Seaton Delaval

Seaton Delaval is a village in Northumberland. It is the largest of five villages in Seaton Valley and the site of Seaton Delaval Hall, completed by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1727. 'Seaton' means 'sea town', referring to the village's nearness to the North Sea. The land was once held by the de la Val family, who took their name from Le Val in Normandy.

D-Line founder Paul Ruddick (right) with Paul Woolston and Jeremy Middleton of investors Middleton Enterprises

Northumberland-based cable management firm D-Line targets £5m turnover

The Seaton Delaval business is aiming for local and global growth in the niche market of managing cables

Kicking and Screaming is to embark on a tour of the region

New parents inspire new play Kicking and Screaming which is touring the North East

A new play called Kicking and Screaming was inspired by interviews with first-time parents from across the North East

Children at school raising their hands

Journal opinion: A bad report - but a good response

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, February 14, in which we say poor Ofsted reports are not yet a cause for crisis in Northumberland

Left to right, John Gilfillan of Delavals with Simon Johnson of NEL at Seaton Delaval Hall

Delavals looks to crowdfunding for next round of investment

Delavals Brewers aims to raise £400,000 through a crowdfunding platform to support its future plans

St Thomas' Church, Haymarket, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Lottery cash plan to aid North East historic churches and take on new roles

Scheme aims to create new community uses for 18 churches in region

A view of Rocky Island

Life on Northumberland's forgotten Rocky Island off Seaton Sluice

Research has revealed a community which thrived on Rocky Island off Seaton Sluice in Northumberland

The bottle works at Seaton Sluice

Bid to make more of Northumberland harbour heritage

Seaton Sluice harbour heyday could link with stately home in visitor attraction package

The Fulwell windmill in Sunderland, which is the only working survivor of over 180 windmills

20 North East buildings join English Heritage risk list

Twenty buildings in the North East have joined English Heritage’s at-risk register including a landmark windmill, medieval churches and an 18th Century country house

Ballet dancers Alice Bayston and Gavin McCaig of The Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet bring Cinderella to Seaton Delaval Hall ahead of Theatre Royal shows

Northern Ballet, who will be performing Cinderella from October 21, said the Hall's scandalous and famous past made it the perfect setting

Red Ladder Theatre Company's new musical comedy WE'RE NOT GOING BACK looks at the 1984/85 miners' strike through the eyes of three sisters in a South Yorkshire pit village. Written by Boff Whalley and directed by Rod Dixon, WE'RE NOT GOING BACK is commissioned by Unite the Union. It tours nationally and is performed by Victoria Brazier (blonde) as Olive, Claire Marie Seddon (dark hair) as Isabel and and Stacey Sampson (red hair) as Mary.

A story of three sisters during the Miners' Strike is coming to four North East venues

Beccy Owen is looking forward to coming back to the North East with a musical play about the effect of the Miners' Strike on women

Toby Henderson

Autistic sufferer Toby Henderson moves into his own Northumberland home

Toby Henderson was diagnosed with autism at the age of five and his mum Lesley set up the Toby Henderson charity in his name

D-Line founder Paul Ruddick (right) with Paul Woolston and Jeremy Middleton of investors Middleton Enterprises

Jeremy Middleton ups investment in cable management company D-Line

After buying Northstar Ventures shares in D-Line last year, Middleton has now bought out fellow-investor Helen McArdle

Ice cream at Spurelli in Amble, Northumberland

Artisan run ice cream parlours offer luxury ice cream in the North East

Summer’s here. Time then to indulge in an artisan ice cream – something the North East excels in. Jane Hall has the scoop

Super slimmer Katie Askew who lost 5st through Slimming World

Seaton Delaval super-slimmer loses 5st and becomes weight loss champ

A slimmer is aiming to teach others how to keep the weight off after she lost 5st in a bid to turn her life around

Classic cars on show at Corbridge

Packed weekend of events planned around the North East

Fun for all the family is on offer at public events around the North East this weekend from a car rally to computer games

Mark and Shelley Deakin of Hot Stuff Chilli Co

North East Chilli Festival to turn up the heat for the third year running

Chilli producers from the North East and beyond will be congregating for the third year running to celebrate all that is chilli

D-Line founder Paul Ruddick (right) with Paul Woolston and Jeremy Middleton of investors Middleton Enterprises

Northumberland firm D-Line enters latest global market

Cable management specialists D-Line have grown their export sales thanks to support from a UK retail giant

Villagers in New Hartley, Northumberland, protest against proposals for 286 new Barratt homes on the edge of their village

Residents protest plans for 286 new homes on edge of Northumberland village

Residents of New Hartley are unhappy at Barrett plans to increase the size of the village by more than a third

Ken Parkin and Ian Cuthbertson, Turney Wylde, Dave Ledger, Arch Chair, Dave Pearson, Elliott Associates and Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council

Arch's first housing investment underway after ceremony at Delaval Park

Arch, The Northumberland Development Company is investing £2.5m in Delaval Park, Seaton Delaval

Janet Brown

Janet Brown murder trial: Donald Graham is branded the Prince of Darkness by lawyer

Barrister on murder accused: "She must have thought she had met Prince Charming. You may think instead she had met the Prince of Darkness"


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