Adrian Pearson

Adrian Pearson

Adrian Pearson is our regional affairs & Westminster correspondent, specialising in North East government & politics. He has been with us since 2007.

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Cabinet Office Minister Greg Clark

New North East super council is given the green light

Seven councils from Northumberland to Durham will merge some functions making a brand new super council

Prime Minister David Cameron

Newcastle chiefs in plea to Prime Minister to end North-South funding divide

Newcastle City Council have signed a joint letter to Downing Street pleading for fairness in funding as the city braces itself for more cuts

A general view of Edinburgh in Scotland

Scottish National Party offers to take North East workers

The Scottish National Party claims independence would be better for the North East than control from London

Sunderland supporters take over Wembley Way ahead of the Capital One Cup final

Tory MP branded 'an idiot' for attack on Sunderland fans

Essex MP Robert Halfon has faced criticism from his own party after labeling Sunderland football fans as 'hooligans'

UKIP tried to field China-based candidate in North East elections

UKIP tried to field China-based candidate in North East elections

UKIP's efforts to win in the North East were undermined last night as it emerged they wanted to run a man based in China as a Newcastle candidate

Ian Lavery, Labour MP for Wansbeck

Wansbeck MP: My blood boils at idea of Lib Dem coalition

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery says party must not work with Liberal Democrats in 2015

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

North East bucks trend as cash row breaks out over Regional Growth Fund

The North East has been praised for bucking the trend amid claims the Government’s flagship regional growth fund is wasting millions of pounds

Chi Onwurah

Morrisons back Chi Onwurah's call to ban sexist toy displays

A North East MP has claimed a victory after Morrisons supermarket chain became the first in the country to back her ban on sexist toys

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill

Transport minister rules out cash handout for Newcastle Airport's USA flights plan

Transport minister Robert Goodwill said he would not be using taxpayer cash to back direct flights from Tyneside during a visit to help launch Newcastle Airport’s new business park

Prudhoe Castle

English Heritage chief promises to protect North East

The chairman of English Heritage has defended changes to the service amid claims of privatisation

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