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Council supports HIV/AIDS awareness campaign

20 Oct 2021

Along with partners from the Eyes Open Steering Group, Northumberland County Council is supporting the ‘U=U’ campaign to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.

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Grant available for community led affordable housing  

20 Oct 2021

  A fund that is available to assist community led affordable housing schemes across the county is reaping real results for local people, and there is still money left in the pot to support similar community projects. 

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Covid business funding still available

19 Oct 2021

Grant funding to support Northumberland-based businesses recover from Covid-19 is still available. 

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Half term fun with Northumberland Libraries

19 Oct 2021

If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained this October Half Term then Northumberland Libraries have got it sorted.

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County parks once again among the UK’s best

14 Oct 2021

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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River Wansbeck trial aims to improve water quality

14 Oct 2021

Sluice gates which manage water levels in the River Wansbeck will be open for three months as part of efforts to reduce silt build up.

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Librarian shortlisted for Romantic Novelists' Association Industry Awards

14 Oct 2021

Northumberland librarian, Michelle Watson, has been shortlisted in the Library or Librarian of the Year category for the Romantic Novelists' Association's annual Industry Awards for 2021.

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Blyth Sports Centre £5million transformation now complete

13 Oct 2021

An exciting £5 million scheme to completely transform and modernise Blyth Sports Centre is complete, and members of the public can now enjoy the fantastic new facilities and services within it.

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Have your say on relocation and co-educational provision at Atkinson House School

13 Oct 2021

Proposals to consider the re-location and co-educational provision at Atkinson House School have been approved.

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Have your say on the amalgamation of Seaton Valley schools

13 Oct 2021

Consultation process approved for proposals to amalgamate Seaton Sluice Middle School with Whytrig Middle School and Astley High School.

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Support available for families during October half-term

12 Oct 2021

Families will continue to be supported this October half-term thanks to funding made available to support with food, fuel or uniform. 

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Thirston Neighbourhood Plan is officially 'made' 

12 Oct 2021

  Residents of Thirston now have more of a say over future development in their parish, following the adoption of a neighbourhood plan for their area. 

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Council Tax Support Scheme set to remain unchanged

12 Oct 2021

Council tax support is set to remain unchanged in Northumberland next year – and the county’s scheme will still be one of the most generous in the region. 

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Nature reserve improvements get the go-ahead

12 Oct 2021

A new and improved carpark at a well-loved nature reserve has been given the green light. 

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Northumberland joins national fostering drive

12 Oct 2021

Northumberland has joined thirty-plus local councils and trusts to recruit more foster carers across England, with the national release of a new short film.

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Culture and Creative Zone earmarked for Berwick

12 Oct 2021

A Culture and Creative zone (CCZ) is to be set up in Berwick to help support the growth of the cultural sector in Northumberland.

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Newbiggin Promenade improvement works to start

11 Oct 2021

Improvement works to Newbiggin Promenade are getting underway in late October. 

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Local RDA riders in the ribbons at national online finals

11 Oct 2021

  Six local riders who train at Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Centre in Morpeth competed in the first ever virtual national RDA Championships and scooped some fantastic scores and top prizes. 

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Ashington Spa scoops top North East Beauty Award 

11 Oct 2021

The wonderful beauty team who operate the Active Northumberland Tranquillity Spa in Ashington, have won Team of the Year at the prestigious North East Beauty Industry Awards. 

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Time capsule buried beneath new Morpeth Sports Centre 

11 Oct 2021

A time capsule has been buried at the site of the council’s new flagship £21 million leisure centre in Morpeth. 

Cllr Caroline Ball, Ashington Central ward, presents Nathan Bush, 8, of Ashington with his Summer Reading Challenge prize

Children across county take part in Reading Challenge

07 Oct 2021

Thousands of children across Northumberland took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

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New A69 Hexham junction upgrade opens to traffic

07 Oct 2021

A congestion-busting junction improvement from National Highways which will support the economic growth of the north of England is now in its final stages. 

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Employability skills boost for young people

06 Oct 2021

Not in education or employment, but looking for your next challenge?

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Northumberland County Council celebrates National Customer Service Week 2021

04 Oct 2021

Northumberland County Council is celebrating this year’s National Customer Service Week (NCSW), which is being held from 4 – 8 October 2021. 

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It’s back! A Marathon effort as “Britain’s Most Beautiful” returns in style 

03 Oct 2021

Plans for the 11th Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend began in earnest shortly after the tenth anniversary event drew to a close. Today (Sunday 3 October), two years on, thousands of runners turned out in force to mark a triumphant return.