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Have your say on waste in Northumberland

15 May 2021

Take part in the council’s latest waste satisfaction survey for the chance to win £50. 

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Work nearing completion on Berwick's Old Bridge

14 May 2021

A comprehensive programme of work to restore and refurbish Berwick’s historic Old Bridge is nearing completion. 

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Public Health England statement on Covid-19 Indian variant

14 May 2021

Public Health England has issued a statement on current levels of the Covid-19 Indian variant in the region:

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County backs clean-up mission

14 May 2021

The County Council is once again pledging its support as Keep Britain Tidy launches its annual Great British Spring Clean.  

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"Thank you for helping us take the next step forward"

14 May 2021

The local Directors of Public Health have thanked the public for their ongoing help against coronavirus.

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Hexham temporary traffic restrictions to be lifted

12 May 2021

Temporary traffic restrictions in Hexham which were put in as part of the Council's Covid response will be lifted to coincide with the latest lockdown easing on May 17th. 

Annual Report for Education 2020

Education Annual Report reflects on extraordinary time for education.

11 May 2021

Inspiring and equipping the next generation is the focus of this year’s Education and Skills Annual Report.

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Booking open for Active Northumberland exercise classes 

11 May 2021

Active Northumberland is gearing up to welcome customers back to indoor group exercise classes following the further easing of lockdown restrictions on May 17. 

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Northumberland Lottery celebrates first anniversary

11 May 2021

Northumberland Lottery celebrated its first anniversary having raised almost £40k for good causes in the county.

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Make a difference this foster care fortnight

06 May 2021

Northumberland’s Foster Care Team are this month showing why they care to encourage others to join them and help children and young people.

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Residents urged to report their home tests

06 May 2021

Residents are being reminded of the importance of reporting their home test via the government service.

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Second Northumberland Business Resilience Grant launched

05 May 2021

The council has launched a second phase of its successful Business Resilience Grant (BRG) scheme. 

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Final preparations underway for local elections 

04 May 2021

With just a few days to go until the local government and Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner elections, preparations are being finalised to ensure that voting is safe for both residents and staff. 

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Read Regional returns digitally for 2021

04 May 2021

Read Regional, the annual reading campaign for the North of England, returns this spring for a series of digital events hosted by libraries across the region and Northumberland Libraries are taking part.

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Project brings 18th century cookery writer to life

04 May 2021

The story of a Northumberland cookery book writer who was known the world-over is being brought to life for a new generation.

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Go global with Mission Discovery

04 May 2021

Help Northumberland’s children and young people be part of something extraordinary this autumn through a 5-day NASA Astronaut led STEM course, Mission Discovery. 

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May Bank Holiday bin collections

30 Apr 2021

Adjusted bin collections from Monday 3 May due to May Bank Holiday.

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Second Northumberland Business Resilience Grant set to launch soon

30 Apr 2021

The council is preparing to launch the second phase of its successful Business Resilience Grant (BRG) scheme. 

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Rapid tests delivered to communities across Northumberland

30 Apr 2021

A symptom free Covid testing programme in Northumberland is being further developed to offer a more community focused response.

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Northumberland’s children get on two wheels to school

29 Apr 2021

Children across Northumberland are being actively encouraged by their schools to get on their bikes as part of this year’s Big Pedal 2021. 

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More support for hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses in Northumberland

28 Apr 2021

Applications have opened for a new grant – to support businesses which are not in the business rates system but would otherwise have been eligible for a Government Restart Grant. 

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Census 2021; time is running out to complete your questionnaire 

28 Apr 2021

If you have yet to fill in your census questionnaire there is still time to play your part - but you will need to be quick. 

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New classes will help mums-to-be prepare for birth   

28 Apr 2021

Two new online classes, aimed at helping mums-to-be to keep active and help prepare for the birth of their child, have started in April with another due to start in May. 

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Northumberland - Live it. Love it. Leave it Unspoilt

28 Apr 2021

As the May Bank Holiday fast approaches, Northumberland County Council and Visit Northumberland are welcoming visitors with open arms as well as reminding tourists of the Countryside Code.

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Help to protect Northumberland’s shorebirds this nesting season

28 Apr 2021

A council scheme to protect the birds and dunes of the Northumberland coast, is asking all residents and visitors to help protect precious birdlife during the nesting season.