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

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"

Burridge Site Manager Sean Scott, near one of the chimneys at Seaton Delaval Hall, where Jackdaws are nesting

Historical twist as nesting birds hold up Seaton Delaval Hall work

Nesting jackdaws in six chimney stacks bring back Seaton Delaval Hall fire memories

Heart patient Daniel Murray, with surgeon Asif Hasan, at the Queen Elizabeth II park. They are taking part in the Great North Swim

Teenager to take part in Great North Swim just months after open heart surgery

A teenager born with complex congenital heart defects is taking part in the Great North Swim with his heart surgeon

Elizabeth Todd

Janet Brown murder trial: Case halted after accused taken to hospital

A gran on trial accused of helping to defraud a wealthy heiress was taken to hospital by ambulance as she was about to go back in the witness box

Janet Brown, who disappeared in 2005

Janet Brown murder trial: Gran on trial says she was terrified of murder accused

Elizabeth Todd said she was scared of losing the home in Seaton Delaval Donald Graham bought her and that he told her Janet was alive and well abroad

140-year-old Scots pine in Cragside has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Record-breaking Cragside in Northumberland hits the heights with biggest tree in UK

A 140-year-old Scots pine in grounds of the National Trust property has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Aiden Campbell (pictured centre in light grey suit) leaving Newcastle Crown Court

Spurned lover acquitted of harassment and criminal damage - but no verdict on burglary and poisoning

Newcastle Crown Court jury acquits Aidan Campbell on two of four charges, and CPS must now decide whether to pursue a retrial

Bamburgh beach in Northumberland

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Janet Brown, who disappeared in 2005

Janet Brown murder trial: I helped alleged killer forge will out of fear, says co-accused

Elizabeth Todd said alleged murderer Donald Graham told her "They won't find out if you keep your mouth shut"

Janet Brown, who disappeared in 2005

Janet Brown murder trial: "Mrs Cannybody" was besotted with alleged killer

A woman accused of helping Donald Graham was besotted with her married lover after he bought her a house, a car and jewellery, her friend said

Janet Brown, who disappeared in 2005

Janet Brown murder trial: Accused pretended to be executor of will

Donald Graham pretended to be executor of Janet's dad's will, arranged his funeral but didn't inform his family of his death, court hears

Katie-Jane Pridmore hopes to wow the judges at the Chelsea Flower Show

North East florist Katie-Jane Pridmore to compete at Chelsea Flower Show

A talented young florist is hoping to dazzle the Chelsea Flower Show judges with a sparkling ball gown

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