Profile: Gareth Lightfoot

The Northern Echo:

Local Democracy Reporter

Gareth Lightfoot grew up in Whitley Bay and has been a journalist for 20 years, as a reporter at the Barnsley Chronicle and 15 years as court reporter for The Gazette and Teesside Live. He worked as a senior lecturer in digital journalism at Teesside University before joining the Echo as a Local Democracy Reporter in 2021.

Latest articles from Gareth Lightfoot

Councillor's impassioned plea for better bus services in County Durham
Cllr Rob Crute from Durham County Council, deputy leader of the Labour group and shadow cabinet member for finance.
Cllr Richard Bell, deputy leader of Durham County Council.
Cllr Amanda Hopgood, leader of Durham County Council.
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Primrose Lodge is moving to another County Durham town
Shildon flats which became breeding ground for crime to be flattened and replaced
3D representation of LNT Care Developments' plan for a 66-bed care home near Hay Lane, Spennymoor. Credit: LNT Construction.
3D representation of Believe Housing’s development of 20 homes near Durham Road, Wolsingham
Allotments and pest control: What County Durham residents can expect to get from 3% rise in council tax