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It’s polling day - don’t forget to use your vote

06 May 2021

Polling stations across the county are open today, Thursday 6 May for the local government and Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

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Make a difference this foster care fortnight

06 May 2021

Northumberland’s Foster Care Team are this month showing why they care to encourage others to join them and help children and young people.

Home testing

Residents urged to report their home tests

06 May 2021

Residents are being reminded of the importance of reporting their home test via the government service.

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Second Northumberland Business Resilience Grant launched

05 May 2021

The council has launched a second phase of its successful Business Resilience Grant (BRG) scheme. 

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Final preparations underway for local elections 

04 May 2021

With just a few days to go until the local government and Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner elections, preparations are being finalised to ensure that voting is safe for both residents and staff. 

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Read Regional returns digitally for 2021

04 May 2021

Read Regional, the annual reading campaign for the North of England, returns this spring for a series of digital events hosted by libraries across the region and Northumberland Libraries are taking part.

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Project brings 18th century cookery writer to life

04 May 2021

The story of a Northumberland cookery book writer who was known the world-over is being brought to life for a new generation.

Starlight Education: Mission Discovery

Go global with Mission Discovery

04 May 2021

Help Northumberland’s children and young people be part of something extraordinary this autumn through a 5-day NASA Astronaut led STEM course, Mission Discovery. 

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May Bank Holiday bin collections

30 Apr 2021

Adjusted bin collections from Monday 3 May due to May Bank Holiday.

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Second Northumberland Business Resilience Grant set to launch soon

30 Apr 2021

The council is preparing to launch the second phase of its successful Business Resilience Grant (BRG) scheme. 

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Rapid tests delivered to communities across Northumberland

30 Apr 2021

A symptom free Covid testing programme in Northumberland is being further developed to offer a more community focused response.

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Northumberland’s children get on two wheels to school

29 Apr 2021

Children across Northumberland are being actively encouraged by their schools to get on their bikes as part of this year’s Big Pedal 2021. 

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More support for hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses in Northumberland

28 Apr 2021

Applications have opened for a new grant – to support businesses which are not in the business rates system but would otherwise have been eligible for a Government Restart Grant. 

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Census 2021; time is running out to complete your questionnaire 

28 Apr 2021

If you have yet to fill in your census questionnaire there is still time to play your part - but you will need to be quick. 

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New classes will help mums-to-be prepare for birth   

28 Apr 2021

Two new online classes, aimed at helping mums-to-be to keep active and help prepare for the birth of their child, have started in April with another due to start in May. 

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Northumberland - Live it. Love it. Leave it Unspoilt

28 Apr 2021

As the May Bank Holiday fast approaches, Northumberland County Council and Visit Northumberland are welcoming visitors with open arms as well as reminding tourists of the Countryside Code.

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Help to protect Northumberland’s shorebirds this nesting season

28 Apr 2021

A council scheme to protect the birds and dunes of the Northumberland coast, is asking all residents and visitors to help protect precious birdlife during the nesting season.

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Northumberland gets set to 'change gear'

27 Apr 2021

Northumberland County Council is asking residents to slow down and ‘change gear’ as part of a new campaign to encourage more people to ditch their cars in favour of walking and cycling.

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Safeguarding children and young people in Northumberland

27 Apr 2021

Signs of Safety is about families, their networks and professionals all working together to meet children and young people’s needs in the best way possible.  

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Residents encouraged to return postal ballots in good time 

26 Apr 2021

With Local Government and Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Elections taking place on May 6, postal ballots are now being delivered to all registered postal voters. 

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Referendum on Hexham Neighbourhood Plan

23 Apr 2021

A local referendum on the Hexham Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 6 May – alongside the County, Parish, and Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Police elections.

Waterloo Road in Blyth

Consultation to be extended on Blyth junction scheme

22 Apr 2021

A deadline for views on proposals for road improvements in Blyth has been extended.

The Big Ask

Get your child’s voice heard and make a difference

21 Apr 2021

Parents and carers are being asked to encourage their children to take part in a ‘once-in-a-generation’ review to identify barriers that could prevent them from reaching their full potential.  

Seahouses public toilets

New accessible toilet facilities open in Seahouses

20 Apr 2021

Refurbished public toilets have opened at Seahouses to improve the services in one of the county’s key tourism locations.  

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Countdown is on for local elections 

20 Apr 2021

With Local Government and Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Elections just a few weeks away, work is well underway to ensure that residents can vote safely on polling day.