Highthorn public meeting fully booked

19 Feb 2016

All spaces have been taken for a public meeting about a proposed surface mine near Widdrington.

New Moor House crossroads work to improve safety

18 Feb 2016

Work is to get underway to improve road safety on the crossroads between Alnwick and Rothbury.

Fly-tipper fined as environmental crackdown continues

18 Feb 2016

Northumberland County Council is continuing its clampdown on the damaging and costly effects of fly-tipping and littering.

County Court to close under government plans

17 Feb 2016

Morpeth County Court is to close later this year following confirmation from central Government.

Concern over housing company’s new charges to tenants

17 Feb 2016

Northumberland County Council has expressed its concern about Isos Housing’s intention to raise new charges for its tenants in the former Tynedale and Castle Morpeth district areas.

New era for Ponteland Children's Centre

17 Feb 2016

Future Children’s Centre services have been secured for families in the Ponteland area after a nursery successfully bid to be based in the town.

Major Hexham plans set for green light

16 Feb 2016

Major plans for the redevelopment of one of Hexham’s iconic buildings are set for the green light.

Drop off point for last minute Hexham business votes

16 Feb 2016

There are just two days left for businesses in Hexham to vote for a new £1.2million Business Improvement District (BID) in the town.

Council listens to views and will consult on changes to plan

16 Feb 2016

Following extensive consultation on a key planning document for Northumberland, the county council has listened to views and is making changes as a result.

Help remains available for flood victims

15 Feb 2016

Businesses affected by recent floods in Northumberland are being reminded of the funding streams available.

Leisure boost for Bedlington as park work starts

15 Feb 2016

Work has started to improve a park as part of a £2m leisure investment scheme for Bedlington.

Don't miss out on a free central heating system

15 Feb 2016

Northumberland County Council is urging residents living in rural areas of Northumberland to see if they are eligible for a free central heating system, subject to eligibility and survey.

Planning performance improves as focus moves to enforcement

15 Feb 2016

A major review of planning enforcement is set to get underway as the council looks to prevent unauthorised development and take a firm stance against those who breach conditions.

Walking football gains momentum

12 Feb 2016

Walking Football is proving popular with Northumberland residents as players across the county start to take up this new version of the beautiful game.

Treble glory for Northumberland at national Countryfile awards

11 Feb 2016

Three of Northumberland’s most popular tourist spots have scooped top honours at this year’s BBC Countryfile Magazine awards.

John Lovett appointed as Deputy Lieutenant

11 Feb 2016

The role will see him support and assist the Duchess of Northumberland in her position as Lord-Lieutenant – the Queen’s official representative for the county. ​

Fakeaway pizza wasn't The Italian Job

11 Feb 2016

Magistrates have fined a Northumberland takeaway for misleading its customers.

Work continues to improve Berwick

10 Feb 2016

Work is progressing on ambitious plans to regenerate and improve buildings in Berwick town centre.

Residents invited to 'talk Morpeth'

10 Feb 2016

Morpeth residents are being invited to a special event to help shape the future of the town.

Landlords targeted in Blyth improvement operation

09 Feb 2016

Landlords in Blyth who let rubbish pile up outside their properties have been targeted in the latest phase of a multi-agency operation.

Last chance to vote YES to £1.2million BID investment

09 Feb 2016

The postal ballot to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) for Hexham closes at 5pm next Thursday (18 February).

Residents will pay more but receive less due to government funding cuts

09 Feb 2016

The Leader of Northumberland County Council has expressed deep concerns over the way the Government’s funding settlement is hitting rural councils.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service helping to develop natural disaster e-learning resource

08 Feb 2016

Officers from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service will attend a meeting in Lithuania as part of a European project to develop education and training on natural disasters.

New funding to lead the way to rural growth

08 Feb 2016

A new grant fund is set to support rural businesses, farms wishing to diversify and new tourism initiatives in the South Tynedale area of Northumberland.

Work starts on new bus station for Hexham

08 Feb 2016

Work is underway on development of a new £2million bus station for Hexham.