Get Online Week 2020

Get Online Week 2020 with Northumberland Libraries

15 Oct 2020

Northumberland Libraries are getting involved in Get Online Week 2020 next week by highlighting their digital services.

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Joint LA7 Leaders statement: opposition to move to Tier 3

15 Oct 2020

The Leaders of all seven councils in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, along with the North of Tyne Mayor and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, remain united in our approach to tackling the pandemic.


Northumberland showcased at STEMfest in space

15 Oct 2020

STEMFest in space was a virtual event engaging as many young people as possible in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.

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Ground investigations starting on the Northumberland Line

14 Oct 2020

Work is getting underway next week to explore ground conditions on the route of the proposed Northumberland Line. 

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Ensure dog microchip details are up to date – it's the law 

14 Oct 2020

Northumberland County Council is urging all dog owners to ensure their dogs are microchipped and that the details that are held on record are kept up to date.

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Glass recycling trial agreed and will start soon

13 Oct 2020

The council’s cabinet has approved a trial scheme where 4,000 homes will be able to recycle glass bottles and jars in a new wheeled bin.

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Second county pub closed for Covid breaches

13 Oct 2020

A second Northumberland pub has been closed down for breaching Covid regulations. 

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Blyth Mother and son prosecuted for animal neglect 

12 Oct 2020

  A Blyth mother and son have been prosecuted for neglect of their dogs by Northumberland County Council. 

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Self-isolation support scheme now live

12 Oct 2020

A new scheme has been introduced which will give financial support to people who are required by law to self-isolate and who are on low incomes.

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Full Closure Order served on Berwick property following complaints 

12 Oct 2020

A full closure order has been served on a house in Berwick due to continued and escalating anti-social behaviour at the property and the breaching of Covid 19 regulations.  


Local leaders react to Prime Minister's announcement

12 Oct 2020

Following discussions with Leaders and MPs across the region, the Government has indicated today that the North East region will be subject the ‘high’ level - as with all other areas, this will be kept under close review by Government and Public Health England and subject to change at any time in line with case numbers, hospital admissions and local hospital capacity. 

Archives receive cash boost from Culture Recovery Fund

Archives receive cash boost from Culture Recovery Fund

09 Oct 2020

Northumberland Archives have been awarded funding from the Culture Recovery Fund to help it recover from Covid19.

Fareeha Usman

Charity founder picks up national award

09 Oct 2020

The founder of an Ashington based charity has won a national entrepreneur award. 

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Professional walker fined for failing to clear up after dog  

08 Oct 2020

Professional dog walker prosecuted for breaching Public Spaces Protection Order on Cambois Beach.

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Drivers advised of A697 roadworks

07 Oct 2020

Drivers are being advised of road improvement works on the A697 over the coming weeks. 

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Work due to start on next phase of Berwick Old Bridge restoration

07 Oct 2020

The next phase of a multi-year programme of work to restore and refurbish Berwick’s historic Old Bridge will start on 26 October. 

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Glass recycling trial set to get underway in Northumberland

07 Oct 2020

As part of its drive to combat climate change and improve recycling rates in Northumberland, the council is proposing a pilot scheme where residents can recycle glass bottles and jars from their homes.

Council leader Glen Sanderson and Councillor Eileen Armstrong

Summer surfacing scheme success

06 Oct 2020

This year’s summer programme to improve the county’s road surfaces is now complete. 

Libraries Week

A warm welcome awaits you at Northumberland Libraries

06 Oct 2020

This week is National Libraries Week and the message from Northumberland Libraries is “We are open and looking forward to welcoming you back”.

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First county pub closed for COVID breaches

06 Oct 2020

A Bedlington pub has become the first in the county to be closed down for breaching Covid regulations. 

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Businesses visited to ensure new regulations being followed

02 Oct 2020

Officers from Northumberland County Council have started visiting businesses around the county to ensure they are operating within the new government regulations and to offer support and assistance where it is needed.

Image demonstrating Mamas Core Stability class will start online for new mams  

Mamas Core Stability class will start online for new mams  

01 Oct 2020

  Active Northumberland is about to start a new online exercise class to help new mums regain strength, stability and confidence in exercise.   

Bowes Street in Blyth

Funding boost confirmed for Blyth

30 Sep 2020

The council has had confirmation from Government that its Northern Gateway Project in Blyth has been successful in securing £750,000 of early Town Deal funding to spend this financial year. 

The Union Chain Bridge

Bridge closes ahead of major restoration work

30 Sep 2020

The record-breaking Union Chain Bridge is closed from this week until 2022 as engineers prepare to start the first stage of its restoration.

Image demonstrating Contractors appointed to build Morpeth Leisure Centre development 

Contractors appointed to build Morpeth Leisure Centre development 

28 Sep 2020

The development of a new state-of-the art  Leisure Centre and community hub in Morpeth has taken another step forward with the appointment of the contractors.