Alexandra Park in Cramlington

Lucky 13 as county's parks named among UK's best

16 Jul 2024

Thirteen Northumberland parks have been awarded prestigious Green Flag Awards  - the most the council has received. 

An exterior shot of the Maltings venue in Berwick

Residents invited to see latest Maltings venue plans

15 Jul 2024

Residents are being invited to find out more about the latest plans for The Maltings venue in Berwick later this month. 

Image demonstrating Thousands of illicit vapes and counterfeit goods seized from Ashington premises 

Thousands of illicit vapes and counterfeit goods seized from Ashington premises 

15 Jul 2024

More than 3,800 non-compliant disposable vapes, counterfeit jewellery and clothing worth over £50,000 have been seized from a premises in Ashington by officers from Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service. 

Image demonstrating Sports Festival held at Hexham 

Sports Festival held at Hexham 

15 Jul 2024

A celebratory sporting event took place this weekend at Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham for people and families with Down's Syndrome. 

Children's services rated outstanding

Children’s Services celebrate outstanding Ofsted rating

12 Jul 2024

Northumberland County Council’s Children’s Services have been rated outstanding overall by Ofsted. 

Pupils at Grange View Church of England First School also celebrated the milestone by burying a time capsule underneath their new classroom

 Exciting next chapter for schools as Coquet masterplan takes shape 

12 Jul 2024

Pupils celebrated a special delivery as the £39m investment in the Coquet Partnership of schools continues to take shape.  

A group of people on the new active travel corridor in Ponteland

County’s latest active travel corridor open for all

11 Jul 2024

Northumberland’s latest Active Travel Corridor, between Ponteland and Callerton, has been officially opened. 

Two people cutting into a cake

Pupils look to a bright future for their home town

11 Jul 2024

Young people from Ashington have been finding out what the future may hold for their town – and how they might be part of its evolution.

Image demonstrating Council evicts tenant from Blyth property after serious anti-social behaviour 

Council evicts tenant from Blyth property after serious anti-social behaviour 

09 Jul 2024

A man has been evicted from his council property in Blyth, for crime and anti-social behaviour which was causing misery and fear to his neighbours and the local community. 

Image demonstrating Council approves £20m community focus for Energising Blyth

Council approves £20m community focus for Energising Blyth

09 Jul 2024

Partners met in Blyth today to develop a new long-term plan for the town – with the area set to benefit from up to £20m of further government investment.  

Northumberland County Councillor Wendy Pattison, Cabinet Member for Caring for Adults

Multi-million-pound investment in home care pays off

09 Jul 2024

Multi-million-pound investment in Northumberland’s home care sector has helped to end a recruitment and retention crisis in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic which was making it hard for the Council to arrange the care people needed.

Local offer Northumberland Claire North listing

New website to support families of children and young people with SEND goes live

08 Jul 2024

Northumberland County Council has launched a new website for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

Independent travel trainers listing

Young people on track to independence thanks to life-changing travel trainers

08 Jul 2024

More young people with additional needs in Northumberland are enjoying the freedom of independent travel thanks to a new training programme. 

SEND local offer listing

New supported internship programme kickstarts careers for young people with SEND

08 Jul 2024

Northumberland County Council is launching a new Supported Internship programme for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  

Northumberland PCF at County Hall

Shape the future of SEND services in Northumberland

08 Jul 2024

Northumberland County Council has launched a six-week consultation on the future of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

A train travelling along the Northumberland Line

Affordable fares for Northumberland Line announced

08 Jul 2024

Northern will offer a range of affordable fares to customers on the new Northumberland Line, ensuring they pay no more than £3 for a single journey along the entire route.

Fly-tipped rubbish in Widdrington

Newcastle man fly-tipped asbestos in Northumberland

08 Jul 2024

A Newcastle man has been fined and ordered to pay the cost of the clean up after he was found guilty of fly-tipping in Northumberland.

Image demonstrating Plea for county tourists to 'Love it Like it's Yours'

Plea for county tourists to 'Love it Like it's Yours'

03 Jul 2024

A responsible tourism campaign is back for a fourth year to welcome summer visitors to picturesque Northumberland - while reminding them to Love it Like it’s Yours.

Tranwell South Bridge

Bridge strengthening works getting underway

03 Jul 2024

Works to strengthen a bridge near Morpeth are getting underway this month. 

Image demonstrating Northumberland man receives MBE for for services to young people  

Northumberland man receives MBE for for services to young people  

01 Jul 2024

A Northumberland gentleman has been awarded the MBE for services to young people in Berwick upon Tweed. 

Image demonstrating Alnwick short term support service rated Outstanding

Alnwick short term support service rated Outstanding

28 Jun 2024

A service that helps people regain their independence after a serious accident or illness has retained its Outstanding rating following the latest inspection.

Image demonstrating Energy upgrade funding for eligible properties in Northumberland

Energy upgrade funding for eligible properties in Northumberland

28 Jun 2024

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

Image demonstrating Lightning-fast full fibre broadband for North Northumberland

Lightning-fast full fibre broadband for North Northumberland

27 Jun 2024

The announcement comes as GoFibre hits the major milestone of 100,000 rural premises now able to connect to its ultra-fast network.

Image demonstrating Be aware of broadband scammers

Be aware of broadband scammers

27 Jun 2024

Northumberland County Council is urging residents to be vigilant as a concerning trend of broadband-related cyber fraud has emerged in the region.

One of the cars used by Telecare mobile wardens

Northumberland Telecare recognised for quality of service

25 Jun 2024

Northumberland Telecare has achieved national recognition for the quality of the service it provides.