Children's Services praised by Ofsted

Ofsted praise for children’s services

27 Sep 2022

Ofsted inspectors have praised Northumberland County Council's children's services for their work to provide young people with safe and secure long-term care.  

An image of computer figures. The council is doing a survey of business needs until the end of September

Business views still sought to help economic recovery

27 Sep 2022

The County Council is reminding businesses across Northumberland who want to outline their current and future recruitment needs to fill in the online consultation. 

A general shot of a railway. Business leaders in North Tyneside went on a train along the planned Northumberland Line route

Business leaders get a glimpse into future of rail travel

26 Sep 2022

Business leaders in North Tyneside got a glimpse into the future of commuter travel as they boarded a special train service on what will be the new Northumberland Line.  

Image demonstrating £725,000 secured for tree planting in Northumberland

£725,000 secured for tree planting in Northumberland

26 Sep 2022

The Great Northumberland Forest has received £725,000 to support the planning and planting of more trees across the county.

family hubs

Northumberland’s Family Hubs set to receive £3.5m boost  

23 Sep 2022

Northumberland councillors have backed plans to transform Northumberland’s network of children’s centres into Family Hubs - bringing millions of pounds of investment into the county.

Transport update

Northumberland Line and A1 dualling acceleration welcomed

23 Sep 2022

Transport opportunities in Northumberland are being accelerated thanks to the Government’s Growth Plan.

School leaders in the Coquet Partnership

Cabinet approves two-tier consultation for Amble schools

22 Sep 2022

Formal consultation on proposals to move schools in Amble to a two-tier system and create a SEND hub will now get underway after the next steps were approved by Cabinet.  

A desk containing cut outs of paper figures. The council has allocated over £2 million to help reduce inequalities in the county

Funding agreed to help reduce inequalities

22 Sep 2022

The Council has approved the allocation of funding as it works to reduce inequalities across the county and address issues around poverty. 

Residents at Blyth Carnival. On Thursday 29 September from 3pm to 5pm residents of Blyth are being invited to celebrate their home town in all its glory at the opening of a special exhibition

New exhibition will showcase pride of place in Blyth

22 Sep 2022

On Thursday 29 September from 3pm to 5pm residents of Blyth are being invited to celebrate their home town in all its glory at the opening of a special Blyth Pride of Place Project exhibition.   

Image demonstrating Peanuts in a curry costs restaurant business over £6,000 

Peanuts in a curry costs restaurant business over £6,000 

22 Sep 2022

An Indian restaurant based in Newbiggin has been ordered to pay  over £6,000 for selling a meal which contained traces of peanuts, even though it was ordered as being peanut-free.  

Image demonstrating Haydon neighbourhood plan officially ‘made’   

Haydon neighbourhood plan officially ‘made’   

22 Sep 2022

Residents of Haydon Parish, in the Tyne Valley now have more of a say over future development in their local area. 

Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland’s Tourism Sector in post-COVID Rebound

22 Sep 2022

The annual STEAM report on the economic impact of tourism in Northumberland has been released, revealing a strong bounce back from 2020 in respect to visits, expenditure and employment.

The coast at Lynemouth. Work to tackle historic pollution will be rescheduled.

Historic pollution clean-up work to be rescheduled

22 Sep 2022

Ongoing work to tackle historical pollution on the coast at Lynemouth is due to start later than expected. 

Queen Elizabeth II. Residents' views are being sought on plans for a new memorial to her

Residents' views sought on permanent memorial for Queen Elizabeth II

21 Sep 2022

People in Northumberland are being encouraged to give their views on a permanent memorial in the county to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

Image demonstrating Exercise for free with Active Northumberland on National Fitness Day!  

Exercise for free with Active Northumberland on National Fitness Day!  

20 Sep 2022

  Active Northumberland is set to throw open the doors to its sports centres on Wednesday 21st September, offering a free activity for everyone to try as part of National Fitness Day 2022.    

Image demonstrating Landlords invited to free information event  

Landlords invited to free information event  

20 Sep 2022

Landlords and agents are being invited to attend a free event aimed at providing updates on new housing legislation and industry issues. 

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Plan approved to tackle inequality in Northumberland

08 Sep 2022

A plan to tackle inequalities in Northumberland has been presented to the Northumberland Health and Wellbeing Board for approval.

Image demonstrating Newbiggin sports and community hub opens to the public 

Newbiggin sports and community hub opens to the public 

07 Sep 2022

The new look Newbiggin sports and community hub has opened  to the public following a major refurbishment project. 

Results Day at James Calvert Spence College

Support for families as schools welcome pupils back to the classroom 

07 Sep 2022

Children and young people are heading back to the classroom this week to start the new academic year. 

Image demonstrating New Berwick exercise class for people with MS

New Berwick exercise class for people with MS

06 Sep 2022

  A new weekly exercise class, geared specifically to help people with Multiple Sclerosis is to start at Berwick’s new sports and leisure centre next week and is thought to be the first of its kind in the county. 

Image demonstrating Businesses urged to think about their fire risks

Businesses urged to think about their fire risks

02 Sep 2022

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is encouraging the county’s businesses to think about their own fire risks as part of a national Business Safety Week which runs from 5th - 11th September.  

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Free blood pressure checks in Northumberland

02 Sep 2022

Northumberland County Council’s Health Trainer Service is offering free blood pressure checks to local residents during Know Your Numbers! Week 2022.

Coquet Partnership

Cabinet set to consider next steps in £36.6m Amble schools investment

01 Sep 2022

Proposals to move Amble’s schools to a two-tier system and create a new SEND hub will go before councillors next week (September 8.) 

The aftermath of a fire in Redesdale showing burnt trees

Partners thanked for wildfire support

01 Sep 2022

Following the successful management of a four-day wildfire near Redesdale, Forestry England has thanked the individuals and organisations involved in tackling the incident for their support.

An outdoor shot of Berwick Barracks

Arts Minister visits Berwick Barracks

01 Sep 2022

The Arts Minister, Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay has visited Berwick Barracks.