Paul Hedley holding the Queen's Medal

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.

Roadworks in progress

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.

A child cycling

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.

Children planting a tree

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.

Workers repairing a road

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.