Voting reminder ahead of May elections

30 Mar 2016

Anyone not yet registered to vote in May's elections is being reminded to get on their local electoral register before they close on Monday 18 April.

Dementia awareness event - Haltwhistle Library

29 Mar 2016

Caring for people with memory loss will be the subject of a practical talk at Haltwhistle Library, on Monday 4 April.

Community spirit celebrated at awards night for council tenants

24 Mar 2016

Some of the finest examples of community spirit were recognised at a special award ceremony which was held in Northumberland last night.

Leadership Board devolution update

24 Mar 2016

The Leadership Board of the North East Combined Authority has today agreed a number of recommendations.

Rothbury landslip road reopens following £10m repairs

24 Mar 2016

After nearly three-and-a-half years and £10million spent on repairs, a Northumberland road blocked by a major landslip has reopened to traffic today .

New simulation training to help tackle wildfires

23 Mar 2016

Partners from across Europe are developing a training package that will improve fire fighters response to wildfires.

Views sought on proposed neighbourhood plan area for West Bedlington

23 Mar 2016

Plans are underway to develop a neighbourhood plan for West Bedlington Parish.

Telling the story of Turner’s trees

23 Mar 2016

A new interpretative board has been unveiled at Carlisle Park in Morpeth which talks about the trees on a stunning woodland bank, and their relationship to a garden that was inspired by William Turner – the father of English Botany.

Beach safety this summer

23 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council is encouraging people to take care when enjoying the county’s coast this summer.

Council housing director to retire

23 Mar 2016

Kevin Lowry, the director of housing and local services at Northumberland County Council and a familiar face to many around the county is retiring from local government at the end of the month.

Check your Easter bin changes – complete a survey with a £50 prize

22 Mar 2016

All bin collections across Northumberland will be one day late during the week beginning Easter Monday – 28th March 2016 - and completing a waste survey online could win you £50.

£1m pothole repair programme gets underway

22 Mar 2016

A massive £1m repair programme is getting underway to repair the county’s roads damaged by the winter weather.

Crackdown continues to keep the county green

22 Mar 2016

As the days get longer and the weather warms up, Northumberland County Council has reiterated its commitment to keeping the county green and clean.

Council agrees changes to fire and rescue service

21 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council today (Monday 21 March) agreed to implement proposed changes to the fire and rescue service following a 12 week consultation.

Council vote for devolution – but calls for Government assurances

21 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council has voted in favour of devolution proposals – but has called on government to provide a number of assurances to support rural areas and help grow the county’s economy.

Survey looks at setting up Men’s Sheds for Northumberland

18 Mar 2016

A survey is being launched to help improve the range of activities on offer for men in Northumberland.

Duke views building of Alnwick's new high school

18 Mar 2016

The Duke of Northumberland has visited the site of the new Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick, to see progress on the multi million pound development.

Health and Social Care Commission – call for evidence

18 Mar 2016

People across the North East are being invited to help determine how health and wellbeing can be improved across the region.

County’s conquest safeguards popular tourist bus for next four years

17 Mar 2016

A busy Northumberland bus route has secured funding which should bring legions of tourists to Hadrian’s Wall over the next four years.

County welcomes flood funding commitment

17 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council has welcomed the government’s announcement of more than £14 million to tackle the damage caused by winter storms.

Northumberland school meal service shortlisted for award

16 Mar 2016

Staff serving up thousands of school meals to children in Northumberland have been shortlisted in the north east catering awards, North East LACA Awards Excellence 2016.

Register for your free My Northumberland Account and you could win an iPad

16 Mar 2016

Northumberland residents urged to ‘save time, do it online’ following launch of a new customer platform

Council acted properly in County Hall move

16 Mar 2016

The leader of Northumberland County Council has welcomed an independent audit of plans to relocate the council’s Headquarters.

Nine local schools’ idea for Ponteland to go to consultation

16 Mar 2016

The proposal of nine schools in the Ponteland Partnership to consult on extending their age ranges to form a primary and secondary model of education will go forward for wide public consultation.

Thousands of pupils respond to Northumberland health survey

16 Mar 2016

Thousands of young people have shared their views on issues such as alcohol, depression and bullying as part of a major survey by Northumberland County Council.