Grass cutting programme on verge of completion

21 Jul 2017

An ambitious programme of extra verge cutting has ensured that Northumberland is looking its best ahead of the main tourist season.

Northumberland visitor attraction is ‘going ape’ over superfast broadband

21 Jul 2017

Staff at a major Northumberland visitor attraction are flying high and whizzing through their workloads thanks to a huge boost in broadband speeds.

Recycling entry meant prizes for designer Olivia

21 Jul 2017

A lucky student at The Grove School in Berwick was the winner of a competition to design a poster telling people how to recycle their plastic bottles.

Volunteers needed

20 Jul 2017

Volunteer drivers required for Getabout Access scheme

Facilities to stay at former school site

20 Jul 2017

A former Alnwick school site being vacated this summer will continue to be used by the community, Northumberland County Council has confirmed.

Northumberland Council flying the flag for PRIDE

20 Jul 2017

Northumberland county council is proud to support PRIDE, taking place this weekend, 21st to 23rd July, at Newcastle Town Moor.

Northumberland teacher selected to help improve young people’s engagement with democracy

19 Jul 2017

Martin Murphy, a local teacher from Northumberland’s Horton Grange Primary school in Blyth was selected to attend the Teacher’s Institute held in the Houses of Parliament.

Reality looking good for Northumberland's virtual school

19 Jul 2017

Northumberland’s “Virtual School” for looked after children is celebrating another year of success.

School children celebrate Ashington’s 150th anniversary

19 Jul 2017

Ashington is celebrating its’ 150th anniversary and school children from Bothal Primary school have marked the occasion with a memorable event celebrating its mining history.

£27m Morpeth flood scheme complete

18 Jul 2017

The final part of Morpeth’s £27million flood alleviation scheme is complete.

Northumberland parks are flying the flag as some of the UK’s very best green spaces

18 Jul 2017

Northumberland has some of the best parks in Britain – and that’s official.

Charlton brothers’ childhood park to be restored with National Lottery funds

17 Jul 2017

A multi-million pound cash boost from the National Lottery will ensure an historic Ashington park is restored to its former glory.

Corbridge flood work complete

13 Jul 2017

Work is complete on new flood prevention measures for Corbridge.

Full steam ahead for schools and leisure project in Ponteland

13 Jul 2017

The multi-million pound scheme to provide state of the art new schools and leisure facilities in Ponteland will be implemented as soon as possible, and this was endorsed by Northumberland County Council’s new cabinet this week.

Sustainable travel award for Grange View First School

12 Jul 2017

Grange View First School in Widdrington has been successful in achieving national accreditation for its fantastic efforts to encourage more pupils to travel sustainably to school.

Excellence of bypass construction recognised at awards

11 Jul 2017

The new Morpeth Northern Bypass has won two further industry awards - this time for excellence in construction.

Review underway on Post-16 travel charges

11 Jul 2017

A comprehensive review is now underway on a council policy which sees some students in Northumberland paying £600 a year to travel to school and college.

Blyth School Celebrates Platinum Artsmark Status

11 Jul 2017

The Dales School in Blyth, a specialist school for children with a range of special educational needs, has clinched a top award for creative work.

Historic bridge restoration moves a step closer

11 Jul 2017

An ambitious £8m project to safeguard the future of the Union Chain Bridge near Berwick has moved a step closer.

Summer Reading Challenge will see children turn detective

10 Jul 2017

Children are being encouraged to turn detective and sign up to this year's Summer Reading challenge at their local library.

Residents have their say on future fire service plans

10 Jul 2017

Residents are being given the chance to have their say on the future plans for Northumberland’s Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS).

Core Strategy to be reviewed to create long term improvements

10 Jul 2017

Northumberland County Council has withdrawn the Northumberland Local Plan Core Strategy from Government and to carry out a review of some aspects of the document.

Award winners have shown their LOVE for Northumberland

06 Jul 2017

The Duchess of Northumberland has helped to celebrate the very best in community and voluntary environmental work across the county at a special LOVE Northumberland awards event

Area councils boundary changes agreed

06 Jul 2017

Boundary changes to Northumberland’s new five local area councils have been agreed.

Disruption to be minimised during bridge work

06 Jul 2017

Restoration work is to start on Hexham Bridge later this month to ensure it remains in good condition for future generations.