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Multi-million pound investment in Northumberland Line

23 Jan 2021

The news that the green light’s been given to multi-million pound funding towards the Northumberland Line has been welcomed by the council and its partners.

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Inspectors commend fire and rescue service for response to Covid-19 pandemic

22 Jan 2021

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has adapted and responded effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an independent review by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

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Garden waste kerbside collections 2021

21 Jan 2021

The council’s garden waste kerbside collection service for 2021 will resume in March.

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Funding boosts digital device support

21 Jan 2021

Much-needed digital equipment is being rolled out across the county thanks to funding secured through the North of Tyne Combined Authority.  

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Inspirational 'Granny Rosie' turns 100

21 Jan 2021

Northumberland County Council Fostering Team manager is determined to give her Granny Rosie the birthday celebrations she deserves after a most difficult year.

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Winter business support package now available

21 Jan 2021

A package of support is now available for businesses in Northumberland which have been required in law to close due to Covid restrictions and the current national lockdown. 

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New online resource provides leisure activities for young children and teens 

21 Jan 2021

An online activity portal has been set up by Northumberland County Council to assist parents with leisure activities for children and teenagers who are being homeschooled. 

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Creative industry offered training support

21 Jan 2021

A new initiative has been launched to help support organisations and freelancers in Northumberland’s creative industry.

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Share your lockdown stories

15 Jan 2021

Have you been keeping a diary of your time in lockdown, or maybe you have been writing poems about your experiences?

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Residents urged to pledge to connect

15 Jan 2021

The Council are working with FACTCO to help raise awareness of fibre broadband support in the Stocksfield area.

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Council commits £3m to support £25m Blyth Town Deal bid

15 Jan 2021

The County Council has agreed to commit a further £3m towards future improvements in Blyth in a bid being submitted by the end of January 2021 to unlock a new £25m ‘Town Deal’ which is set to be agreed with Government in Spring 2021.   

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Do the right thing and stay local, leader urges

15 Jan 2021

The leader of Northumberland County Council is urging people to “do the right thing” and not travel to the county’s beaches and other beauty spots during the current national lockdown. 

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Council to purchase more affordable housing for rent in Wooler   

14 Jan 2021

Northumberland County Council has agreed to purchase four new houses in Wooler which it will rent out at an affordable rate to local people in housing need.  

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Free School meals continue for children at home

14 Jan 2021

Schoolchildren in receipt of free school meals are continuing to receive support whilst learning at home and in school.  

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Learning and wellbeing support for children and young people

14 Jan 2021

Recommended websites, apps and resources from Northumberland County Council’s Education and Skills team.  

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Residents warned to only travel if absolutely necessary

13 Jan 2021

Large parts of North East England, including Northumberland, are expected to see some very wintery weather in the coming hours. 

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Leaders urge residents to do everything they can to limit virus

11 Jan 2021

Residents are being urged to do everything they can to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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Warning for road users and residents to beware of icy conditions

08 Jan 2021

Residents are being asked to take particular care this weekend, following concerns about icy conditions on untreated surfaces. 

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Great new year news for Amble

08 Jan 2021

A new car park for Amble is now all lined up, with the council having secured planning consent and purchased the land required for its development.

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Stay at home to bring soaring infection rates down

05 Jan 2021

The region's leaders have urged people to stay at home to bring soaring infection rates down.

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New grant support for businesses during lockdown

05 Jan 2021

The government has announced £4.6billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses.

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Statement from region's leaders calling for national lockdown

04 Jan 2021

The region's leaders have said a national lockdown is required to slow spread of Covid-19.

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Statement regarding the return of schools

03 Jan 2021

The health, wellbeing and safety of Northumberland’s students, teaching and support staff remains our number one priority.  

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Phased return to school for Northumberland children

31 Dec 2020

Information about returning to school in Northumberland, following announcements made by government yesterday.

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Council officer awarded MBE for Covid efforts

30 Dec 2020

The council’s former service director for adult social care has been honoured in the New Year’s Honours List.