Alnwick is a small, picturesque market town in north Northumberland and dates back to approximately AD 600. Over the centuries it has thrived as an agricultural centre but now relies on local shops and businesses, such as Barter Books. It is home to Alnwick Castle, one of the homes the Duke of Northumberland, and The Alnwick Gardens.
Brian was appointed Editor of The Journal in December 2003, joining from Trinity Mirror's Liverpool base where he was Editorial Development Manager for the company's regional titles. He has also held senior positions at the Daily Record and the Evening Express, Aberdeen, as well as being a former Editor of the Lincolnshire Echo.