Holocaust memorial event to take place at County Hall

19 Jan 2016

Northumberland County Council will be holding an event as part of a national day to remember those who died through persecution during the Holocaust and by the hand of genocide since.

Library Services’ Winter Quiz winners

19 Jan 2016

​The winners of a festive Northumberland Libraries competition have been announced.

Schools annual report highlights improvement ambitions

19 Jan 2016

The latest annual report on education and skills in Northumberland has just been published.

Council gains top-25 ranking for workplace equality

19 Jan 2016

Northumberland County Council has been recognised again as one of the top-100 employers in Britain for addressing workplace equality.

New blog for Bedlington design competition

18 Jan 2016

Residents keen to hear the latest on plans for Bedlington can now keep up to date with a new blog.

Superfast broadband leads digital invasion of Hadrian's Wall

18 Jan 2016

Superfast broadband has arrived at one of most remote sections of Hadrian’s Wall.

Final options for Station Road Ashington

18 Jan 2016

A chance for residents and businesses to see the options for future improvements to the street.

Taskforce will work to support Jus-Rol workforce

18 Jan 2016

A multi-agency taskforce is stepping in to help the workforce of a Berwick food factory after it was announced it would close.

Residents invited to give views on fire service changes

15 Jan 2016

Residents are invited to find out more about proposed changes to the fire and rescue service at consultation events in Cramlington and Haydon Bridge.

Council considers its part in refugee crisis

15 Jan 2016

A new group has been established to look at options for housing asylum seekers and refugees in the county.

Drinking any alcohol raises risk of cancer, warn UK Chief Medical Officers

15 Jan 2016

UK Chief Medical Officers have published new guidelines for alcohol consumption and warn that drinking any level of alcohol raises the risk of a range of cancers.

Council committed to road improvements

15 Jan 2016

New figures show almost all the potholes reported to Northumberland County Council over the past two years have been repaired.

Calls to accelerate work on A69 dualling

15 Jan 2016

The council leader is calling for acceleration of work to dual the A69 trunk road.

Roadworks are essential to long-term improvements

14 Jan 2016

A series of essential pieces of work in Hexham will mean disruption on roads in the coming year.

Hirst Park revival wins National Lottery support

14 Jan 2016

A hundred-year old park where international football legends used to train is on the way to being top of the league again.

Lifesaving rescue service strengthened through partnership training

13 Jan 2016

Northumberland’s Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has taken part in training exercises ahead of new search and rescue arrangements (SAR) introduced this year.

Referendum date set for Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan

13 Jan 2016

A date has now been set for a local referendum on the Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan.

Tenants invited to enter into the spirit

12 Jan 2016

There’s still time for Northumberland County Council tenants to enter into the annual Spirit of the Community awards.

Plan to tackle county’s homelessness approved by council

12 Jan 2016

A five year plan has been given the go ahead today which will aim to further reduce the number of homeless people living in Northumberland.

Council approve Alnwick schools changes

12 Jan 2016

Northumberland County Council today agreed a range of measures to support changes to schools in Alnwick.

New parking spaces on track for Alnmouth Station

12 Jan 2016

Work has started this week on a much needed extension to car parking provision at Alnmouth Railway Station.

Planning permission for new Lidl stores in Blyth and Bedlington

11 Jan 2016

Up to 50 new jobs are set to come to Northumberland as a major retailer has gained planning permission for two new stores in the county.

Council working round the clock on flooding response

06 Jan 2016

Council staff and firefighters have been working round the clock over recent days in response to the latest flooding in the county.

Northumberland's Local Heroes honoured

05 Jan 2016

Eight Northumberland residents have been honoured as local heroes for the contribution they make to their community.

Council installs CCTV to curb antisocial behaviour

05 Jan 2016

Northumberland County Council is clamping down on antisocial behaviour in Benridge Park in Blyth with the installation of a CCTV camera.