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Musical achievements get schools’ singing

20 Feb 2020

More schools in Northumberland are benefitting from a music education hub than in many similar partnerships across the country.

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Challenge successfully helps new mums get more active

20 Feb 2020

A group of new mothers living in south east Northumberland have just completed a fantastic new challenge aimed at helping them to get more active following the birth of their babies.

Paul Jones, Director of Local Services, Cllr Glen Sanderson and Jamie Grainger from fleet services.

Green power on test for council fleet

19 Feb 2020

The council has begun testing electric vans as it looks to ways of future proofing its fleet.

Cllr Peter Jackson, leader of council

Budget approved to invest in Northumberland’s future

19 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council has agreed its budget for 2020/21 which outlines an ambitious programme of investment across the county.

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Fly tipper’s car crushed for illegally dumping waste in Northumberland

18 Feb 2020

A vehicle that was used for fly tipping in Northumberland has been seized and crushed by the county council as it continues its zero tolerance approach to this environmental crime.

Dr Adrian Olser and Celia Collinson from the Alnmouth Local History Society standing outside of Woodhorn Museum with documents from Dickson, Archer and Thorp

Generous donations help grow archives collection

17 Feb 2020

Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn continue to add to their collection of documents from Dickson, Archer & Thorp solicitors of Alnwick. 

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Tour of Britain brings £4.25 million boost to region

17 Feb 2020

The Tour of Britain cycle race which blazed through North of Tyne last September boosted the local economy by more than £4.25 million, an independent report has revealed.

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Council to relocate Cramlington services

14 Feb 2020

Cramlington Library and Northumberland County Council’s Customer Service Centre will be given a new home, following agreement by the council’s cabinet.

A sketch of plans for Blyth town centre

Drop-in event for Blyth town centre plans

14 Feb 2020

Blyth residents are being invited to a special open day to see the latest plans for the redevelopment of the town centre

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Fire Chief awarded Queen’s Fire Service Medal

14 Feb 2020

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating as its Chief Paul Hedley has been presented with the Queen’s Fire Service Medal.

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A1068 roadworks to be rescheduled

14 Feb 2020

Roadworks planned for the A1068 near Amble from February 24th are to be rescheduled.

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Beware of Romance Scammers seeking money

13 Feb 2020

As Valentine's Day is upon us Northumberland Trading Standards has issued a warning to those looking for love.

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Northumberland Libraries celebrate reading campaign with festival of books and films

13 Feb 2020

New Writing North, the literature development agency for the North of England, has announced its list of 10 ‘must-read’ titles by northern authors for 2020.

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Signs are clear in Cramlington

13 Feb 2020

Finding your way around Cramlington’s network of paths and cycleways is set to become a whole lot easier.

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Council to purchase affordable housing for local people in need

12 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council has agreed to fund the purchase of  33 new affordable houses in the county.

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County tree-planting scheme branches out

11 Feb 2020

The first of more than 600 new trees are being planted across Northumberland - making the county greener and cleaner.

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Further £10m commitment to bringing back rail service

11 Feb 2020

The re-introduction of direct passenger trains between south-east Northumberland and the centre of Newcastle in the next three years is nearer than ever.

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Extra funding for county's rural roads

10 Feb 2020

An extra £15 million funding for rural roads and path repairs across the county is earmarked for this year’s budget. 

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Council looks to pioneering broadband scheme

07 Feb 2020

Some of the most rural households in Northumberland could soon be connected to broadband through a unique initiative being pioneered by the council.

Cllr Wayne Daley cutting the ribbon to launch the new benches

New benches encourage taking ‘time to talk’

07 Feb 2020

Blyth Central Children's Centre has unveiled some new benches, aimed at combating loneliness.

Morpeth's Market Square

Boost for Morpeth's historic market

06 Feb 2020

Morpeth’s historic market is to undergo a transformation to improve its offer and attract more customers to the town.

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Duchess of Northumberland visits Eastlea Primary School

06 Feb 2020

Pupils at Eastlea Primary School in Cramlington had the opportunity to meet Her Grace, the Duchess of Northumberland when she visited the school to raise a new school flag on the school grounds.

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Council is Ready for Change

06 Feb 2020

It is time to change how we all think about mental health in the workplace and Northumberland County Council has become the latest organisation to show its commitment to staff by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

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Funding confirmed for Berwick’s first 3G football pitch 

05 Feb 2020

Berwick is to get its first ever artificial grass pitch which will provide high quality football facilities for young people and adults in the town right throughout the year.

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Lego tournament sees Northumberland schools battle robots

05 Feb 2020

Pupils from seven Northumberland schools put their problem solving and team work skills to the test at Northumberland’s first ever FIRST LEGO League Tournament.