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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Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside

How the North East hit back at Detroit slur

When The Guardian decided to take a detailed look at the North East economy, few would have predicted the outrage. Adrian Pearson looks at how the North East, faults and all, differs in the eyes of the region

Lords Wrigglesworth in Newcastle

Leading North East Lib Dem warns Government not to scrap Help to Buy

Lord Wrigglesworth warns regions could suffer in a failed attempt to cool down London property market

A house being built

Cities for People green belt group fights to keep strict North East housing targets

Developers bid to make Newcastle and Gateshead drop a five year phasing plan at the One Core Strategy examination in public

Newcastle East Labour MP Nick Brown

MP Nick Brown plays down threat from Scottish independence

Former regional minister Nick Brown has played down the threat to the economy from Scotland

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson

Labour warned it is putting off voters by abandoning its North East heartland

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson has warned that Labour needs a re-think on how it reflects views of voters in traditionally safe seats in the North East

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

Housing developer seeks permission for 600 new homes near Gosforth Nature Reserve

Persimmon seeks permission to turn a flood prone field near Gosforth Nature Reserve into a site for 600 homes

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell urges Ed Miliband to offer an EU referendum

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell has challenged Labour leader Ed Miliband on his party's pro-EU stance

Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott celebrates after the election results were revealed in Sunderland last night

Ukip wins seat and Labour wins two in North East Euro elections

Ukip made its first major breakthrough in the North East as it carried off one of the region's seats in the European Parliament last night

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson

MP calls for inquiry over shelved Newcastle University cancer drug research

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson seek assurances from business secretary Vince Cable over shelved cancer drug research

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones

MP Kevan Jones hits out with 10 questions Durham Miners must answer

Labour MP calls for Durham Miners Association to open up accounts and save jobs

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