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.

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.

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.

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.

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.