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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Workers at the Nissan plant in Sunderland

Jobs warning as former banker says Nissan staff will be poached by rivals

City Growth Commission chair Jim O'Neill warns of skills shortage leading to Hitachi poaching Nissan staff

Protest against the proposed new housing developments in green belt land near Gosforth Nature Reserve

Persimmon makes the case for nature reserve development

Salter's Lane site would be on edge of Gosforth nature reserve and put city red squirrels at risk

Newcastle Great Park

Persimmon versus Banks Group in green belt homes battle

Developers fight over site to the West of Brunton lane during Newcastle and Gateshead planning inquiry

Protestors march at Callerton Parkway to challenge council plans to build on the green belt land

'Road to nowhere' could undermine Callerton greenbelt plans

Opponents tell planning inspector that Newcastle Council has no clear plan for new road through upper, middle and lower Callerton

Launch of Domestic Violence Protection Orders initiativeLaunch of Domestic Violence Protection Orders initiative. Pictured Vera Baird

Police commissioner welcomes new domestic violence powers

Vera Baird says Northumbria Police now has power to issue Domestic Violence Prevention Order

L-R: Oliver Copeland, Enya Mason, Sam Volpe and Jenny Waitt

Robson Green praises pupils and students for Northumberland art project

Pupils and students see work for The Sill project in Northumberland showcased at the Baltic

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP Guy Opperman defends eduction policies in Northumberland

Hexham MP Guy Opperman speaks out after Newcastle Royal Grammar School head Bernard Trafford attacks funding situation

British soldiers negotiating a shell-cratered, Winter landscape along the River Somme in late 1916

North East remembers the men who died in the First World War

Parliament has heard the moving realities of the North East men who left jobs and pit villages to serve their country in a war from which many never returned

Businessman Jeremy Middleton, who was Journal guest editor, interviewing George Osbourne at 10 Downing Street London

George Osborne reveals hopes for a North East road and rail boom

Chancellor George Osborne says he wants to look at major infrastructure works around Nissan

The High Court in London

Durham stroke victim given the right to die with dignity

Doctors treating the elderly Durham stroke victim were unanimous in their views that all that could now be done for her was to ease her passing

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