Missing dog found after six weeks

19 Oct 2018

​Northumberland County Council’s Animal Welfare Team have helped reunite a lost dog with its owners.

Council scoops top IT award for its collaboration work

19 Oct 2018

Northumberland County Council scooped a top award in this year’s Dynamites Awards - which recognise skill in the IT and technology sector.

Northumberland top list of nominees in this year's North East England Tourism Awards

18 Oct 2018

Northumberland has topped the list of nominees at this year’s North East England Tourism Awards.

Regional Adoption Agency gets the green light

18 Oct 2018

Adopt North East, the brand new regional adoption agency, has officially been given the go ahead by the five local authorities supporting the new service.

Drive launched to keep our roadsides clean

17 Oct 2018

A major campaign is underway encouraging motorists to play their part in keeping the county clean and green.

Special anniversary unveiling for Northumberland Victoria Cross holder

17 Oct 2018

A commemorative stone was unveiled at a ceremony at Widdrington Station to mark the 100th Anniversary of the awarding of the Victoria Cross to James Bulmer Johnson.

Public invited to hear more on Blyth site plans

17 Oct 2018

The council's development company is to host a public information event to mark the next stage in attracting investment on the former Blyth Power Station and Ash Dock site at Cambois.

Careers event helps students plan their future

16 Oct 2018

An event has been held to help young people with special educational needs understand the range of post 16 options available to them as they plan for their future.

Children’s art project unveiled in Newbiggin

16 Oct 2018

Young people from local Duke’s Secondary School were invited to take part in an art project to decorate a newly built public toilet block in Newbiggin, and the artwork has now been unveiled.

Knowledge and best practice was shared at social work conference

16 Oct 2018

Northumberland County Council recently attended the North East Children’s Social Work Conference to share knowledge, experience and best practice across other local authorities.

Digital champions help residents get online

15 Oct 2018

Residents who don’t have access to the internet, or the skills they need to make the most of it, can get free help in Northumberland libraries to open up the wonders of the web.

Council working to bring empty homes back into use

15 Oct 2018

As National Empty Homes Week (15-21 Oct) gets underway Northumberland County Council has released figures showing how they are tackling the issue.

Help at hand to try one new thing during Get Online Week

12 Oct 2018

Northumberland Libraries is encouraging residents to make the most of the internet as part of national Get Online Week from October 15 - October 21.

Community Choirs perform in local libraries

10 Oct 2018

On Saturday 13 October, to mark National Libraries Week, community choirs will be singing in Northumberland Libraries.

Call out for volunteers on World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2018

On World Mental Health Day (10 October) a call out is being made for volunteers to come forward and act as support buddies to help people in Northumberland with mental health issues to become physically active.

Changes to bin collections

09 Oct 2018

Changes to bin collection days for more than 27,000 residents are being introduced in the county.

Roadshows to provide support and advice for elderly

09 Oct 2018

Two Winter Warmer roadshows will be held in Northumberland this week to help older people to stay active, safe and connected in their communities.

Northumberland businesses get the ‘Digital Knowhow’

09 Oct 2018

More than 100 businesses and charities attended a special workshop in the county aimed at helping them flourish in a digital future.

Council gets budget under control to reduce budget gap to £36m

09 Oct 2018

​Northumberland County Council have published revised budget proposals for 2019-2022 following Cabinet approval.

Ministerial backing for new Darras Hall Primary School

08 Oct 2018

The Secretary of State for Education has made a visit to a newly built primary school in Northumberland today (October 8th).

Public encouraged to attend Union Chain Bridge consultation events

08 Oct 2018

A series of consultation events with local residents, teachers and community groups will be held this month as further progress is made on the second round National Lottery bid for the Union Chain Bridge project.

Fighting Fly tipping in Cramlington

08 Oct 2018

The fight against fly tipping in the county is continuing, and this month the focus has been on a waste dumping hotspot in Cramlington.

Welcome boost for education funding

08 Oct 2018

Job prospects and opportunities for young people in Northumberland are set to be boosted by a new £24 million programme for the north east, the Education Secretary has announced.

Thousands complete Britain's most beautiful marathon

07 Oct 2018

Thousands complete Britain's most beautiful marathon Over 1,000 exhausted but exhilarated runners crossed the finish line of what is undoubtedly Britain's most beautiful marathon today (Sunday 7 October)

Northumberland and Scottish Fire Service collaborate on remote wildfire training

04 Oct 2018

Firefighters in Northumberland have tackled a number of wildfires this summer after the enduring heat wave made the countryside dangerously flammable.