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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Paul Woolston

North East's £760m jobs plan handed over to Government

A £760m masterplan for thousands of North East jobs has been handed over to some of Whitehall’s most influential decision makers

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond walking in front of a Saltire

Scottish leader Salmond wants Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle to get together

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says Newcastle can form an "economic powerhouse" with Glasgow and Edinburgh after independence

Liberal Democrats party president Tim Farron launches his party's local election campaign in Newcastle City Centre

Lib Dem president Tim Farron kick starts North East campaign

Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron yesterday spoke at the launch of his party's election efforts saying voters would return to the party

Let's Grow

£57m handed to North East in regional growth fund cash

Smaller North East firms are to create thousands of jobs thanks to The Journal's Let's Grow campaign

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead

Labour MPs reluctantly back North East super council

The North East Combined Authority has secured the reluctant backing of the region's Labour MPs, as well as Government support, and is now ready to act as what its creators say will be a new voice for the region

Unison chief Dave Prentis

Unison tells North East members Labour leader wouldn't recognise a trade union

Unison chief Dave Prentis told members gathered in Newcastle that the party "has to make sure Labour is on our side"

Newcastle East Labour MP Nick Brown

Newcastle East MP Nick Brown hits out at new super council

A new super council is set to get parliamentary approval today despite MPs' fears it will be a North East talking shop

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall would have been saved if it was down south, MP tells ministers

The Government has been told its English Heritage reforms are putting culture at risk in the region

STURR- Stop The unnecessary Red Route signposts outside homes in Gosforth

Labour councillor says red route protesters should hang their heads in shame

Newcastle City Councillor Ged Bell has blasted Gosforth red route protesters after a 3,000 name petition was handed in

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones

North East MPs clash over house prices effect on Chancellors Budget

Durham MP Kevan Jones has spoken out about stagnating house prices in the North East which is leaving people in negative equity


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