Hadston Community Park Plans take major step forward

08 Feb 2017

Exciting plans to transform the site of the old Druridge Bay Middle School into a community park have taken a major step forward. Northumberland County Council appointed landscape architects have drafted up a proposal for the park incorporating many of the ideas put forward by the local community.

Businesses invited to have their say on town improvement funding

08 Feb 2017

Businesses and residents in Ashington have an opportunity to influence how £250,000 investment will be used on the town's Station Road.

Investment in learning at Swansfield Park Primary School

08 Feb 2017

The new extension at Swansfield Park Primary School in Alnwick was officially opened on 7th February. The building comprising of a new learning hub, a studio and 4 classrooms comes as a result of investment by the school and local authority to enhance existing facilities.

Council offers support on school-led closure plans

08 Feb 2017

The Governing Body of St Mary’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Middle School has launched a consultation on the future of the school, with options including its possible closure at the end of August 2017, as a result of falling pupil numbers and concerns about its ability to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum.

Changing rooms refurbished at Morpeth Common

08 Feb 2017

As part of its programme of investment in sports facilities across the county, Northumberland County Council has recently completed the refurbishment of the football changing rooms at Morpeth Common.

Loan will help expand facilities at Calvert Trust Kielder

08 Feb 2017

A charity which helps to transform the lives of over 5,000 people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities each year is in line for a loan from Northumberland County Council to expand its activities.

First county wedding fair an outstanding success

07 Feb 2017

A county wedding fair that was laid on to encourage more couples to book their weddings in Northumberland and to support local businesses involved in the wedding industry has been hailed a great success.

Knitters sought to produce Ganseys for historic voyage

07 Feb 2017

Volunteer knitters are sought to be part of a project to support an ambitious voyage to Antarctica

Northumberland Youth Service helping young people stay safe online

07 Feb 2017

In support of Safer Internet Day 2017, which takes place on Tuesday 7th February, Northumberland Youth Service are helping to raise awareness by promoting the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.

Fire service announces death of serving officer

03 Feb 2017

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has announced the death of a serving fire officer.

Global stars head to Northumberland

02 Feb 2017

Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, Coachella…now Northumberland has unveiled the line up for its own major music festival launching this summer.

New post office opening in Newbiggin

02 Feb 2017

A new post office for Newbiggin could be just weeks away following pressure from Northumberland County Council.

New community fire station opens in Hexham

02 Feb 2017

The new community fire station for Hexham is now open.

Council hosts major event to protect coastline

01 Feb 2017

The county has played host to a major multi-agency course aimed at protecting the region’s coastline.

Community groups invited to bid for funding

01 Feb 2017

Voluntary and community groups across South Northumberland, in need of financial assistance, are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council’s community chest fund.

Berwick seeks support from £90m fund with new Economic Plan

01 Feb 2017

Less than a week after Berwick was awarded the prestigious Coastal Community Team status by the Government, an ambitious new Economic Plan for Berwick has been launched.

County wedding fair this weekend

31 Jan 2017

A major wedding fair is to be held in Northumberland this weekend providing the perfect opportunity for couples planning their big day to meet local wedding suppliers and find everything they need for their perfect day, under one roof.

Major improvements for Doctor Pit Park

31 Jan 2017

Major improvement work is set to get underway at Doctor Pit Park in Bedlington.

Speed limit to be reduced on Bedlington estates

31 Jan 2017

The speed limit is to be reduced around a residential area in Bedlington that has been plagued by speeding motorists for a number of years.

Hi-tech 'onesies' bring faster broadband to Low and High Hauxley

31 Jan 2017

Pioneering communications technology has been used to bring faster broadband to two picturesque villages in Northumberland as part of the iNorthumberland broadband programme.

Work starts on improved park facilities

30 Jan 2017

Work is underway on improved facilities at a popular Northumberland park.

Holocaust memorial event at County Hall

27 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council held an event in remembrance of those who died through persecution during the Holocaust and by the hand of genocide since.

County Council’s commitment to school places

27 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council has reiterated its commitment to the provision of school places in Morpeth - and stressed there is availability.

Lottery grant will reveal county's First World War heritage

26 Jan 2017

The County Council has received £67,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to deliver a project which will provide access to a little known piece of the Northumberland’s history and increase understanding of the role of local people in the First World War.

Schools annual report highlights improvement and future plans

26 Jan 2017

Improvement in early years education and major regeneration projects are some of the highlights of the latest annual report on education and skills in Northumberland.