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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A train pulls into the station at Morpeth in Northumberland

Morpeth could lose rail services as East Coast train franchise sold on

South East Northumberland Rail User Group hits out at new franchise arrangements for the East Coast service

Sir Richard Branson, at the Virgin Money Bank on Northumberland Street, Newcastle, after the takeover of Northern Rock

Northern Rock Foundation forced to close after Virgin Money ends support

Virgin Money decides to no longer fund the Northern Rock Foundation leaving the organisation with no other option than to close

The A1 road which will benefit from a widening scheme in Gateshead

Government funds new North East infrastructure projects

Treasury mixed up North East and Yorkshire but insists backing is there for the region with twelve projects expected to be completed in 2014-15

The revamped Newcastle Central Station portico

Newcastle Central Station hailed by David Cameron for job creation

Newcastle Central Station is among the Government's list of important UK construction projects

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage

UKIP leader Nigel Farage due in North East to battle Labour

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is to visit the region this week to speak at a party event being held at the Sage Gateshead

Gary Davis of Teambuild Construction

Late council payments 'costing my firm jobs' says Tyneside construction boss

Gary Davis has told how his Team Build firm is being forced to let staff go because of long delays on council payments

Figures have revealed that employment in the region is increasing

Falling North East unemployment figures are welcomed by minister

Employment minister Esther McVey believes there is no need for a regional advocate after it was revealed unemployment is down in the region

Education Secretary Michael Gove

Education Secretary to be asked to back North East schools fund

An ambitious plan to turn around under performing schools is being backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Education Secretary

North Tyneside Council chief executive Patrick Melia

North Tyneside council chief executive warns of another £20m in cuts

North Tyneside Council leader Patrick Melia says councils will move away from being paternal providers

Ed Twiddy

Ed Twiddy to step down as director of North East LEP

Ed Twiddy has announced his decision to step down from the regeneration partnership tasked with bringing jobs to the region just days after handing in to Government a £760m masterplan for growth

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