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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Shout out to Northumberland’s Early Years providers.

25 Jun 2020

Thanks is being paid to those early year providers who have worked tirelessly over the past 14-weeks to ensure the youngest of our children have continued to be cared for during this difficult time.

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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.

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Tynedale House showcase parade with Pride

23 Jun 2020

In celebration of Pride Month, staff and residents at Tynedale House care home in Blyth organised their own Acceptance Pride event.

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Second phase of £5 million investment work to start at Blyth Sports Centre

22 Jun 2020

The second phase of an exciting £5 million scheme, funded by Northumberland County Council,  to rejuvenate and modernise Blyth Sports Centre is due to start this week.

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Businesses encouraged to sign pledge to Armed Forces

22 Jun 2020

Businesses across Northumberland are being encouraged to sign up to a public pact to ensure lifelong practical backing for our armed forces and their families.

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Start talking about loneliness

19 Jun 2020

Residents in Northumberland are being urged to start talking about loneliness to help tackle the stigma it holds, and to promote the importance of social connections, as the issue takes centre stage as part of Loneliness Awareness Week 2020.

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New public rights of way for East and West Chevington

19 Jun 2020

Eight new public bridleways and one new public footpath are set to be created on land which was formerly part of the Maidens Hall opencast site at East and West Chevington.

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Grant launched to support uniformed youth groups

18 Jun 2020

Uniformed youth groups across Northumberland are to benefit from thousands of pounds in funding to support their work in the community.

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School Games Go Virtual

18 Jun 2020

A virtual version of the Northumberland and Tyne & Wear School Games Festival, which involves hundreds of young people from the county’s primary and secondary schools, will launch on Friday 19 June at 10.00am.

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Rural Businesses set for £8m boost

17 Jun 2020

Rural businesses set to benefit from £8m business support programme to stimulate growth and boost the economy.