The County Hotel in Hexham re-opened its doors earlier this month after investment by Priestpopple Partners Limited and owners Punch Taverns, a leading pub company in the UK with around 4,000 pubs nationwide
Hexham is a market town 25 miles west of Newcastle, located in the Tyne Valley in the county of Northumberland. It is surrounded by small towns and villages including Corbridge, Riding Mill, Stocksfield & Wylam to the east; Acomb & Bellingham to the north; Alston & Allendale to the south; and Haydon Bridge, Bardon Mill & Haltwhistle to the west.
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.