Drop-in to have your say on Core Strategy

30 Nov 2016

Drop-in events about the Northumberland Core Strategy are taking place in Ponteland and Morpeth on dates during the next two weeks.

Could empty homes help solve the housing crisis?

29 Nov 2016

Northumberland County Council is supporting National Empty Homes Week (Nov 28 - Dec 2) by joining forces with council's across the North East to reduce the number of empty homes in the region and help tackle the housing shortage.

Ashington road improvements to boost highway safety

29 Nov 2016

A series of road improvements have been carried out in Ashington to improve safety and protect pedestrians.

Rural funding scheme to develop community economy

29 Nov 2016

The government has ended months of uncertainty since the EU referendum by confirming that a key rural EU fund will be supported for at least another two years.

New bus station is just the ticket

29 Nov 2016

The new, state of the art, Hexham Bus Station has opened its ‘stands’.

Ponteland Library move prompts a surge of new members

29 Nov 2016

Positive feedback from residents after library completes leisure centre switch.

Huge parking boost unveiled for Northumberland's market towns

28 Nov 2016

The regeneration of Northumberland's market towns is doing so well that the county council's leader has today announced plans for several multi-storey car parks to manage the growing number of workers, shoppers and visitors.

Funding helps to clear the air at community venue

28 Nov 2016

Venue which was blighted by damp becomes a brighter and more inviting space.

Leader welcomes audit findings on planning application

23 Nov 2016

The leader of Northumberland County Council has welcomed independent audit findings into unfounded allegations about a Morpeth planning application.

Multi-million pound Prudhoe school official opening

23 Nov 2016

The impressive new Prudhoe High School was officially opened on Tuesday 22nd marking the start of an exciting new chapter of education at the school, which was rated ‘good’ in a recent Ofsted inspection.

Road closures in Northumberland

22 Nov 2016

The public are being made aware of some road closures due to adverse weather overnight - including the A189 Spine Road between Moor Farm Roundabout and Ashington.

£110,000 makeover for Bedlington's Dr Pit Park

22 Nov 2016

The award-winning park will benefit from a range of improvements, including new play equipment and landscaping.

Station Road re-opening work nears completion

22 Nov 2016

Work to re-open Ashington’s main shopping street to traffic is entering its final stages.

Dog fines pay for dog rescue charity calendar

22 Nov 2016

A charity calendar featuring dogs that have been rescue by Northumberland County Council's animal welfare team and partner organisations will raise money for four animal charities across the county.

Berwick Border bridge to be lit up red for World AIDS Day

21 Nov 2016

The Royal Border Bridge in Berwick is to be lit up red on December 1 to mark World AIDS Day and remind the county that HIV and AIDS have not gone away.

Council prepared for bad weather

21 Nov 2016

Northumberland County Council is well-prepared to tackle any issues caused by the bad weather forecast over the coming days and winter in general.

Teens jazz up local bus stops

18 Nov 2016

Young people in Seaton Valley are sprucing up their area with a unique art project.

Hexham Christmas Fair will help vulnerable adults

16 Nov 2016

A community scheme that helps adults with learning difficulties acquire new skills is holding its Christmas Fair at the Tynedale Centre in Hexham on Wednesday 23 November.

County's long road to recovery after winter flooding

16 Nov 2016

Almost a year since storms and flooding caused millions of pounds worth of damage to the county, work is still continuing to support communities and repair infrastructure.

School introduces ‘buddy benches’ to help develop friendship

16 Nov 2016

Children at Stakeford Primary School are taking a stance against loneliness and bullying - by sitting down! To mark the start of national Anti-Bullying Week, the school has unveiled three ‘buddy benches’ which are designed to eliminate loneliness and promote friendship in the playground.

Council pledges to keep the county clean

15 Nov 2016

Northumberland County Council has pledged to keep cracking down on the small minority who spoil the county’s streets and landscapes.

Call for young firefighters to join local crews

15 Nov 2016

Northumberland Young Firefighters Association (YFA) is recruiting new cadets across the county.

Funding boost for North East fishing industry

15 Nov 2016

European funding is set to help protect and develop employment in the North East fishing industry.

Have your say on modifications to Northumberland Local Plan

15 Nov 2016

Consultation has begun on final modifications to an important planning document that will see the provision of new schools and leisure, new homes and employment land, and secure key infrastructure investment.

Temporary traffic lights in Morpeth

15 Nov 2016

The County Council is working alongside contractors to minimise disruption due to temporary traffic lights in Morpeth.