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Winners of the Winter Reading Challenge at Prudhoe Library

Winners of Winter reading challenge announced

05 Feb 2020

The winners of the Winter Reading Mini Challenge in libraries across Northumberland have been announced.

Tharsus Group is recruiting for new apprentices

North East Company of the Year is recruiting for apprentices

05 Feb 2020

North East Company of the Year Tharsus Group is putting its support behind apprenticeships in Northumberland during National Apprenticeship Week.

Tree planting taking place in Berwick

Berwick tree planting scheme

05 Feb 2020

A tree planting scheme has taken place in Berwick as the county works to become cleaner and greener.

Cllr Wayne Daley with council apprentices

Our apprentices aren’t running errands, they’re running departments!

04 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council is blazing a trail this National Apprenticeship Week. 

Clifftops at Lynemouth

Plans unveiled to tackle historic beach pollution

04 Feb 2020

A major scheme is being planned to tackle historic pollution on a small stretch of the Northumberland coast.

A photo of roadworks

New permit scheme to reduce roadworks disruption

03 Feb 2020

A new Government permit scheme aimed at reducing road disruption for travellers by better coordinating roadworks has gone live.

Row of books in library

Reading well to help children's mental health

03 Feb 2020

Northumberland Libraries are marking Children's Mental Health Week 2020 with the introduction of the Reading Agency’s new Reading Well for children’s booklist to libraries throughout the county.

Tenancy Fraud

Council cracks down on tenancy fraud

03 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council is joining forces with partners across the region to warn people of the harm caused by tenancy fraud which is depriving families and vulnerable people on  housing waiting lists of a home.

Image demonstrating Blyth swimming pool to reopen following major refurbishment work

Blyth swimming pool to reopen following major refurbishment work

03 Feb 2020

The first phase of an exciting £5 million scheme, funded by Northumberland County Council,  to rejuvenate and modernise Blyth Sports Centre is now complete.

Parents sat facing away from child who is looking upset

Programme developed to reduce impact of parent conflict

03 Feb 2020

A new campaign is highlighting support available to families experiencing relationship problems.

Image demonstrating Schools competitions launched for International Women’s Day

Schools competitions launched for International Women’s Day

31 Jan 2020

School children from across the county are being invited to take part in creative writing and art competitions focusing on gender equality.

Group of council representatives sat around meeting table

Community leaders meet to address vandalism in Blyth

31 Jan 2020

Local community leaders met in Blyth today to discuss the recent spate of arson attacks in the South Shore area.

Jane Hardy

Marine conservationist swimming to the end of the Earth to protect Antarctica

30 Jan 2020

In February 2020, an intrepid team of marine conservationists from around the globe will be accompanying world-renowned extreme swimmer Ger Kennedy on an awareness-raising expedition to Antarctica

The rainbow flag at County Hall

Council celebrates Stonewall success

30 Jan 2020

For the second year running Northumberland County Council has been listed in the Top 100 Employers in the country for its commitment to equality and diversity by Stonewall, the national LGBT (lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender) charity. 

A new recycling bin

New recycling bins trialled

29 Jan 2020

New bins aimed at boosting recycling are being trialled in Northumberland.

Cllrs Trevor Cessford and Cath Homer with Peter Rodger from Hexham Community Partnership

'A great way to showcase future development in Hexham'

29 Jan 2020

One of the many positive comments about the recent Hexham Hub Showcase event.

Councillors and railway staff on a new cycle track

Full-steam ahead for new cycleway

29 Jan 2020

A new cycle path taking in some of the county’s beautiful scenery has been officially opened.

Image demonstrating Council to run information events to seek new suppliers 

Council to run information events to seek new suppliers 

28 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Council is looking to recruit new contractors and will be holding a number procurement information events so that those interested can come along and find out more.

Tynedale Rugby Club Girls' Team

Girls' rugby teams fight for place in cup final

28 Jan 2020

Tynedale Rugby Club’s girls’ teams will be fighting for a place in the finals of Northern League cup next month.

Successful candidates in the youth elections

Youth Cabinet and Youth Parliament members elected

24 Jan 2020

Voting has taken place this week to elect representatives to the county's youth cabinet and parliament.

Partners launch Physical Activity Strategy

A radical approach to encourage residents to be more active for life

22 Jan 2020

A new physical activity strategy has been launched for the county which sets out a bold, innovative ambition to encourage every resident in Northumberland to be more active for life.

Image of people dealing drugs

Dawn raids in Berwick tackle drug dealing

22 Jan 2020

Dawn raids have been carried out in Berwick to target suspected drug dealing in a major offensive against ‘County Lines’.

Artist's impression of play village

Minister in £5m tourist attraction backing

21 Jan 2020

A major tourist attraction in Northumberland has moved a step closer with £5 million Government funding.

Cllr Cath Homer completes her library consultation

Good response to library consultation

21 Jan 2020

A public consultation on the future shape of Northumberland’s library service has received more than 1,800 responses in its first month.

Beach huts damaged by fire

Blyth beach hut fires condemned

17 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Council has condemned senseless acts in Blyth which have seen the town’s iconic beach huts badly damaged by fire.