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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Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Northumberland County Council urged to rethink 1.99 percent Council Tax hike

Northumberland County Council bosses have been urged to rethink a planned 1.99 percent rise in council tax

Potholes in Northumberland following heavy snow

Northumberland potholes tally currently stands at 6,600

Northumberland's potholes tally stands at 6,600, months after council bosses said they had tackled its backlog

Alnwick councillor Gordon Castle

Alnwick councillor Gordon Castle set to end 50 years of biking

Four months after a serious road accident, Alnwick councillor Gordon Castle is on the mend but unsure whether he will be able to ride again

Eric Pickles urged to intervene in 'crisis' hit Berwick Town Council

Eric Pickles has been urged to intervene in the 'crisis' which is said to have embroiled Berwick Town Council over the 'Portas Pilot'

A wind turbine

Wind farm bosses given more time to tackle radar issue in Northumberland

Bosses of a planned wind farm at Widdrington have been given more time to tackle the impact of their turbines on Newcastle Airport

Parents and students protest outside County Hall Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council claims no 'detrimental impact' from transport charges

But Northumberland County Council admits there has been a fall in student numbers after bringing in transport charges

Residents Alison Byard and Phil Ashmore who are opposed to plans to build 400 houses on land near their homes in Hepscott, Northumberland

Northumberland County Council's 'woeful' delay blamed for approval of 400 homes

Northumberland County Council's "woefully inexplicable" delay in producing planning guidance has been blamed for 400 homes being allowed at Morpeth

Professor Simon Hogg and research postgraduate Dr Alison Auld with a model of turbine blades developed at Durham University

New homes to be built on the site of a former care facility in Haltwhistle

The former Greenholme care facility at Haltwhistle, which had become a target for vandals, is to be demolished to make way for homes

Hexham signs

Glowing 'totem sign' in Hexham rejected as 'ugly, outlandish, intrusive, and garish'

A planning bid for the sign within Hexham Conservation Area, near the railway station, has been refused amid opposition

Students from Excelsior Academy prepare for their Himalayan trek

Public invited to share views on future of Hadrian's Wall

Members of the public are urged to share their views on plans for the future of Hadrian's Wall

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