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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Professor Peter Higgs at the unveiling of a plaque in The Core, a building under construction in the new science park

Professor Peter Higgs honoured in Newcastle with Freedom of the City

Newcastle-born Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Higgs has been given the Freedom of the City on a visit to the region yesterday

An image of the final design for the The Sill landscape discovery centre

Minister asked to explain Northumberland tourism centre funding snub

Northumberland County Council raises questions over a cash blow for The Sill project in Northumberland National Park

The new Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler

Living Wage campaigners call for better pay in the North East

Large parts of region are earning below the living wage, campaigners say, with many not earning enough to get by

Liberal Democrat councillor Greg Stone

Newcastle councillor Greg Stone cleared over claims of secret lobbying

Newcastle Liberal Democrat Greg Stone will face no Newcastle Council action after he was accused of dodgy lobbying

Grey Street in Newcastle City Centre

Theatre Royal hits out at city centre plans for thousands more late night drinkers

Plans for extended opening hours for two Grey Street venues have been met with opposition from Newcastle's Theatre Royal

Daniel Thompson, chairman of STURR, hit back at the attack on the group, saying it had 95% of businesses on board with its campaign

Gosforth 'wealthy clique' war of words breaks out over red lines to stop gridlock

Opponents of a controversial plan to ease chronic traffic jams have been branded a 'clique' of wealthy residents who want to protect their parking spaces

Blaydon MP Dave Anderson

North East Labour MPs to rebel on welfare cap

Several North East Labour MPs will refuse to back the Tory cap on how much can be spent on state hand outs

Retiring finance officer at the civic centre Paul Woods who is auctioning off his ties for charity

Newcastle City Council treasurer Paul Woods ties up careers and steps down

The man who found the money for the second Tyne Tunnel is stepping down from his position as Newcastle City Council treasurer

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall Trust to close down after English Heritage pulls the plug on support

English Heritage said it has to withdraw funding for Hadrian's Wall Trust leaving staff with an uncertain future

Polar Explorer Conrad Dickinson and Tony Gates, Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority at Steel Rigg, Hadrian's Wall

Tourism row as Northumberland blocked from Government cash bid

Northumberland as been told it will not create enough tourism jobs to justify a bid for Government cash

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