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.

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.