Seahouses is a large village on the North Northumberland coast, about 20 km north of Alnwick. The village is situated within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Popular with tourists, Seahouses has a working fishing port, which also serves as the embarkation point for visits to the Farne Islands.
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.