King Of The North East Castles

There's something really special about Langley Castle near Hexham. It's five minutes off the easy 25 minute drive from Newcastle...and it's perfectly situated for exploring the magnificent scenery of Northumberland. But there's a problem.

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Property of The Month West House, Whalton, Morpeth, Northumberland

West House provides some of the finest country living within this prime region of mid Northumberland. This truly fabulous, Georgian country residence, offering unique accommodation maintained to an extremely high standard, comes to the market for the first time in over 35 years and enjoys traditional architecture and considerable character supported by modern, luxurious fittings. Situated to the western boundary…

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For most people, leaving a steady career to live the precarious life of an artist would probably represent a significant risk. However, thanks to his meticulous nature and entrepreneurial spirit, that was never quite the case for Whitley Bay’s Darren Mundy. A talented artist since childhood, his skills would eventually lead him into a successful career in graphic design, but there was always a budding businessman in the background. Darren elaborates: ‘I was always drawing as a kid, but I have also been selling my work for as long as I can remember. I recall drawing cartoon characters like Batfink and selling them to classmates for 50p!’ Superheroes with ‘wings like a shield of steel’ aside (I was also a Batfink fan), Darren’s commercial appeal would develop alongside his talent, especially when he turned his hand to producing tributes to his musical heroes: ‘I actually bought my first car with…

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