Morpeth residents invited to give views on plans for First School

24 Jan 2018

Residents are invited to have their say on possible plans for a new first school build in Morpeth at a pre-planning consultation event at County Hall on 30 January from 5-8.00pm.

Morpeth Masterplan enters its next stage

24 Jan 2018

The next stage of ambitious plans to create a new future for Morpeth takes place next month.

Prudhoe woodland walk improved for visitors

24 Jan 2018

Stanley Burn Woods at Prudhoe have been improved for walkers with the recent replacement of four footbridges, making a safer and more enjoyable route for local residents and visitors.

New bird flu cases lead to tighter controls

23 Jan 2018

In light of two recent outbreaks of the bird flu strain H5N6 in Dorset and Warwickshire, a precautionary avian flu prevention zone has been declared across England.

Social workers mark their first year in the job

23 Jan 2018

Social workers in Northumberland have been awarded certificates to mark their first year in the job.

Gritting teams thanked for a job well done

23 Jan 2018

Gritting teams across Northumberland have been praised for doing a sterling job in keeping the county moving during the snap of cold winter weather over the last week.

Council hopes growth deal will breathe new life into county

22 Jan 2018

Northumberland County Council hopes a new growth deal for the Borders will breathe new life into previously ‘neglected’ areas of the county.

County congratulations for world record oarsmen

19 Jan 2018

The Leader of the County Council has personally congratulated the two “inspirational” Northumberland oarsmen involved in the record breaking crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.

Walk your way to health and happiness with new group walks

18 Jan 2018

A new timetable of weekly health walks has been launched by Active Northumberland offering plenty of opportunities to explore Northumberland’s beautiful countryside through the seasons.

Holocaust Memorial event to take place at County Hall

18 Jan 2018

Northumberland County Council are hosting a Holocaust memorial event as part of National Holocaust Memorial Day to remember all those lost in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

Time flies for Morpeth's floral clock

17 Jan 2018

One of Morpeth’s most famous timepieces is on the move to allow investigation of its condition and options for its possible restoration.

Tackling truancy in Northumberland

17 Jan 2018

Northumberland County Council have been working with Northumbria Police in Northumberland to tackle truancy from school.

Have your say on devolution proposals

17 Jan 2018

Residents, businesses and organisations can have their say on the North of Tyne devolution proposals at a special event in Alnwick.

Letting Agents Foundation event

17 Jan 2018

Landlords and letting agents in Northumberland are being invited to a one-day course covering the main issues facing the industry

Shared services proposal gets the go-ahead

16 Jan 2018

Plans for two North East councils to merge their transactional services have taken a major step forward. Newcastle City Council’s Cabinet today (Mon Jan 15) approved the businesses case to share transactional services with Northumberland County Council subject to call-in by scrutiny. The county council’s cabinet agreed the proposal on Tuesday, January 9.

Otterburn racing yard celebrates expansion following European grant funding

16 Jan 2018

A farm diversification based at Otterburn, Northumberland it is celebrating its successful expansion with the support of a grant from a European rural funding scheme.

Tree work marks start of park revival project

16 Jan 2018

Work starts this week on the first stage of a multi-million pound project to restore Hirst Park in Ashington to its former glory.

Three neighbourhood plans reach final stages in Northumberland

16 Jan 2018

Public consultation is underway on three new neighbourhood plans for Northumberland.

Cramlington woman receives ten year animal ban

16 Jan 2018

A Cramlington woman who failed to seek medical attention for her dog has been prosecuted for neglect and banned for keeping animals for ten years.

Two new Deputy Lieutenants for Northumberland

15 Jan 2018

Colonel Ben Speke from Corbridge and Retired Group Captain Tim Willbond from Longframlington have been appointed as new Deputy Lieutenants of Northumberland.

Work steps forward on local section of England Coast Path

15 Jan 2018

Work is due to start on the Northumberland stretch of the England Coast Path which is set to become the longest managed and way marked coastal path in the world.

Queen’s Hall becomes hub for council and cultural services

15 Jan 2018

The doors to the newly refurbished Queen’s Hall in Hexham re-opened to the public on Monday (15th January) marking the beginning of a new era for the historic building which now houses the town’s library, customer and visitor information centre all under one roof.

Council prepared as wintry weather forecast

15 Jan 2018

Northumberland County Council gritting teams will be out across Northumberland tonight as wintry weather is forecast over the coming days.

Wildlife sculpture trail taking shape

15 Jan 2018

Sculptures of wildlife that have been designed by children from Berwick schools have been installed in the town’s Coronation Park.

Council leader disappointed at Virgin Media broadband withdrawal

12 Jan 2018

The Leader of Northumberland County Council has expressed his disappointment at Virgin Media’s withdrawal from broadband expansion plans into the county.