Local schools want to explore new model for Ponteland

07 Mar 2016

The latest proposals for education in Ponteland are to be discussed, after schools in the partnership asked the council to consult on a primary and secondary model.

Grab your free Residents' Festival vouchers today

04 Mar 2016

Top attractions in Northumberland are offering free or discounted entry to people living in the county next weekend (12-13 March).

Retirement of Northumberland’s chief fire officer

04 Mar 2016

Northumberland’s chief fire officer is retiring from his role after 31 years in the service.

98% of Northumberland children get first choice school

03 Mar 2016

Almost all children going to a secondary school in Northumberland this September gained a place at the school of their choice.

Morpeth neighbourhood plan given go-ahead by residents

03 Mar 2016

Morpeth neighbourhood plan has become the second in Northumberland to have been given the go-ahead by its residents.

Fire officers from across Europe develop e-learning resource

03 Mar 2016

Fire officers from across Europe have gathered in Lithuania to develop the next stage of an e-learning package that will educate users about natural disasters.

Questions asked about mobile masts for Northumberland

02 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council is demanding an explanation as to why a much-vaunted scheme to boost mobile phone coverage in the county has fallen spectacularly short.

New system marks the start of market towns roll-out

02 Mar 2016

A new electronic system is being rolled out by the council which represents the latest stage of improving services in the county’s market towns.

Children’s Coding Project Seeks Volunteers

02 Mar 2016

Volunteers are needed to help set up a series of computer programming clubs for children in Northumberland.

Public Health England boss praises county’s services

02 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council’s approach to public health has been described as ‘exceptional’ by the chief executive of Public Health England.

Royal Institution shortlists new Leisure Centre

02 Mar 2016

The new Ashington Leisure Centre has been shortlisted in the Tourism and Leisure category of the RICS North East 2016 Awards.

Have your say on health and care services in Northumberland

02 Mar 2016

People living across Northumberland are being urged to share their experiences and have their say on the future of health and care services by completing an online survey.

Hexham furniture sale supports adults with learning difficulties

01 Mar 2016

A community scheme that helps adults with learning difficulties acquire new skills is holding a weekend furniture sale, the proceeds from which will be reinvested back into this important service.

Government’s ‘Right to Buy’ scheme could put affordable housing in jeopardy

01 Mar 2016

Northumberland County Council’s Cabinet has raised concerns about the pressures the Government’s proposed extension to the Right to Buy policy will place on social housing in the county and believe it could put their plans for the future provision of affordable housing in jeopardy.