A pile of coins. The Council Tax Support Scheme is set to remain unchanged next year

Council Tax Support scheme set to remain unchanged

11 Oct 2022

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. 

Berwick Partnership

Cabinet approves further public consultation on £40m Berwick schools investment   

11 Oct 2022

The next stage of public consultation on the future of schools in Berwick will get underway after two alternative proposals were approved by Cabinet.     

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service scooped second place in this year’s UK Rescue Organisation (UKRO) competition - the Festival of Rescue. 

Fire and rescue teams show they're more than up for the challenge

10 Oct 2022

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service scooped second place in this year’s UK Rescue Organisation (UKRO) competition - the Festival of Rescue. 

Image demonstrating Volunteers wanted for new community heritage survey 

Volunteers wanted for new community heritage survey 

10 Oct 2022

​Northumberland County Council is seeking volunteers for an exciting new project to gather information about the character of buildings in Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal. 

Council pledges zero-tolerance to domestic abuse

Council pledges zero-tolerance to domestic abuse

10 Oct 2022

Over a hundred professionals from across Northumberland gathered together to drive forward plans to end domestic abuse and violence against women and girls in the county.  

Photo of woman smiling on phone

Northumberland County Council celebrates customer service week

07 Oct 2022

Northumberland County Council has been celebrating National Customer Service Week this week.  

Cleaswell Hill School Outstanding

Cleaswell Hill School celebrates outstanding Ofsted report

07 Oct 2022

A Northumberland school is celebrating after receiving its second consecutive ‘outstanding’ judgement by Ofsted.

Image demonstrating Cabinet asked to approve consultation on the future of schools in Berwick

Cabinet asked to approve consultation on the future of schools in Berwick

06 Oct 2022

Detailed proposals on what the future of schools in Berwick may look like will go before Cabinet next week (October 11).  

Graeme Atkins, Executive Head of Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham, presented Lauren Downall, with her for prize for taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. 2,500 youngsters took part – reading

Record number of children take on reading challenge

05 Oct 2022

Thousands of youngsters across Northumberland put their summer holidays to good use by taking part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge.

Nursery World Awards 2022

National recognition for Early Years at Nursery World Awards

04 Oct 2022

Congratulations to Northumberland Early Years advisor, Katie Watson, who has been recognised nationally for her impact on the lives of children, young people and families over the last 40 years.  

A pile of books. This week is National Libraries Week

Never stop learning thanks to Northumberland Libraries

03 Oct 2022

Libraries Week 2022 will be brought to life across Northumberland in a series of events that celebrate the central role libraries play in supporting life-long learning in its communities.

Kyle and Debbie Greig

A Marathon effort as “Britain’s Most Beautiful” returns in style

02 Oct 2022

Plans for the 12th Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend began in earnest shortly after the eleventh anniversary event drew to a close… …and today (Sunday, October 2, 2022), 12 months on, in the glorious sunshine, thousands of runners turned out in force to mark the incredible feat.

Mark Snowball

Thousands of runners and spectators flock to Kielder Reservoir as the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend gets under way.

01 Oct 2022

More than 1000 runners and cyclists took part in the first day of races on this 12th year of Britain’s most beautiful marathon weekend.

An older man having a cup of tea. Residents are encouraged to support Silver Sunday on October 2nd

Residents encouraged to help celebrate Silver Sunday

30 Sep 2022

Residents in Northumberland are being encouraged to celebrate older people as part of Silver Sunday on 2 October.  

Social workers Ian Hall and Minette Moorhouse have been selected as finalists in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2022.

Social workers in the running for national awards

30 Sep 2022

Social workers from Northumberland have been selected as finalists in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2022.

Image demonstrating  Runners to head to Northumberland for ‘Britain’s most beautiful’ marathon 

Runners to head to Northumberland for ‘Britain’s most beautiful’ marathon 

29 Sep 2022

Around 3,000 runners are making final preparations for this year’s Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend. 

Welcome to Emily Wilding Davison School

New school welcomes pupils in Northumberland 

28 Sep 2022

Northumberland’s new co-educational school for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs has been named the Emily Wilding Davison School in honour of the famous suffragette. 

Image demonstrating Construction countdown on Morpeth Leisure Centre  

Construction countdown on Morpeth Leisure Centre  

28 Sep 2022

Work to build a new £21m state-of-the-art leisure centre and community hub in Morpeth is progressing at pace and is on track to open to the public in early 2023. 

Image demonstrating Grant assists Corbridge community led affordable housing scheme 

Grant assists Corbridge community led affordable housing scheme 

28 Sep 2022

A community led affordable housing scheme is now underway in Corbridge thanks to a grant from Northumberland County Council. 

The Union Chain Bridge. Work is entering its final stages

Bridge restoration final stages continue

28 Sep 2022

Handrails and decking are now being installed as the Union Chain Bridge connecting England and Scotland nears completion.

Image demonstrating Beware cost of living scams  

Beware cost of living scams  

28 Sep 2022

  Northumberland residents are being urged to be on their guard against scammers who are taking advantage of the cost-of-living crisis. 

Artist impression of Energy Central Campus. The facility in Blyth which will create opportunities for thousands of young people and adults interested in working in the clean energy sector

Green light for major training and education hub in Blyth

28 Sep 2022

A new £11million facility in Blyth which will create opportunities for thousands of young people and adults interested in working in the clean energy sector has been granted planning permission. 

Children's Services praised by Ofsted

Ofsted praise for children’s services

27 Sep 2022

Ofsted inspectors have praised Northumberland County Council's children's services for their work to provide young people with safe and secure long-term care.  

An image of computer figures. The council is doing a survey of business needs until the end of September

Business views still sought to help economic recovery

27 Sep 2022

The County Council is reminding businesses across Northumberland who want to outline their current and future recruitment needs to fill in the online consultation. 

A Northumberland Park Ranger. The county's visitors have been praised for their behaviour this summer

County's summer visitors praised

27 Sep 2022

Visitors to Northumberland over the summer have been wholeheartedly thanked by the council and partners for respecting the county's natural landscapes and tourist attractions during the summer months.