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First day of Tall Ships finishes with a bang

The sky over Blyth lit up in a blaze of explosive colour during a stunning pyrotechnic display to mark the end of the first day of festivities at the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016.

Blyth Tall Ships Regatta - Oh Buoy what a day !

The coastal town of Blyth was a hive of activity and excitement today as thousands of residents and visitors flocked into the town for the first day of the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016.

10 fascinating facts about Blyth

With the prestigious Tall Ships Regatta now underway in Blyth we’ve drawn up a list of 10 fascinating facts about the history of this coastal town - once one of the busiest ports in England.

Scam callers switch tactics

Criminals trying to defraud Northumberland residents by phone have begun concocting new false stories, county trading standards chiefs have warned

Tall Ships Regatta sets sail!

After months of planning the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 is finally underway in Blyth.

Visitors share their excitement on Tall Ships Regatta

Ships ahoy! There's just hours to go until the Tall Ships berth in Blyth - and the excitement is rising.

Successful results for Northumberland schools as millions invested in new schools

Students in Northumberland are celebrating a successful set of GCSE results as the Council is investing millions in new schools and school buildings across the county.

Tall Ships inspire competition winners

Writers Christine and Ciara take first place in our Ship Shape poetry contest.

Assurances over event noise at Druridge Bay Country Park

Police and Northumberland County Council officers have moved to reassure local residents after noise from an event last weekend reached unacceptable levels.

Blyth artists make waves ahead of Tall Ships arrival

A group of artists from Blyth have set sail on a community art project, drawing up on the arrival of the Tall Ships Regatta.

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Pirate Mask Craft

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Guided Walk

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Dogs Unite!

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Rennington Scarecrows 2016

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Hexham Farmers Market

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Kirkley Hall Farmers Market

Sat 27 Aug 2016


Sat 27 Aug 2016

Disaster Glass Craft

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Car Boot Sale

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Pirate Mask Craft

Sat 27 Aug 2016

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Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Cabinet Advisory Group

Thu 01 Sep 2016, 02:00pm, Confirmed

Strategic Planning Committee

Tue 06 Sep 2016, 02:00pm, Confirmed

County Council

Wed 07 Sep 2016, 03:00pm, Proposed

Area Committee - North

Mon 12 Sep 2016, 06:00pm, Confirmed


Tue 13 Sep 2016, 10:00am, Proposed

Chairmen's Group

Tue 13 Sep 2016, 01:00pm, Proposed

Rights of Way

Tue 13 Sep 2016, 02:00pm, Proposed

Area Committee - West

Tue 13 Sep 2016, 06:00pm, Confirmed

Local Services (Rural) Cabinet Advisory Group

Wed 14 Sep 2016, 10:00am, Proposed

Local Services (Urban) Cabinet Advisory Group

Wed 14 Sep 2016, 02:00pm, Proposed

Area Committee - South

Wed 14 Sep 2016, 02:00pm, Proposed

Family and Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Thu 15 Sep 2016, 10:00am, Proposed

Capital Works Programme Working Group

Thu 15 Sep 2016, 02:00pm, Proposed

Area Committee - Central

Thu 15 Sep 2016, 06:00pm, Proposed

Pension Fund Panel

Fri 16 Sep 2016, 09:30am, Proposed

Armed Forces Forum

Mon 19 Sep 2016, 10:30am, Proposed

Economic Growth and Strategic Transport Overview and Scrutiny

Tue 20 Sep 2016, 10:00am, Proposed

Housing and Economic Growth Cabinet Advisory Group

Tue 20 Sep 2016, 10:00am, Proposed

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

Wed 21 Sep 2016, 10:00am, Proposed

Communities and Local Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Wed 21 Sep 2016, 10:30am, Proposed

Area Chairs' Briefing

Wed 21 Sep 2016, 02:30pm, Proposed

Licensing and Regulatory Sub-committee

Thu 22 Sep 2016, 10:00am, Proposed

Care and Well-being Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Tue 27 Sep 2016, 10:00am, Proposed

Planning Committee

Tue 27 Sep 2016, 02:00pm, Proposed

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Refuse Loader

Required at Tynemills, Hexham

Administrative Assistant

Provide general support to senior colleagues and service clients by undertaking a range of clerical and administrative tasks

Bus Escort - Tynedale Centre

To oversee and assist service users being transported to and from their homes

Driver - Tynedale House

Transporting service users to and from the centre using a minibus

Play Worker

Northumberland County Council are looking to recruit a Play Worker to commence as soon as possible.

Social Worker

This is an exciting time to join Northumberland for those wanting to progress their careers and skills in social work practice.

Wedding Receptionist

Northumberland County Council: Wedding Receptionist based at Morpeth Town Hall.

Information Services Graduate Developer

Develop wide ranging level of programs and program modifications from supplied specifications.

Digital Design and Delivery Manager

To provide and initiate leadership, management and advice, on the Council’s digital strategy

Cleaner - The Dales Cowpen Road Blyth

A Cleaner is required from October to cover a maternity leave.

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