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Northumberland community shielding hub up and running

29 Mar 2020

The Government has now established a system to ensure those most severely at risk of illness will receive free essential food parcels delivered to their front doors.

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Register now for COVID-19 small business grant funding

27 Mar 2020

Businesses in Northumberland can register now for small business grant funding to help mitigate the impacts of coronavirus

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Recruitment drive to boost essential council services

27 Mar 2020

The council has launched a recruitment campaign to bolster key roles to help residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Specialist hub is supporting Northumberland businesses

27 Mar 2020

The council has established a specialist team to support businesses and employers both during and after the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Home learning pack for parents of under 5s

25 Mar 2020

The council’s early years team has pulled together a weekly home learning package for the parents of under 5s.


Car parks closed as people urged to stay at home - 25 March 2020

25 Mar 2020

Car parks at some of the most beautiful tourism destinations along the Northumberland coast have had to be closed following the Government’s latest guidance on all non-essential travel and clear instruction that people should stay at home.

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Council’s trading standards investigate inflated pricing - 25 March 2020

25 Mar 2020

Northumberland Trading Standards team have been investigating highly inflated and misleading pricing of toiletries and similar products as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, and are asking residents to be aware and report any unethical pricing.

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Rallying support for new volunteers in Northumberland - 25 March 2020

25 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council is launching a new initiative to support the phenomenal volunteering networks that have been rallying support across the county in response to COVID-19.

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Active Northumberland centres close, but fitness classes run online - 24 March 2020

24 Mar 2020

Active Northumberland sports and leisure centres around the county have closed temporarily following the Government’s protocols to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus

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Public access to our buildings from 23 March 2020

23 Mar 2020

Following Government advice, the council is now planning to restrict public access to our buildings from 12noon on Monday 23 March 2020.

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Residents reminded to heed social distancing advice - 23 March 2020

23 Mar 2020

Northumberland residents are being reminded that they must heed social distancing advice as the country tackles the coronavirus pandemic.

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Survey reports improved environment at Narrowgate

23 Mar 2020

The results of a survey on the impact of a trial pedestrianisation scheme in Alnwick have been published.

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Council supporting communities across Northumberland - Friday 20 March

20 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council has offered further reassurance to residents, businesses and communities as it continues to fully support them through the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

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Positive COVID-19 cases in Northumberland - 19 March 2020

19 Mar 2020

Four Northumberland residents have now tested positive for COVID-19


Latest information on Northumberland Library Service - Wed March 18 2020

18 Mar 2020

All events and activities at Northumberland’s libraries have been cancelled with immediate effect until further notice.


Statement on Library Service Provision - Wed 18 March 2020

18 Mar 2020

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all events and activities in our libraries until further notice.

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Dogs rescued from Rothbury puppy farm

18 Mar 2020

Partnership operation sees 20 plus dogs rescued from appalling conditions at a puppy farm in Northumberland.

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Northumberland schools to close due to COVID-19 - 18 March 2020

18 Mar 2020

Schools across Northumberland are set to close from Friday 20 March to all children except those with key workers and the most vulnerable children.

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Community grant scheme open for next round of bids

17 Mar 2020

Community groups across the county are being offered funding to help deliver projects as Northumberland County Council extends its community chest scheme for another year.

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Iconic Berwick bridge to be refurbished

17 Mar 2020

Berwick’s historic Old Bridge is to undergo a £800,000 restoration and refurbishment as part of a range of improvement schemes.

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Cafes close but Country Parks remain open - 17 March 2020

17 Mar 2020

Cafes at Country Parks in Northumberland will be closed from tomorrow until further notice.

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New centre opens its doors at Haydon Bridge

16 Mar 2020

Work is complete on a fantastic new vocational centre at Haydon Bridge High School.


Council reassures Northumberland residents

13 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council is reassuring residents and businesses they will be fully supported during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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A challenge we owed to every child

12 Mar 2020

How our social care services team secured a "Good" Ofsted rating

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Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan to be legally ‘made’

10 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council’s cabinet has agreed to formally ‘make’ the Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan.