Brian Daniel

Brian Daniel

Brian Daniel is our north Northumberland reporter, covering Alnwick and Newbiggin. He has been with us since 2007.

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Jan Simmonds and David Crellin of Allendale Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in Allendale, Northumberland, which is the first place in the region to have a plan approved

Allendale becomes first North East community to have local plan given seal of approval

The village of Allendale was part of a pioneering national project that asks local people to have their say on future development

Holy Island Roger Andrews with the ladies boot he found at the bottom of his fireplace during renovations

Holy Island shoe discovery's possible link to witches and demons

An old shoe found on Holy Island could have been used to keep witches and demons at bay

View from the north east showing first floor café with panoramic views

Northumberland County Council's £2m for Sill Centre could be better spent, locals say

Northumberland County Council's £2m for the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre could be better spent, people in the area say

MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP Guy Opperman: Green belt homes plan is 'against wishes of locals'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has accused developer Lugano of a "speculative" attempt to build homes on green belt at Ponteland

Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland

Duchess of Northumberland praises Kew after copying claims over treehouse at Alnwick

The Duchess of Northumberland has praised a popular tourist attraction after claiming it had copied her Alnwick Garden

The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland attend the service for the new War Memorial at Shilbottle, to mark the First World War and the Second

Duke of Northumberland's estates given go-ahead for Shilbottle development

The Duke of Northumberland's business venture has been given the go-ahead for a major development at Shilbottle

Parish Councillor Phil Ashmore outside Ideal Caravans in Clifton, near Morpeth

Fears over Morpeth planning vacuum resurface

Claims of a planning vacuum at Morpeth have again been made with another 35 homes set to be approved

Protesters from Darras Hall at Birney Hill Farm, where a large housing development in proposed

Battle lines drawn ahead of Ponteland green belt homes inquiry

Battle lines have been drawn ahead of an inquiry into plans for hundreds of homes on green belt at Ponteland

Steve Hurst who has started his own bus company called spirit buses

Rothbury bus driver Steve Hurst launches transport company to help Northumberland residents

Bus driver Steve Hurst has launched his own transport company in a bid to address lack of public services at Rothbury

Outbuildings next to North Farm in Rennington, Northumberland

Estates' housing bid at Rennington near Alnwick all set for green light

Northumberland Estates' plans for 15 new properties at Rennington near Alnwick look set to be approved

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