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 Angel of the North with an outstretched baguette representing over a thousand Morrisons price drops

Morrisons forced to apologise after Angel of North publicity stunt

Under fire supermarket Morrisons projected a bread picture onto the Angel of the North's wings

Artist impression of Newgate Centre street view

Planners told new design for Newgate Centre is a 'brutalist monstrosity'

Newgate Shopping Centre in Newcastle is set for demolition after a renewed planning application has been submitted

John Mowbray

North East takes arts funding battle to Westminster

Funding decisions are made in London and Manchester while North East arts organisations are neglected, MPS to be told

Durham Miners' Gala 2013

Durham Miners' Gala at risk from £2m legal bill

Durham Miners' Association has been told to pay out after a losing a compensation battle which leaves thousands of men with no payout for osteoarthritis of the knees

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones

Durham MP Kevan Jones says Virgin Money is blaming charity for funding axe

Virgin Money denies claims by Durham MP Kevan Jones that the bank is blaming Northern Rock Foundation trustees for the collapse of the charity

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

UKIP blaming Labour after hoax election letter sent out in Northumberland

UKIP says it is being set up in Northumberland after a fake election letter calling for mothers to lose state benefits was sent out

Wind turbines near Keilder

Conservatives promise an end to Northumberland wind farms

Berwick Conservatives welcome the General Election promise of no more public subsidy for onshore wind turbines

A woman places pictures of stage and screen stars who are attending the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in central London

North East lottery cash subsidising London's arts scene

Lottery money once intended for North East regional art is now flooding in to London say academics

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson

North East MP hits out at Northern Rock Foundation Snub by Virgin

Labour MP Dave Anderson was among many who spoke out about Virgin Money's decision to axe funding to the Northern Rock Foundation

Nigel Farage on stage at the Sage, Gateshead

UKIP leader Nigel Farage warns Labour: We are coming after you

UKIP leader Nigel Farage told party members and potential voters that he is deliberately targeting Labour voters in the North East

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