New 20 mph zone outside Stannington First School

10 Oct 2017

Young pupils have also been involved in a competition to design a symbol and slogan to promote slow and safe driving past their school. The winning slogans have been included on a banner which is now proudly displayed outside of the school.

Open day invite to keep active in golden years

10 Oct 2017

A series of free open days are being held in sports centres across the county to showcase the fantastic classes, facilities and support on offer to the more mature residents of Northumberland.

Marathon brings thousands to country's 'most beautiful race'

10 Oct 2017

Thousands of visitors, competitors and spectators descended on Kielder last weekend for the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon.

Exercise tests multi-agency terrorism response

06 Oct 2017

​A major national counter-terrorism exercise spanning Scotland and Northumbria has taken place.

County celebrates Black History Month

06 Oct 2017

Northumberland Archives are celebrating Black History Month throughout October, and have made several fascinating discoveries within their collections.

Hexham House wedding venue is officially opened

06 Oct 2017

Hexham House, the beautiful new wedding venue in Hexham was officially opened today.

Landlords gather at county forum

05 Oct 2017

Landlords and agents from around Northumberland gathered at an annual forum organised by Northumberland County Council.

Town visits to check pavement scheme progress

04 Oct 2017

Businesses are being reminded of new rules brought in this year to make pavements in Northumberland safer and easier to negotiate for pedestrians.

Survey launched on future of Union Chain Bridge

04 Oct 2017

Members of the public are being invited to give their views on the Union Chain Bridge as part of ambitious plans to safeguard its future.

Funding secured to extend Hexham Priory School

04 Oct 2017

Northumberland County Council are pleased to announce capital funding of £1.17m has been approved for Hexham Priory School which will a see a new extension added to the building.

MyStreet app to be rolled out across region

02 Oct 2017

A mobile phone app which makes it easier for residents to report issues affecting their local community is being rolled out across the region.

Highway improvement work in Morpeth

30 Sep 2017

During the week beginning 2nd October Northumberland County Council will be making highway improvements in parts of Morpeth, with work taking place overnight to minimise disruption.

Highway improvement work in Morpeth

30 Sep 2017

During the week beginning 2nd October Northumberland County Council will be making highway improvements in parts of Morpeth, with work taking place overnight to minimise disruption.

Reminder for historic bridge works

29 Sep 2017

Drivers and residents are being reminded of works taking place next month (October) to one of Northumberland’s historic bridges.

Compliments to Carlisle Park

29 Sep 2017

A regular visitor to Morpeth has written to Northumberland County Council to express her appreciation for the ‘beauties of Carlisle Park’.

Working to ensure the right housing numbers in the right places

28 Sep 2017

Northumberland County Council has welcomed Government figures on projected future housing needs for the county.

Time for rural areas to have their voice heard

26 Sep 2017

Northumberland County Council is spearheading a new initiative to ensure rural areas have a voice in the UK’s economic future.

Farmer admits livestock offences

26 Sep 2017

A Northumberland farmer who admitted 13 offences relating to cattle must pay almost £2,000.

Masters helps putt the county on the tourism trail

26 Sep 2017

Visitors to the British Masters this week are being reminded there’s plenty more of Northumberland to check out while they’re here.

Funding secures more spaces for 30 hours free childcare

25 Sep 2017

Northumberland County Council has secured funding to further expand childcare provision for three and four year olds, increasing the overall number of places available for 30 hours of free childcare per week from September 2017.

Referendum on Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan

25 Sep 2017

A local referendum on the Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan is being held in the Ponteland parish this week.

Northumberland Early Years Team praised for successful delivery of free childcare

22 Sep 2017

The Northumberland County Council Early Years Team have received praise from the Department for Education for their effective roll out of free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds.

Eat cake and change lives at Blyth Library

22 Sep 2017

MacMillian Cancer Support is holding its annual coffee morning at Blyth Library on Friday 29th September.

Northumberland Registrars unveiled as winners in wedding awards

22 Sep 2017

The Northumberland registration team who oversee hundreds of weddings across the county each year has won a regional award for Outstanding Customer Service.

Success for pupils across Northumberland

21 Sep 2017

Pupils aged upto 11 years old in schools across Northumberland are being praised for their success throughout the previous academic year, demonstrating fantastic results, rising above the national average in almost all areas.