More tweets on 'desolate' NE


@itvtynetees The North East is a great place to live we have so much to offer and it's definitely not desolate by any means !


@itvtynetees Howell should visit 'desolate' North East. Comments like this only further N/S divide #poshbutprimitive #lordhowell #foolish


@itvtynetees The Tyne Valley is such a pretty area on the rail line between Carlisle and Newcastle. Howell should see for himself. #prettyNE


Desolate NE fine for fracking

Fracking should be carried out in the North East of England where there are "large, desolate areas", says former energy secretary Lord Howell of Guildford.