Bridge closure traffic plan confirmed

25 May 2016

Work on the Hexham Railway Bridge is due to start on Monday 6 June which will result in closure of the railway bridge to vehicles for six weeks.

Leader stresses benefits of co-location

25 May 2016

The leader of Northumberland County Council has reiterated the benefits of council services being co-located – as work continues to regenerate Hexham town centre.

County Councillor donates money to local charity for Motor Neuron Disease

24 May 2016

The former Civic Head of Northumberland County Council, Councillor Kath Nisbet has raised £5,155 for motor neuron disease during her term in office.

Fire officers attend final meeting of natural disasters project

24 May 2016

Officers from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service have attended a final meeting in Denmark prior to the launch of a new e-learning resource which will be used across Europe.

Celebrating foster care success

23 May 2016

In celebration of the national Foster Care Fortnight Northumberland County Council is highlighting the positive impact that foster carers and their families can have on the life of a young person.

Northumberland is a county in good health, says report

23 May 2016

Report highlights achievements, challenges, and a new approach for continued health improvements in the county.

Council hails historic Morpeth Town Wembley win

23 May 2016

Northumberland County Council has hailed Morpeth Town’s stunning victory at Wembley this weekend.

Hexham Bandstand back to its former glory

20 May 2016

Hexham’s iconic bandstand is back in place after being restored to its former glory.

Council scoops top engineering award for landslip project

19 May 2016

Northumberland County Council has been honoured for a number of major engineering projects at a glittering awards ceremony.

Seeking out broadband solutions for all

19 May 2016

The iNorthumberland project is demonstrating its commitment to leaving no community behind when delivering superfast broadband, as it launches a new consultation with the hardest to reach rural communities.

One step at a time - coastal walk celebrates recovery from addiction

18 May 2016

The 10-mile challenge will offer support, raise awareness, and inspire others.

Council launches second year of LOVE Northumberland, HATE Litter campaign

18 May 2016

Northumberland County Council has launched the second year of its successful county wide clean-up campaign ‘Love Northumberland, Hate Litter’.

Final modifications to Northumberland’s key planning document

18 May 2016

Northumberland County Council is set to consult on some major modifications to a key planning document – the final stage before it is submitted for review by a Government inspector.

Council welcomes increased rail services announcements

17 May 2016

Northumberland County Council has welcomed news of increased rail services between London and Edinburgh.

Proposals for Ponteland would see £55 million investment in schools

17 May 2016

Northumberland County Council has listened carefully to all views on the structure of Ponteland Schools, and particularly those of each governing body, in making recommendations.

Register if you want to build your own home

17 May 2016

People who would like to build their own home in Northumberland, or own a plot of land suitable for a self-build project, are being urged to sign up to a new online register which could help them to secure a plot of land.

Work to improve Blyth roundabout set to get underway

17 May 2016

Work to improve safety on a new roundabout in Blyth is to get underway in the coming weeks.

Warning over fake Government Grant sheme

17 May 2016

Northumberland County Council is urging residents to be on their guard following complaints about scam phone calls offering large sums of cash.

Love your Northumberland market campaign launches in Blyth

16 May 2016

Northumberland has launched its involvement in this year’s high profile national ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign at a new initiative in Blyth – the Blyth Artisan Market.

Major investment in Hadrian’s Wall will boost tourism and improve visitor experience

16 May 2016

Following a £400,000 investment from the government, the Hadrian’s Wall Connect Project is set to boost tourism numbers in 2016 through a range of improvements to make it easier for visitors to access the unique World Heritage Site.

New partnership to warn of dangers of alcohol

13 May 2016

A new partnership is being set up in Alnwick to help tackle under-age drinking and warn young people about the dangers of alcohol.

Council uses new powers to tackle fly tipper

11 May 2016

Northumberland County Council has become one of the first councils in the country to use brand new legislation to tackle fly-tippers on the spot.

Council wins £25,000 to develop digital health platform

10 May 2016

Cloud-based solution promises to transform health services across the county.

Council offers help for vulnerable Syrian families

10 May 2016

Northumberland County Council has agreed to make an offer to the government to help resettle vulnerable families from Syria.

Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan is ‘made’

10 May 2016

Following an overwhelming ‘yes’ vote at a local referendum in February, the Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan has now been ‘made’ by the county council, bringing it into legal force.