Image demonstrating Partnership helping more Northumberland residents into work

Partnership helping more Northumberland residents into work

26 May 2023

A new partnership delivering employment and skills services in Northumberland is changing the way residents are supported into the job market. 

Morpeth First School gain Character Education Award

Morpeth pupils receive top national award for their outstanding good character 

26 May 2023

Inspired by North East legends past and present - including Lucy Bronze, Ant & Dec and Emily Davidson - pupils and staff at Morpeth First School are celebrating after receiving the highest accolade possible for showing outstanding good character. 

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Sustainability logo design competition for Northumberland schools

26 May 2023

Schools across the county are being encouraged to create a new logo for the Northumberland Schools Sustainability Network (NSSN).

The Schooner Hotel, Alnmouth, as seen from the street.

Northumberland hotelier in court for breaching fire safety legislation

25 May 2023

A Northumberland hotelier has pleaded guilty to breaches of fire safety legislation.

The front gates of Lilidorei, the largest play sculpture in the world, which has opened in Alnwick

World's biggest play sculpture opens in Northumberland

25 May 2023

A magical children’s play park, the largest of its kind in the world, has opened at the Alnwick Garden.

Image demonstrating Energy upgrade funding for eligible properties in Northumberland

Energy upgrade funding for eligible properties in Northumberland

25 May 2023

Eligible homes in the county are set to benefit from funding for low-carbon energy upgrades.

Image demonstrating Bede Academy announced as educational partner for Blyth's new learning facility

Bede Academy announced as educational partner for Blyth's new learning facility

24 May 2023

Bede Academy has been named as the first educational partner at Blyth’s new Energy Central Learning Hub, which is being delivered as part of the £70m Energising Blyth Programme to grow, renew and connect the town.

CARE northumberland

First Northumberland schools pledge to be trauma-informed 

24 May 2023

Schools in Northumberland are backing a campaign to transform support for children’s social and emotional needs in schools and make sure all pupils feel safe, secure and cared for. 

A picture looking down on a carpark showing a disabled parking bay

Council joins day of action against blue badge fraud

23 May 2023

Northumberland County Council is joining scores of other local authorities across the country to tackle fraudulent use of the Blue Badge scheme. 

Image demonstrating Grant awarded to restore historic building in Hexham 

Grant awarded to restore historic building in Hexham 

23 May 2023

A prominent Grade II Listed building in the centre of Hexham has been awarded a heritage grant aimed at restoring and regenerating the town centre.   

Pupils from Malvin’s Close Academy in Blyth Walk to School

Pupils WOW with their great strides in walking to school 

23 May 2023

Schools across Northumberland celebrated Living Streets’ Walk to School Week in style with events taking place to share the benefits of active travel.  

A vaping tube recycling bin

Council urging residents to recycle their vapes

22 May 2023

The County Council has become among the first local authorities in the country to offer vape tube recycling bins at its Household Waste Recovery Centres (tips). 

Image demonstrating Motorists beware of horse drawn wagons heading to Appleby  

Motorists beware of horse drawn wagons heading to Appleby  

22 May 2023

  Motorists driving through parts of Northumberland over the next few weeks are being warned to take extra care as the travelling community makes it way to the annual Appleby Horse Fair. 

Dame Andrea Leadsom praises Northumberland’s “trailblazing” Family Hubs

Dame Andrea Leadsom praises Northumberland’s “trailblazing” Family Hubs  

22 May 2023

Dame Andrea Leadsom, the Government’s Early Years Advisor, has praised Northumberland’s Family Hubs for their role in giving children the best start in life. 

Computer image of a new housing development in Tweedmouth

New Berwick affordable homes scheme gets the go-ahead

19 May 2023

Scores of new affordable homes are to be built in Berwick. 

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Leaders welcome positive response to North East devo deal

19 May 2023

Plans for an historic devolution deal for the North East of England have received widespread support from across the region.

Northumberland’s first specialist Welding and Fabrication training centre recruits engineers of the future   

Sparks fly at new Northumberland Welding and Fabrication training centre

19 May 2023

Sparks are flying at Northumberland’s first specialist welding and fabrication training centre as it launches a recruitment drive to train the next generation of engineers.   

Berwick Barracks

Berwick cinema move given green light

18 May 2023

Planning permission for a temporary cinema in Berwick while the town’s current theatre is transformed have been given the go-ahead. 

Councillor Catherine Seymour, the council's new civic head

Council's new Ceremonial Head appointed

18 May 2023

The Council’s new Ceremonial Head for the coming year has been appointed. 

 Liz Morgan, Tony Gates and Winton Keenen who have been honoured by the council

Outstanding trio honoured by Council

17 May 2023

Three outstanding individuals have been awarded the Freedom of Northumberland for their exceptional service to the county.  

A child playing on monkey bars in a playground

Council confirms Playzones investment

16 May 2023

An investment of £300,000 into the development of PlayZones across Northumberland has been formally welcomed by the Council.  

A graphic promoting the council's new Fix My Street reporting service

New system launched for reporting street repairs

16 May 2023

A new online service for people to report problems on the county’s streets has gone live. 

Foster Care Fortnight 2023

Foster Care Fortnight online event

12 May 2023

Have you thought about fostering but aren't sure where to start? 

Mental Health Awareness Week 15-21 May

Ways to beat anxiety this Mental Health Awareness Week

12 May 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 15 to 21 May, and Northumberland County Council is sharing some simple tips to help residents recognise and manage anxiety through improving their general wellbeing.

Man brushing his teeth during Oral Health Month

Northumberland Oral Health Strategy – A Reason to Smile

11 May 2023

Ahead of National Smile Month, which starts on 15 May, the Health and Wellbeing Board today (11 May 2023) approved an updated Oral Health Strategy and Action Plan for Northumberland.