Ralph George Algernon Percy is the 12th Duke of Northumberland. He is the beneficial owner of Northumberland Estates, the titular owner of Alnwick Castle and has an estimated wealth of £315 million. The Duke married Jane Richard in 1979 and the couple have four children
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.