingwood sues over 'lost' £300k

DURHAM and former England cricketer Paul Collingwood is suing a financial adviser who he claims has lost more than £300,000 of his savings.

North East is worst-hit area in UK after council and welfare cuts

DEPRIVED areas of the North East are being hit up to four times as hard as more affluent areas of the South by the combined blow of council and welfare cuts, new figures show.

Gregg Ryder, left, alongside Herman Hreidarsson.

Hexham man gets coaching role with Iceland football team IBV

A YOUNG Northumberland man is taking his place alongside two football internationals on the coaching staff of one of Iceland’s top soccer teams.

North East takes the lead on lowest numbers of jail sentences

MAGISTRATES’ courts in Northumberland and Tyneside send fewer people to prison than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures have shown.

The Prince of Wales addresses the crew of HMS Northumberland

Prince of Wales praises members of HMS Northumberland - GALLERY

CREW members of HMS Northumberland fighting pirates off the coast of Africa were given a personal thank you by the Prince of Wales.

Hundreds of motorists gridlocked in snow on the A66 in County Durham

Hundreds left stranded for hours by snow in County Durham

HUNDREDS of motorists were left stranded in their cars for up to five hours when snow brought one of region’s main routes to a standstill.

A farmer near Allenheads battles through the snow. Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

North East told to get set for -10C and more snow

WEATHER warnings for snow have been extended until Thursday as the region wraps up for the latest wintry blast.

Fisherman’s Lodge restaurant boss fled scene of crash

THE boss of one of Newcastle’s top restaurants has been hit with a fine after he admitted failing to stop after an accident and driving with no insurance.

Crowds turn out for Chinese New Year festival in Newcastle - GALLERY

DANCING dragons captivated crowds as Newcastle celebrated the start of the Chinese New Year.

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