Council formally backs plans for north east devolution

10 May 2016

Northumberland County Council has agreed to move to the next stage of devolution for the north east – after receiving government assurances on support for rural areas and the need to help grow the county’s economy.

New developments at Prudhoe Waterworld

10 May 2016

Work on state-of-the-art gym and fitness suite is underway

New civic head for Northumberland

09 May 2016

Councillor Alan Sambrook has been elected as the new civic head of Northumberland County Council, succeeding Kath Nisbet who is standing down after her year in office.

Agencies learn from Domestic Homicide Review

09 May 2016

The Safer Northumberland Partnership has published the findings of a domestic homicide review (DHR) into the death of woman killed by a female relative.

New Chief Fire Officer for Northumberland

06 May 2016

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has appointed a new Chief Fire Officer.

Northumberland votes announced for Police and Crime Commissioner for the Northumbria Police area

06 May 2016

The Northumberland votes have been counted for the election of a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Northumbria Police area.

One step closer to launch of natural disaster e-learning resource

06 May 2016

Emergency services from across Europe are getting closer to the launch of a unique e-learning resource.

Work to get underway to boost town’s trade

04 May 2016

Work gets underway next week on a major scheme to re-open Ashington’s main shopping street to traffic.

Huge crane swings into action on bypass

03 May 2016

One of the biggest pieces of machinery involved in the building of the new Morpeth Northern Bypass has swung into action.

Building work starts on Blyth affordable bungalows

29 Apr 2016

Work has started on a £2.8million Northumberland County Council funded scheme to build new affordable homes in Blyth.

New BMX track for school obsessed with cycling

28 Apr 2016

The track has been unveiled at Morpeth Road Primary, in Blyth, where pupils are cycle-mad

Bin collections one day late – early May bank holiday

28 Apr 2016

All bin collections across Northumberland will be one day late during the week beginning 2nd May.

Ashington Leisure Centre wins RIBA Award

28 Apr 2016

The new Ashington Leisure Centre has won a prestigious RIBA North East Award at last week’s 2016 Awards ceremony.

Roads to close temporarily for Saturday's freedom parade

27 Apr 2016

Roads will be closed temporarily in Blyth this Saturday, 30 April, as troops march into town to receive the Freedom of Northumberland.

Everybody Active comes to Northumberland

27 Apr 2016

A month of walking activities at locations across the county

Top Crime Writer to Visit Ashington

26 Apr 2016

Novelist Helen Cadbury will meet with readers in new library setting

Regiment granted Freedom of Northumberland in Blyth

25 Apr 2016

The 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery will march through the streets of Blyth on 30th April to receive the Freedom of Northumberland.

Businesses urged to hang up on cold-call scams

25 Apr 2016

Northumberland County Council is urging small businesses to hang up on cold callers selling advertising in publications that claim to support the emergency services.

Council’s Youth Service celebrate student success

25 Apr 2016

Twenty young people have been celebrated at a ceremony for taking part in a Northumberland initiative to develop their skills for the future.

Streetlighting scheme enters its second year

25 Apr 2016

An ambitious three-year scheme to replace over 40,000 streetlights in the county with modern, energy-efficient LED lamps has entered its second year.

Community grant boost for local Judo group

21 Apr 2016

A Northumberland Judo club is practicing on new sports mats thanks to cash from Northumberland County Council.

Residents join Queen in marking 90th birthday celebrations

21 Apr 2016

Elderly residents in Rothbury today held their own special celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Epic charity walk departs from Kielder

20 Apr 2016

Walkers set off on fundraising trek from locations across the North East.

Library staff left humbled by £30,000 donation

20 Apr 2016

Local woman Joyce Wakenshaw left instructions for Blyth Library to have the money.

Applications open for rural working parents in Northumberland to receive childcare boost

19 Apr 2016

Northumberland County Council are inviting working parents of 3 and 4 year-olds to apply for a pilot initiative providing 30 hours of free childcare from September 2016.