Council officer receives OBE

31 Dec 2015

Daljit Lally, Northumberland County Council’s deputy chief executive has been honoured in the New Year’s Honour’s List.

Bus service remains unchanged for Stobhill residents

31 Dec 2015

The number 43 bus service which runs through Stobhill in Morpeth will continue to pick up passengers from the cul-de-sac off Shields Road, after discussions were held to consider removing this part of the route to improve punctuality.

Cycle the world from Ashington

29 Dec 2015

Cyclists at the new Ashington Leisure Centre will have the world at their handlebars thanks to a state-of-the-art facility.

Accolade for nature reserve restoration

24 Dec 2015

Branton Quarry, a former Northumberland sand and gravel quarry turned nature reserve, has been highly commended in a national award to recognise restoration and biodiversity.

£5million investment helps warm the North East

24 Dec 2015

Almost 4,000 homes have already benefitted from a new boiler and/or insulation as part of the Warm Up North scheme.

Fostering - a new year's resolution?

23 Dec 2015

As the New Year approaches and people look to make changes in their lives, we are seeking more than 35 new foster carers to help local children and young people.

Never too late to get online

23 Dec 2015

Sixth form students from King Edward VI School, Morpeth, are helping older people to get online for the first time.

Warning over toxic counterfeit toys

22 Dec 2015

Parents are being warned about dangerous counterfeit toys this Christmas after tests revealed some products contained harmful levels of chemicals.

Ashington library moves to new centre

22 Dec 2015

Ashington library has begun its move to an exciting space in the town’s new Leisure Centre.

Park in the running for prestigious award

22 Dec 2015

An online poll is now open to vote for Northumberland National Park to become the UK’s National Park of the Year.

Last chance to vote for Northumberland National Park

22 Dec 2015

An online poll is about to close to vote for Northumberland National Park to become the UK’s National Park of the Year.

Pupils spread festive cheer at Fire Service HQ

21 Dec 2015

Fire fighters at West Hartford fire station were treated to a chorus of Christmas carols when they were joined by Bede Academy choir singers.

Button batteries pose fatal risk

18 Dec 2015

Parents are being asked to be cautious over the Christmas period when using button batteries in children’s toys and other household items.

New adult learning programme to launch in Rothbury

18 Dec 2015

A new timetable will be delivered from the beginning of the New Year.

Council faces 80 percent cuts in government funding

18 Dec 2015

The leader of Northumberland County Council has condemned the latest financial settlement from central government.

Financial support for those affected by flooding

18 Dec 2015

Details of the support available for residents and businesses in Northumberland that have been affected by flooding have been announced.

Domestic violence victims urged not to suffer in silence this Christmas

17 Dec 2015

Professionals working to keep people safe in Northumberland are encouraging people who suffer abuse, their family and friends, not to suffer in silence and to seek advice and support.

Morpeth library on the move

17 Dec 2015

Details have been announced for the temporary relocation of Morpeth library to a new site in the town centre.

Beware of cold call phone scams

17 Dec 2015

The council is urging residents to be on their guard following scam calls reported across the county.

Bin collections and Christmas waste

16 Dec 2015

Find out about bin collections and how to get rid of your Christmas waste.

Northumberland school champions bedtime reading

15 Dec 2015

Seaton Delaval First School has been praised for its efforts in promoting the importance of bedtime reading to parents and children.

New headquarters call-in rejected

15 Dec 2015

Plans for a new County HQ that will save £16million over 25 years will go forward to full council in February, as part of budget discussions, after a call-in was rejected.

Community Week of Action on Eastfield Lea

15 Dec 2015

Eastfield Estate in Cramlington became the centre of attention last week as Northumbria Police and Northumberland County Council joined forces in a community Week Of Action on the estate.

Youth team receives gold award for taking over council

15 Dec 2015

Northumberland County Council’s youth service team has received a gold commendation for its work which saw young people ‘takeover’ council services for a week.

Warning over unsafe hoverboards

14 Dec 2015

Christmas shoppers are being warned of a number of safety concerns with popular self-balancing scooters, or 'hoverboards', which can pose a serious fire risk.