Mark Young is the new head chef at Doxford Hall, Northumberland

Doxford Hall appoints new Northumberland-born head chef

Former King Edward VI School pupil Mark Young is thrilled to be taking up a new challenge

Andrea Potts, left, and Sophie Coulthard have joined Doxford Hall

Appointments: Growing events team created at Doxford Hall to meet demand

Award winning Doxford Hall hotel and spa has taken on two new members of staff

Guyzance Hall Ltd has appointed Stephanie Finlay as group marketing manager

Appointments: Luxury cross-border marketing role

Independent hotel operators Guyzance Hall Ltd has appointed Stephanie Finlay as group marketing manager

Graeme Danby

Northumberland Music Festival: Graeme Danby in concert

North East-born opera star Graeme Danby pays homage to some of the great humorists of the music world, British and American

Doxford Hall Hotel in Chathill

A festival of fine food and music awaits at Doxford, Eshott and Guyzance Halls in Northumberland

Next month’s Northumberland Music Festival will be serving up tasty treats galore in more ways than one, as Jane Hall reveals

Bistro 21, Aykley Heads House, Durham

Secret Diner Awards 2013: Nominations revealed

It’s awards time again. Earlier this week, the nominations for The Golden Globes kicked off the Hollywood season of glamour, intrigue and surprises

The Rat, Anick, Northumberland

Secret Diner Review: The Rat Inn, Anick, Hexham

This week the Secret Diner hands Mrs Diner and friends the pleasure of reviewing the highly rated gastropub The Rat Inn at Anick

David Hunter - a founding director of the Northumberland Tourism organisation

Shock of North East tourism chief's death after sprained ankle

THE wife of a respected tourism boss who developed a blood clot and died just days after spraining his ankle on holiday in Turkey last night paid tribute to her "kind and marvellous" husband.

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.

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.

Old soldiers chip in as record is battered

It's o-fish-al.

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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