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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The Government is proposing to change laws governing taxis

Taxi regulations war heads to parliament as North MP raises concern over plans

North East MP Grahame Morris warns of the impact of removing taxi regulations, believing they will put the public at risk

An East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

Council warns Northumberland could suffer in East Coast franchise shake up

Northumberland County Council tells the Government it should insist on local services from the next East Coast operator

Chancellor George Osborne

Chancellor sets out radical hopes of creating Northern Powerhouse

George Osborne says he wants to empower North and proposes city mayor for Tyne and Wear

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Chancellor urged not to overlook region after new high speed hopes revealed

Chancellor George Osborne has been urged not to overlook the North East in any future high speed rail plans

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne calls for stronger Northern cities

Chancellor says Newcastle and North East must team up with Manchester and Leeds as part of new high speed rail proposals

Northern Rail train

Rail campaigners call for an end to outdated Northern Rail trains

Transport groups say it is time services such as Northern Rail benefited from same approach which has handed cash to rail in London and south east

Residents from Hexham, who are against houses being built on green belt near their homes

Northumberland warned over delays to green belt safeguards

Hexham Conservative Guy Opperman hits out at Northumberland County Council over delays to Local Plan

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell

Blyth Valley MP hits out at plans to cut help for low income families

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell says the Labour Party should not cut help for low income families

Map showing Sunderland and South Tyneside city deal

North East on its way to growth as Sunderland takes the lead with city deals

With the formal signing of the Sunderland and South Tyneside city deal, the North East should be well on its way to growth. Adrian Pearson looks at what happens next for the region

Pilgrim Street in Newcastle City Centre

Planned new city centre shopping centre could harm Newcastle's Eldon Square, warn owners

Owners of Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle say plans for a rival shopping centre pose a major threat to business

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