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Northumberland Local Plan Phase 2 hearings get underway

20 Oct 2020

The next stage in completion of a Local Plan for the whole of Northumberland gets underway this week.

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Berwick pupils praised for graffiti clean-up

19 Oct 2020

Two Berwick teenagers have been recognised for their efforts in tackling graffiti in their local area. 

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Area to stay at "High" alert level, leaders confirm

16 Oct 2020

Following constructive discussions with Government today it's confirmed our area will stay at High Alert Level 2.

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New survey seeks views on Blyth's future

16 Oct 2020

A new survey is encouraging people to have their say on developing plans for Blyth. 

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New 20mph zone for Alnwick town centre

16 Oct 2020

A temporary 20mph zone is being introduced in Alnwick town centre. 

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Spooky goings on with Northumberland Libraries this Halloween

15 Oct 2020

Whilst children may not be able to take part in their usual Halloween activities like Trick and Treating this year, never fear - Northumberland Libraries have been getting creative so families can have lots of fun at home instead.

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Northumberland schools take part in Walk to School month

15 Oct 2020

Children and young people across Northumberland are choosing to walk to school as part of ‘International Walk to School’ month.  

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County parks once again among the UK’s best  

15 Oct 2020

Eleven Northumberland’s parks have been awarded prestigious Green Flag Awards by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises them as some of the very best in the country. 

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Get Online Week 2020 with Northumberland Libraries

15 Oct 2020

Northumberland Libraries are getting involved in Get Online Week 2020 next week by highlighting their digital services.

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Joint LA7 Leaders statement: opposition to move to Tier 3

15 Oct 2020

The Leaders of all seven councils in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, along with the North of Tyne Mayor and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, remain united in our approach to tackling the pandemic.

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Northumberland showcased at STEMfest in space

15 Oct 2020

STEMFest in space was a virtual event engaging as many young people as possible in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.

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Ground investigations starting on the Northumberland Line

14 Oct 2020

Work is getting underway next week to explore ground conditions on the route of the proposed Northumberland Line. 

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Ensure dog microchip details are up to date – it's the law 

14 Oct 2020

Northumberland County Council is urging all dog owners to ensure their dogs are microchipped and that the details that are held on record are kept up to date.

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Our current restrictions are enough says Council Leader

14 Oct 2020

Conversations are ongoing with government about our fight against Covid -19.

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Position Statement: Remembrance Parade and Services

13 Oct 2020

Northumberland County Council Position Statement: Remembrance Parade and Services

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Glass recycling trial agreed and will start soon

13 Oct 2020

The council’s cabinet has approved a trial scheme where 4,000 homes will be able to recycle glass bottles and jars in a new wheeled bin.

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Second county pub closed for Covid breaches

13 Oct 2020

A second Northumberland pub has been closed down for breaching Covid regulations. 

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Free school meals will continue

12 Oct 2020

Parents and carers of children in Northumberland who are eligible for free school meals are being reassured that these will continue to be provided.

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Blyth Mother and son prosecuted for animal neglect 

12 Oct 2020

  A Blyth mother and son have been prosecuted for neglect of their dogs by Northumberland County Council. 

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Self-isolation support scheme now live

12 Oct 2020

A new scheme has been introduced which will give financial support to people who are required by law to self-isolate and who are on low incomes.

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Full Closure Order served on Berwick property following complaints 

12 Oct 2020

A full closure order has been served on a house in Berwick due to continued and escalating anti-social behaviour at the property and the breaching of Covid 19 regulations.  

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Local leaders react to Prime Minister's announcement

12 Oct 2020

Following discussions with Leaders and MPs across the region, the Government has indicated today that the North East region will be subject the ‘high’ level - as with all other areas, this will be kept under close review by Government and Public Health England and subject to change at any time in line with case numbers, hospital admissions and local hospital capacity. 

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Local Democracy Week 2020

12 Oct 2020

Northumberland’s young people encouraged to get involved in democracy.

Archives receive cash boost from Culture Recovery Fund

Archives receive cash boost from Culture Recovery Fund

09 Oct 2020

Northumberland Archives have been awarded funding from the Culture Recovery Fund to help it recover from Covid19.

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Charity founder picks up national award

09 Oct 2020

The founder of an Ashington based charity has won a national entrepreneur award.