Brian Burnie

Brian Burnie steps in to donate to Poppy Appeal after theft

Brian Burnie, who sold his Doxford Hall estate in Northumberland to set up cancer charity Daft as a Brush, has stepped in to help All Saints church in Rothbury after thieves targeted their British Legion appeal

Brian Burnie at the erection of the stone obelisk marking the starting point and source of the Tyne River at Deadwater Farm

Stone pillar laid at Kielder will provide source of strength

An RAF helicopter has lifted a stone obelisk into place to mark the source of the North Tyne and to give strength to those affected by cancer

Dave Bowmaker, Ron Stanley, Brian Burnie and William Burt King at South Shields

Landmark to honour source of the River Tyne

Stone obelisks are to be erected on a remote Northumberland farm to mark a 150-mile trek which highlighted the work of a cancer charity

World record bid takes a battering

A fish and chips world record attempt failed by default last night [Fri] after organisers were forced to postpone the mouth-watering event at The Journal Tyne Theatre.

Massive attempt to batter world record

Thousands of people will be attempting to eat their way into the record books at The Journal Tyne Theatre next week.

Toon and Country

Amazing, isn't it, how quickly life changes? How you can lay down your head one evening and all's well with the world and wake the next morning and everything has changed?

Saddle-sore millionaire calls it a day

When millionaire Brian Burnie volunteered for a charity cycle ride, it was the first time he had got on the saddle for 47 years.

On the road to Warsaw

Brian Burnie took part in the Great 500 Cycle Ride for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Epic ride backed by Emma's mum

Cyclists embarking on an epic ride to raise cash for a cancer charity were bid an enthusiastic farewell yesterday by a mother who lost her daughter to the disease.

Veterans aim to batter record

More than 2,500 war veterans turned out yesterday for a fish-and-chip feast and a sing-along as part of a world record attempt.

Couple are fishing for a world record

A big-hearted businessman last night appealed for war veterans to join him for a fish and chip lunch, which he hopes will break a world record.

A1 death charge

A lorry driver accused of killing a Northumberland teacher when he hit a line of cars at temporary traffic lights appeared in court yesterday.

New fish and chips challenge

BIG-hearted businessman Brian Burnie is planning a second attempt to set a new world record for serving fish and chips - when he hosts North-East war veterans at a summer garden party.

Businessman linked to many charities

Brian Burnie has risen far since he was born into a typical working class family living in Heaton, Newcastle.

Burnie sells Kelburn to senior staff team

Senior staff have bought out a recruitment company from one of the region's best known businessmen and now plan to double turnover to £10m inside five years.


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