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Calling all the county's creative freelancers!

10 Jul 2020

Creative Freelancers in Northumberland are being asked to take part in a research project to help shape the future of their industry.

Councillor Christine Dunbar and Cramlington Village Primary Principal Debbie Wylie.

Digital learning given a boost

09 Jul 2020

Hundreds of children will benefit from IT equipment and wifi routers.

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Don’t get caught out – make sure you’re on the electoral register

09 Jul 2020

Residents in Northumberland are being urged to safeguard their vote at election time by sparing just a few minutes of their time to make sure their name is on the electoral register. 

Blyth town centre

Blyth scoops extra funding for town centre scheme

09 Jul 2020

Blyth is to get a further £750,000 cash boost as plans for its regeneration continue to gather pace.

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Council welcomes digital boost for county

08 Jul 2020

Northumberland County Council has appointed telecommunications company BT to deliver a major scheme to boost digital connectivity in the county.

Seahouses Harbour

New accessible facilities get green light

07 Jul 2020

New accessible toilet facilities in two of the county’s key tourist locations have been given the green light.

The Union Chain Bridge

Work to start on Union Chain Bridge restoration

07 Jul 2020

The restoration of the world-famous 200-year-old Union Chain Bridge has taken a big step forward with the appointment of the main works contractor. 

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Learning from lockdown

07 Jul 2020

Parents and carers of children with special educational needs are being asked to help the Council understand the impact COVID-19 has had on them.

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Company donates £7,000 of products to county's vulnerable

07 Jul 2020

Multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble (P&G) has donated more than £7,000 worth of products to help vulnerable and at risk residents in Northumberland.

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Residents warned to beware of cold callers selling fish

06 Jul 2020

Northumberland County Council’s Public Protection Service is warning residents of the dangers of dealing with doorstep callers selling fish, following a recent spate of incidents across the county.

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Active Northumberland delivers virtual weight management programme 

06 Jul 2020

Active Northumberland has started a virtual weight management course, with sessions delivered over the video conferencing platform Zoom to participants across the county.

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Safety key as county prepares for lockdown easing

03 Jul 2020

Safety remains the priority as the council works with residents and businesses as lockdown restrictions are eased further from this weekend.

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Northumberland’s Local Outbreak Prevention Plan published

03 Jul 2020

Northumberland County Council’s has published its Local Outbreak Prevention and Control Plan outlining actions that will be taken where confirmed or suspected cases of Coronavirus are identified within priority settings in the county.

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Council is full of PRIDE

03 Jul 2020

As Pride month drew to a close, Northumberland County Council took time to reflect on the fantastic activities that took place.

Tourism and Hospitality Hub

Dedicated Tourism hub set up to support businesses

02 Jul 2020

A dedicated support hub for Tourism and Hospitality businesses has been set up by Northumberland County Council.

Summer Reading Challenge

Get Silly with Northumberland Libraries

02 Jul 2020

Northumberland Libraries want children to join in the fun and keep reading as part of Silly Squad, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

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Northumberland residents ‘Walking on Sunshine’

01 Jul 2020

Celebrities have been showing their support for a community dance-along which showcased the county’s kindness

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Visitor centre refurbishment complete

30 Jun 2020

Work is complete on the transformation of one of the county’s top country park visitor centres.

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Weddings and Civil Partnership Ceremonies update

30 Jun 2020

Couples looking to get married in Northumberland in the next few months will be contacted by the Northumberland Registration Service, following new government guidance.

Secondary School - Ponteland

Ponteland Schools and Leisure development update

30 Jun 2020

Contractors working on the Ponteland Schools and Leisure development are being praised by the Council.

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Phased re-opening for county's libraries

29 Jun 2020

Following the government’s recent announcement, the County Council is now planning for a phased reopening of its library services from Monday 6th July 2020.

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Unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers

26 Jun 2020

Northumberland Library members can now access thousands of magazines and newspapers online thanks to a new digital service.

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More funding to boost rural connectivity in the Borderlands

25 Jun 2020

More funding is now available to help homes and businesses in rural areas of Northumberland and Cumbria get access to much faster and more reliable internet connections.

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Colourful scenes to adorn town centre shop

25 Jun 2020

The council is providing artwork wraps to improve the look of a closed store in a prominent location in Hexham town centre.

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Ambitious Covid-19 recovery plan gets seal of approval

23 Jun 2020

An ambitious recovery plan has been approved by the council’s cabinet today - setting out how the council and the county can recover.