Council scoops national award for partnership work

14 Feb 2017

Northumberland County Council has scooped a national award for its partnership work with Town and Parish Councils.

Business booming in the county

14 Feb 2017

Northumberland County Council has welcomed new figures which show the county is well and truly open for business.

All change in Ashington as new community facilities unveiled

14 Feb 2017

A new £560,000 community changing facility and fitness suite was officially opened in Ashington this week.

Recycled trees help to improve recreation areas

14 Feb 2017

Over the last two months Northumberland County Council has collected and recycled over 800 real Christmas trees from residents.

Millions invested in Blyth estate

13 Feb 2017

A multi-million pound scheme to rejuvenate a Blyth estate is nearing completion.

Streetlight scheme more than half complete

10 Feb 2017

An ambitious scheme to replace more than 40,000 streetlamps across the county is now more than half complete.

New digital signs for Morpeth Bus Station

09 Feb 2017

Those who catch the bus from Morpeth Bus Station can now benefit from new digital signs displaying important service information.

‘Wor Jackie’ statue unveiled at its new home

09 Feb 2017

A much loved statue of Jackie Milburn has been moved to its new home in Ashington.

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.