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.

Council concern over pothole funding

26 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council has given a cautious welcome to government pothole funding.

Budget looks to promote growth and development

26 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council’s budget for the next year aims to continue protecting frontline services and promoting growth – despite facing further cuts of £36m over the next three years.

The sky's the limit for rocket project

24 Jan 2017

A rare feature of Northumberland’s maritime heritage is set to be restored to its former glory following support from Northumberland County Council.

Asbestos disposal warning after fly-tipping incidents soar

24 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council is urging residents and businesses to ensure they dispose of potentially harmful asbestos through a licensed operator following a surge of asbestos fly-tipping incidents in the county.

Headline act shows commitment to Bedlington

20 Jan 2017

Classic soul songs such as Mustang Sally, Destination Anywhere and In the Midnight Hour will echo around Bedlington this summer as The Commitments are announced as the latest headline act to be featured in the Northumberland Live series of festivals.

Get tough approach continues against litter louts

19 Jan 2017

The council is pledging to continue its tough line on people who drop litter or let their dog foul in the county.

Home movers reminded not to lose their vote

19 Jan 2017

Often things can get lost or forgotten when moving house, but with the county and parish elections due to take place on Thursday May 4 , Northumberland County Council is urging home movers to make sure their vote isn’t one of them.

Amble improvement works gather pace

18 Jan 2017

A scheme to improve the roads in Amble town centre is well on-track.

Council calls out for cleaning champions

18 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council is backing a flagship campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March.

Concerns over rural bus service change

18 Jan 2017

Concerns have been expressed after a bus route serving a number of remote communities in Northumberland was changed.

Morpeth in line for new cycleway

18 Jan 2017

A new cycleway and other improvements for pedestrians and road users are proposed for the approach to Morpeth through the Stobhill area.

Cowpen Road work starts

17 Jan 2017

A comprehensive scheme to improve one of Northumberland’s most congested roads has now begun.

Boxing club improvements pack a punch

17 Jan 2017

A Blyth boxing club is punching above its weight after improvements funded by a local councillor.

Northumberland to share expertise on integrated care with China through collaboration with Xiangya Hospital

17 Jan 2017

A unique memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between health and care leaders in Northumberland and one of the best hospitals in China to share NHS expertise on providing integrated patient care.

Stepping in to save an ageing building

16 Jan 2017

The Leader of Northumberland County Council has stepped in to help stop a Prudhoe community facility being closed.

Matfen one of the first to go 'superfast' in iNorthumberland phase two

13 Jan 2017

The village of Matfen has become one of the first locations in West Northumberland to be upgraded to superfast broadband as part of the second phase of the multi million pound iNorthumberland broadband programme.