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Holocaust memorial event at County Hall

11 Dec 2019

Northumberland County Council held an event in remembrance of those who died through persecution during the Holocaust and by the hand of genocide since.

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Council wins West Thirston appeal

10 Dec 2019

The council has won an appeal against its refusal to grant planning permission for a proposed development at West Thirston.

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18 new school places for pupils with SEND

10 Dec 2019

The council has agreed a pilot scheme which will see 18 new places for SEND pupils in mainstream schools in the county

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Rescue dogs to be stars of 2020 charity calendar

09 Dec 2019

A charity calendar featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland is now for sale with all the proceeds going to four local animal charities.

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Northumberland community pub helping local children

09 Dec 2019

Owners of the The Northumberland Arms pub in Bedlington have offered their support for local children.

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Don’t forget to post your postal vote

06 Dec 2019

With just a few days to go until the UK Parliamentary General Election, postal voters are being urged to complete and return their postal ballot papers.

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Temporary car park to open in Morpeth

05 Dec 2019

A Morpeth town centre car park is set to re-open this weekend (Dec 7-8) to provide extra spaces during the busy festive period.

Hexham - the happiest place to live in Britain

Hexham - the happiest place to live in Britain

04 Dec 2019

The historic market town of Hexham has been named as the happiest place to live in Britain.

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A musical journey for Bedlington boy

03 Dec 2019

A local boy has overcome challenges with the help of a music partnership with schools in Northumberland.

The words have your say

Further consultation on West Woodburn school

02 Dec 2019

The council's cabinet has agreed to carry out further consultation on the future of West Woodburn First School.

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Northumberland wins Silver at British Travel Awards

28 Nov 2019

We are proud to announce that Northumberland has been awarded SILVER in the category of Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards!

Julie Mills at the National Apprenticeship Awards

Julie is national apprentice of the year!

28 Nov 2019

Northumberland apprentice Julie Mills was a winner at last night’s annual National Apprenticeship Awards. 

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Learning Disability Nursing centenary rocks

28 Nov 2019

To celebrate the 100th birthday of learning disability nursing this year, 100 decorative rocks are being placed in mystery locations around Northumberland.

Delegates at the second Borderlands conference

Borderlands schemes set to start in 2020

27 Nov 2019

It is anticipated that delivery of schemes under the £394.5million Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal will start next year - delegates at the second Borderlands Conference have been told. 

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Real Christmas trees on sale at Hepscott Park

27 Nov 2019

Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit is now selling good quality Christmas trees.

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Black Friday sales - Watch out for scams and be aware of your rights

25 Nov 2019

Black Friday deals might not always be the bargains they seem to be - is the warning from Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards.

Allendale Primary students and staff receiving their award

Schools top the region for sustainable travel

25 Nov 2019

Northumberland schools have topped the region in the 2019 Modeshift STARS awards.

Westmorland Way roundabout

Improvement works complete at Cramlington junction

22 Nov 2019

A scheme to improve safety and traffic flows at a busy Cramlington town centre junction has been completed on schedule.

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Staycation Award win for Northumberland

22 Nov 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Northumberland has been crowned Seaside Staycation of the Year in iNewspaper’s first ever Staycation Awards!

Join the Winter Mini Challenge

Join the Winter Mini Challenge for a sled-load of reading fun

21 Nov 2019

Libraries across Northumberland are running a Christmas Reading Challenge from Monday 2nd December through to Monday 13th January.

 European Fire Safety Award ceremony 2019

Fire scheme scoops top European award

20 Nov 2019

The Firefighters Plus project has won the European Fire Safety Award 2019

Ignite: Festival of Flame one of the Great Northumberland Winter Festival events

Exciting events planned for Great Northumberland Winter Festival

20 Nov 2019

The Great Northumberland Winter Festival continues with some exciting events planned for the remainder of 2019.

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Snow Wardens sought for new scheme

19 Nov 2019

Community volunteers are being sought to help clear snow and ice from Northumberland’s pavements and paths this winter.

Council officers sleep out

Big Sleep out raises funds and awareness of homelessness

19 Nov 2019

Three Northumberland County Council employees  joined over 60 regional business leaders to sleep out in sub zero temperatures and raise awareness of the plight of the homeless.

Winners of the Discover our Land Photo competition, Charlotte Christian, 12, with Ashley Corr and photographer and competition judge Neil Denham (Centre)

Winners of photo competition announced

19 Nov 2019

The winners of the Discover our Land “Days Out” photo competition which celebrated fantastic places to go in Northumberland have been announced.