98% of Northumberland children get first choice school

03 Mar 2016

Almost all children going to a secondary school in Northumberland this September gained a place at the school of their choice.

Morpeth neighbourhood plan given go-ahead by residents

03 Mar 2016

Morpeth neighbourhood plan has become the second in Northumberland to have been given the go-ahead by its residents.

Fire officers from across Europe develop e-learning resource

03 Mar 2016

Fire officers from across Europe have gathered in Lithuania to develop the next stage of an e-learning package that will educate users about natural disasters.

Questions asked about mobile masts for Northumberland

02 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council is demanding an explanation as to why a much-vaunted scheme to boost mobile phone coverage in the county has fallen spectacularly short.

New system marks the start of market towns roll-out

02 Mar 2016

A new electronic system is being rolled out by the council which represents the latest stage of improving services in the county’s market towns.

Children’s Coding Project Seeks Volunteers

02 Mar 2016

Volunteers are needed to help set up a series of computer programming clubs for children in Northumberland.

Public Health England boss praises county’s services

02 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council’s approach to public health has been described as ‘exceptional’ by the chief executive of Public Health England.

Royal Institution shortlists new Leisure Centre

02 Mar 2016

The new Ashington Leisure Centre has been shortlisted in the Tourism and Leisure category of the RICS North East 2016 Awards.

Have your say on health and care services in Northumberland

02 Mar 2016

People living across Northumberland are being urged to share their experiences and have their say on the future of health and care services by completing an online survey.

Hexham furniture sale supports adults with learning difficulties

01 Mar 2016

A community scheme that helps adults with learning difficulties acquire new skills is holding a weekend furniture sale, the proceeds from which will be reinvested back into this important service.

Government’s ‘Right to Buy’ scheme could put affordable housing in jeopardy

01 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council’s Cabinet has raised concerns about the pressures the Government’s proposed extension to the Right to Buy policy will place on social housing in the county and believe it could put their plans for the future provision of affordable housing in jeopardy.

Invite to International Women’s Day service

29 Feb 2016

Members of the public are invited to join Northumberland County Council’s celebration of International Women’s Day, organised with Emily Inspires!

Council reassures residents over future of Swan Centre

29 Feb 2016

Northumberland County Council has re-affirmed its commitment to the future of the Swan Leisure Centre in Berwick.

Council action prompts rethink on service charge

29 Feb 2016

Pressure from Northumberland County Council has resulted in a rethink by Isos Housing on new charges for tenants.

Robson Green’s back with Further Tales from Northumberland

29 Feb 2016

Robson Green returns for a third instalment of his popular ‘Tales from Northumberland’ series, as he continues to explore his beautiful home county.

Fantastic turnout for Morpeth event

26 Feb 2016

The council has welcomed the enthusiasm of Morpeth residents after a ‘fantastic turnout’ by the local community to the recent drop-in event about the future of the town.

Public invited to see Hadston community leisure plans

26 Feb 2016

Residents are being invited to see the latest plans for the redevelopment of the Druridge Bay Community Centre in Hadston.

Views sought on parish council changes

24 Feb 2016

The electoral arrangements of Ord Parish Council are currently being examined with a view to increasing the number of councillors from seven to nine.

Libraries highlight LGBT History Month

24 Feb 2016

Two libraries in Northumberland are taking part in an initiative to raise awareness of matters affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

Council approves budget to promote growth and protect services

24 Feb 2016

Northumberland County Council today (February 24) approved a budget aimed at protecting frontline services and promoting growth – despite facing cuts of £58m over the next four years.

Concern after school meals fund scrapped by government

23 Feb 2016

Northumberland County Council has expressed concern over the withdrawal of a Government fund which helps provide free school meals to the county’s smallest schools.

A robust plan, within Government deadlines

23 Feb 2016

Councillors have heard today that the core strategy for Northumberland will be submitted within Government timescales.

New scheme to promote the county’s food and drink

22 Feb 2016

A new scheme to celebrate and promote food and drink produced entirely in Northumberland is officially launched this week.

Views sought on proposed neighbourhood plan area

19 Feb 2016

Plans are underway to develop a neighbourhood plan for Ellington and Linton Parish.

Hexham votes yes for £1.2m business investment

19 Feb 2016

Businesses in Hexham have backed an initiative that will see more than £1.2 million invested in the town over the next five years.