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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Sir Richard Branson at Virgin Money at the Regent Centre, Gosforth

Richard Branson reveals East Coast high speed rail hopes

Sir Richard Branson has told of his desire to bring high speed Virgin Trains to the East Coast Main Line

The new facilities at Newcastle Central Station

Government accused of delaying £760m of North East investment

City leaders have accused Government ministers of only being interested in quick schemes ahead of the 2015 general election

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson

Labour force Richard Branson into partial U-turn on Northern Rock Foundation

Virgin Money will not axe Northern Rock Foundation cash if other businesses back the popular North East charity

The Zapcat Grand Prix watched from the Tyne's supposedly struggling Quayside in September

Outrage as North East described as being the UK's Detroit in national newspaper

Guardian newspaper urged to apologise for one-sided reporting in an article where the North East was described as being 'on the brink'

Labour leader Ed Miliband in the Grainger Market

Ed Miliband calls on Sir Richard Branson to think again over future of Northern Rock Foundation

Labour party leader says Northern Rock Foundation should have been supported

Newcastle Building Society

Newcastle Building Society axes charity accounts

The Tyneside lender has contacted local groups to say it will no longer be providing the special accounts reserved for good causes

Northumberland beats Scotland in wind generation as campaigners hit at Chris Huhne

Campaigners say Environment Secretary Chris Huhne was wrong to suggest Scotland is doing more than Northumberland

Leader of Newcastle City Council, Coun Nick Forbes

North East firms holding off on investment ahead of Scottish independence

Around 12% of North East firms have said they are holding off on major spending decisions until after the September 18 referendum

Chris Huhne at The Energy Debate

Chris Huhne: Allow wind farms in Northumberland to keep Scotland happy

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne said UK policy should be in favour of onshore wind in order to keep Scotland happy

How a train on HS2 could look as it speeds between London and Birmingham

High speed rail plans may end up slowing the North East down

The advent of high-speed rail could actually slow down services from the North East, it has emerged

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