Tour of Britain boosted Northumberland’s economy by almost £4m

27 Dec 2017

The Tour of Britain cycle race which blazed through Northumberland in September has boosted the county’s economy by almost £4 million, an independent report has revealed.

Community Chest Scheme opens its coffers for Morpeth

27 Dec 2017

Community groups in Castle Morpeth are being encouraged to bid for support in a successful county-wide funding scheme.

Community Chest Scheme opens its coffers for Tynedale area

27 Dec 2017

Community groups in Tynedale are being encouraged to bid for support in a successful county-wide funding scheme.

Community Chest Scheme opens its coffers for South East Northumberland

27 Dec 2017

Community groups in South East Northumberland are being encouraged to bid for support in a successful county-wide funding scheme.

Taking care of your ‘waste’ this Christmas

27 Dec 2017

Amounts of household waste increase dramatically over Christmas - as we unwrap our presents, consume lots of tasty festive fayre and then afterwards need to dispose of everything from wrappings to Christmas trees!

Cramlington school wins place in national green car engineering challenge

22 Dec 2017

A primary school in Cramlington has won a place in a national competition that aims to inspire the next generation of engineers by challenging the youngsters to design a car of the future.

Street light scheme scheduled for completion

22 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council’s ambitious scheme to replace more than 40,000 streetlights across the County will be completed by next summer.

Beware selling pets online as lurcher found roaming streets

22 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council’s animal welfare team is issuing a caution about selling pets online after picking up a stray dog, recently sold on Gumtree, that had been roaming the streets for over a week. Northumberland County Council’s animal welfare team is issuing a caution about selling pets online after picking up a stray dog, recently sold on Gumtree, that had been roaming the streets for over a week.

Improvements underway over running of Arch

21 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council has held a special meeting to examine the way Arch is run.

Council warning over HMRC scam calls

20 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service are again warning people to be aware of telephone calls that claim to be from HMRC or the ‘Inland Revenue.’

Youth elections results announced as thousands cast their vote

20 Dec 2017

Nearly 6000 young people in schools across the county voted this week to elect Youth Parliament representatives and new members of the Northumberland Youth Cabinet.

Reminder to stay fire safe this festive period

20 Dec 2017

Christmas is the time of year for festive cheer with family and friends and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service want everyone to have a great time, we are also taking this opportunity to remind residents throughout Northumberland to protect themselves and loved ones from fires at home.

Join the next Youth Matters group

20 Dec 2017

Are you, or do you know someone who is aged between 11 and 18 and lives in Northumberland County Council owned property in Blyth?

Work gets underway in £6.5m road improvement scheme

20 Dec 2017

Work has begun on a £6.5m scheme to improve the road network in rural parts of Northumberland.

Holiday bin collections and service opening times this Christmas

19 Dec 2017

Find out when your bins will be collected, when you can use libraries and leisure centres, and when council offices and services will be open this Christmas in a handy section on the Northumberland County Council website.

Wooler to Alnwick bus services are just the ‘smart’ ticket

19 Dec 2017

Two passengers on the 470 and 473 services between Wooler and Alnwick have been the lucky recipients of a small gift from their operator - after they became the 1,000th passenger to use new smart ticketing services on each bus.

Northumberland’s challenge to start the New Year by ditching the booze for 31 days.

15 Dec 2017

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is urging friends, families and work colleagues in Northumberland to come together and take on the 2018 Dry January challenge, as a recent YouGov poll found almost one in 10 people in the North East – 168,899 people – are already planning on taking part.

Northumberland tree has pride of place in Parliament

15 Dec 2017

A Northumberland Christmas tree has once again taken pride of place next to the Houses of Parliament in London.

Cabinet agrees school investment

14 Dec 2017

At a meeting on Tuesday (12 December) Northumberland County Council's Cabinet agreed a proposal to allocate £4.4m of the Basic Need capital grant, to provide additional school places at four school sites in Morpeth, Blyth, and Seaton Valley, and this will now go forward to full council for ratification.

Stand out in the darker nights.

14 Dec 2017

As the nights draw in, Northumberland County Council are encouraging people throughout the county to ensure they are wearing bright colours and can be clearly seen by motorists.

Housing team helps armed forces veterans back into work

14 Dec 2017

The housing team at Northumberland County Council has been helping armed forces veterans back into work.

Financial future of Alnwick Playhouse secured

14 Dec 2017

The financial future of Alnwick Playhouse has been secured for both residents and visitors to the town.

£8m invested in home improvements

13 Dec 2017

Homes owned by Northumberland County Council have seen an £8.5m investment this year to carry out essential home improvements.

Arsonists jailed for sixteen years by crown court

12 Dec 2017

Two arsonists who caused an OAP in Blyth to lose her home and possessions in a bungled attack on her flat have been jailed for a total of 16 years.

Next stage of North of Tyne devolution begins

12 Dec 2017

The next stage in the exciting plans for a devolution deal for the North of Tyne begin this week with the launch of a public consultation.