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Duchess presents British Empire Medals to dedicated residents 

27 Oct 2021

Four Northumberland residents have been presented with British Empire Medals for their dedicated community and voluntary service.  

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Council Leader Welcomes Government’s Budget and Spending Review

27 Oct 2021

  The Leader of Northumberland County Council has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget and Spending Review statement today, which has set out Government funding and priorities for the next three years. 

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Work starts on major upgrade to Newbiggin Sport & Community Centre 

27 Oct 2021

Work starts on major upgrade to Newbiggin Sport Centre 

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Northumberland Trading Standards seize illicit tobacco worth £4,000  

26 Oct 2021

Over 12,000 illicit cigarettes and numerous packets of hand rolling tobacco worth £4,000 have been seized by Northumberland County Councils Trading Standards Service during a number of recent inspections. 

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Northumberland students get out of this world experience 

25 Oct 2021

Students from eight schools took part in an out of this world experience thanks to the Aldrin Family Foundation.

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Families welcomed back into Children’s Centres

22 Oct 2021

Children’s Centres in Northumberland are welcoming back families for face-to-face support and group sessions.

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Reception place applications open soon!

22 Oct 2021

Primary and First school applications for a reception place in September 2022 in Northumberland open on Monday 1 November 2021

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Animal welfare team given RSPCA gold stamp of approval 

21 Oct 2021

   Animal Welfare Officers in Northumberland have been given the gold stamp of approval by the RSPCA for their work with stray dogs. 

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National funding bid secured for Heart of Blyth

21 Oct 2021

It was announced this week that the Heart of Blyth project was successful in its bid for funding to create a stronger community in the town.

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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.