Crowds line streets to watch local regiment receive special honour

14 Nov 2016

Crowds of well-wishers lined the streets of Hexham on Saturday to see their local army regiment parade through the town to be granted the Freedom of Northumberland.

Roads to close for special parade as regiment granted Freedom of Northumberland

11 Nov 2016

A local Army regiment will be awarded the Freedom of Northumberland on Saturday 12 November and roads in the centre of Hexham will be temporarily closed to allow the safe passage of the parade.

Work begins to turn Hexham House into wedding venue

11 Nov 2016

A major scheme to redevelop and breathe new life into of one of Hexham’s iconic buildings is to start next week (November 14).

Clean bill of health for Northumberland beaches

11 Nov 2016

A glowing report for some of the county's favourite swimming spots.

Remembrance Service

11 Nov 2016

Members of the public, staff, councillors and ex servicemen came together for a Remembrance Service at County Hall in Morpeth.

Go online for natural disaster safety

10 Nov 2016

Residents can now get online to learn all about how to protect themselves in the event of a natural disaster.

Update from Highways England on A1 road improvements

10 Nov 2016

Highways England proposes to improve the A1 in Northumberland by providing additional road capacity and enabling greater access to and from Northumberland

Morpeth flood scheme scoops national award

09 Nov 2016

A major engineering project which protects thousands of Morpeth residents from flooding has scooped a prestigious national award.

Beware hiring cowboy rubbish collectors, or you could risk a fine

09 Nov 2016

Don’t trust a ‘white van man’ offering to get rid of your rubbish on the cheap. That’s the message from Northumberland County Council’s Public Health Protection Unit after a string of fly-tipping incidents from unscrupulous waste collectors.

Bonfire night call outs at all time low

07 Nov 2016

Figures from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service show that callouts on Bonfire night were at an all time low this year.

New body cameras for council staff

07 Nov 2016

Enforcement officers in Northumberland have started wearing chest mounted cameras in an attempt to keep them safe while out and about in the county.

Landowners prepared for wildfire risk

04 Nov 2016

Farmers and landowners in Northumberland are better prepared to deal with the risk of wildfire incidents after an information session hosted by Northumberland Fire Group.

Reading challenge volunteers honoured after giving 500 hours of their time this summer

03 Nov 2016

They supported almost 2,500 children to take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge

Hundreds flock to see County Hall plans

03 Nov 2016

Hundreds of people visited County Hall to look at proposals for the future of the site.

Record number of young voters

03 Nov 2016

Record numbers of Northumberland pupils have voted to decide what is debated during the Youth Parliament Commons Debate.

Plan changes agreed for consultation

02 Nov 2016

Consultation will begin next week 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.

Ponteland Library poised for leisure centre switch

02 Nov 2016

Users will benefit from longer opening times, easier access to other services, and self-service at peak times.

1000 Affordable homes target reached

02 Nov 2016

Northumberland County Council is set to accelerate the delivery of a new era of affordable housing through Arch Homes, reaching its milestone to create 1000 affordable properties across the county.

Council adopts new safety standards to reduce road risk

02 Nov 2016

Northumberland County Council has adopted two new national safety standards which aim to reduce the risk of collisions between HGVs and vulnerable road users such as cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists.

Council gives backing to Morpeth Station redevelopment plans

01 Nov 2016

Northumberland County Council has pledged support and financial backing for an ambitious scheme to give Morpeth Railway Station a major face-lift.

Big reunion for past Astley youngsters

01 Nov 2016

Past Astley youth club members are invited to a special reunion hosted by Northumberland's Youth Service on Monday 7 November between 7pm - 9pm.

Learning and skills team to share their expertise on open day

01 Nov 2016

Local people are invited to explore opportunities and chat to an expert over tea and biscuits.

Driving improvements in Stobhill

31 Oct 2016

Road resurfacing works are taking place in the Stobhill area of Morpeth as part of the Council's multi-million pound highway maintenance programme for 2016/17.

Lessons Learned - Northumberland’s 30 hours childcare pilot

31 Oct 2016

Members of Northumberland County Council’s Early Years Team will speak at a national conference next week run by Nursery World.

Vote for Mickley Play Area when you visit your local North-EastTesco store

30 Oct 2016

If you shop in Tesco stores in the North East between 31st October and 13 November, your vote could help to get more funding for new play equipment for children in the Northumberland village of Mickley.