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Two Thirds of North East Children Awaiting Adoption are in Sibling Groups

17 Oct 2017

68% of the children in the North East waiting for adoptive families are brothers and sisters in groups of 2 or more, according to new information published today to mark National Adoption Week (16-22nd October). Figures from national adoption information service, First4Adoption, based on the latest government information*, show that sibling groups wait longer than single children to be placed with a “forever family”.

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Work Starts on Empty Homes

17 Oct 2017

Work has started on a number of empty properties across Northumberland, the county council has announced today as National Empty Homes Week (Oct 16th-22nd) gets underway.

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Drivers advised of Longframlington repair works

17 Oct 2017

Drivers are being advised of essential repair works taking place in Longframlington next week.

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Emergency Services join forces to launch Bonfire Campaign

16 Oct 2017

Emergency services across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear are joining forces in the hope that this year’s Bonfire period is one of the safest on record.

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Free dog waste bag dispensers to stop foul play

16 Oct 2017

The latest weapon in the war on dog fouling has been unleashed by Northumberland County Council.

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Northumberland social workers shortlisted for national awards

16 Oct 2017

Social workers from Northumberland have been selected as finalists in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017.

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Top tips to keep your kids safe this Halloween

13 Oct 2017

Keep your children safe this Halloween with our top tips.

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Networking event promotes family partnership working

12 Oct 2017

Two professional networking events were held in North Northumberland earlier this week with the aim of raising awareness of the services and support available to help young children and families in need.

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Make a date with Hexham Wedding Fair

12 Oct 2017

A special wedding fair is to be held in Hexham next month, providing the perfect opportunity for couples planning their big day, to meet local wedding suppliers and find everything they need for their perfect day, all under one roof.

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Top award for infrastructure project

12 Oct 2017

The North Morpeth Strategic Sewer project has won a prestigious regional planning award.

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Council moves to support local businesses

11 Oct 2017

Northumberland County is backing businesses after agreeing a rates relief scheme for the next four years.

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Council works with schools to support trans and non-binary pupils

11 Oct 2017

Supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people throughout the county is a high priority, and led Northumberland County Council to develop a support tool for use in schools to provide guidance when supporting gender diverse children and young people.

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Council supports Blyth streets operation

11 Oct 2017

The County Council has once again teamed up with Northumbria Police on the 12 Streets operation in Blyth to improve the quality of life for local residents.

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Students get on board to ‘Suss the Bus’

11 Oct 2017

Students from James Calvert Spence College in Amble have taken part in a project to raise awareness of what to expect when using school transport for the first time.

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Diggers warned over bottle danger

10 Oct 2017

Bottle diggers targeting a Blyth park are being warned they face putting others, and themselves, in danger.

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Palliative Care Northumbria recognised with national award

10 Oct 2017

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s palliative and end of life care service has been recognised with a national award.

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Tickets on sale for charity concert in Wooler

10 Oct 2017

Northumberland County Council’s Civic Head, Anthony Murray MBE is hosting a charity concert, An Evening of Song with Ashington and District Male Voice Choir at St Mary's Parish Church, Wooler on the evening of Saturday 28 October.

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Northumberland grandfather celebrates a year smokefree

10 Oct 2017

A Northumberland grandfather who is celebrating a year smokefree is encouraging others to quit smoking this Stoptober.

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New 20 mph zone outside Stannington First School

10 Oct 2017

Young pupils have also been involved in a competition to design a symbol and slogan to promote slow and safe driving past their school. The winning slogans have been included on a banner which is now proudly displayed outside of the school.

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Open day invite to keep active in golden years

10 Oct 2017

A series of free open days are being held in sports centres across the county to showcase the fantastic classes, facilities and support on offer to the more mature residents of Northumberland.

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Marathon brings thousands to country's 'most beautiful race'

10 Oct 2017

Thousands of visitors, competitors and spectators descended on Kielder last weekend for the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon.

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Exercise tests multi-agency terrorism response

06 Oct 2017

​A major national counter-terrorism exercise spanning Scotland and Northumbria has taken place.

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County celebrates Black History Month

06 Oct 2017

Northumberland Archives are celebrating Black History Month throughout October, and have made several fascinating discoveries within their collections.

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Hexham House wedding venue is officially opened

06 Oct 2017

Hexham House, the beautiful new wedding venue in Hexham was officially opened today.

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Landlords gather at county forum

05 Oct 2017

Landlords and agents from around Northumberland gathered at an annual forum organised by Northumberland County Council.