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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’.

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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.

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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.

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Roll-out of safer school zones continues

16 Jan 2020

More than 80 schools in Northumberland are now safer thanks to the ongoing roll-out of 20mph limits outside their buildings.

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New funding for community groups announced

14 Jan 2020

Uniformed groups across the county are to benefit from thousands of pounds in funding to support their work in the community.

Hexham Abbey from Hexham House grounds

Hexham residents invited to second showcase event

14 Jan 2020

This Hexham Hub event will provide updates on some major developments for the town.

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Residents reminded about safer driving

14 Jan 2020

Residents are being reminded to check their speed when driving through the county.

Blyth quayside

Global firm to deliver Blyth investment strategy

10 Jan 2020

Global engineering, management and development consultancy firm Mott MacDonald have been appointed to deliver a new town centre investment strategy for Blyth town centre.

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Referendum date set for Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan

09 Jan 2020

A date has been set for a local referendum on the Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan.

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Ashington town centre scheme gets green light

08 Jan 2020

The multi-million pound scheme to transform Ashington town centre has taken another major step forward with Advance Northumberland securing planning permission for its flagship scheme on Portland Park. 

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Views sought on proposed boundary changes to Morpeth Town Council

08 Jan 2020

The electoral arrangements of Morpeth Town Council  are currently being examined with a view to amending its boundaries with Hebron, Hepscott and Mitford Parish Councils.

Councillors John Beynon and Glen Sanderson at the carpark site

Work on track for station parking improvements

08 Jan 2020

Work is underway to create extra parking at Morpeth Railway Station.

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Climate change action plan gets full approval

08 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Councillors have formally approved their Climate Change Action Plan - paving the way for a range of ambitious green projects.

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Hundreds of opportunities to learn new skills

07 Jan 2020

Northumberland’s new adult learning prospectus, has just been published - providing hundreds of opportunities to gain new skills.

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Hexham schools proposals agreed by planning committee

07 Jan 2020

The council's strategic planning committee has supported the proposals for two new schools in Hexham.

Alnwick Playhouse

 Alnwick Playhouse and community hub reopens to the public

06 Jan 2020

Alnwick Playhouse, one of the town’s most popular and well loved buildings has re-opened to the public following a £3.3m renovation.

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Festive crackdown on illegal alcohol

31 Dec 2019

Northumberland County Council’s Housing and Public Protection Service has carried out a crackdown on illegal Christmas spirits.  

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Visitor centre to close for improvement works

27 Dec 2019

The latest phase of improvements at Druridge Bay Country Park are getting underway in the New Year.

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Recycling advice for Northumberland residents

23 Dec 2019

Amounts of household waste increase dramatically over Christmas - as residents unwrap presents, consume lots of tasty festive food and then dispose of everything from wrappings to Christmas trees!

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People in Northumberland are challenged to “Try Dry” in January

23 Dec 2019

One in 10 drinkers plan to go alcohol-free for Dry January 2020. And almost four in five (78%) Brits say they drink more than they want or intend to, according to a new online poll for Dry January.

Young people at the launch of children and young people's plan

Working together, for the best start in life

20 Dec 2019

Northumberland has officially launched its new children and young people’s plan.

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Festive firework warning following seizure of old stock

18 Dec 2019

Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service is asking residents to be its eyes on the ground following a seizure in November of old and potentially dangerous fireworks. 

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Grand opening weekend of events planned for Alnwick Playhouse and community hub 

17 Dec 2019

Alnwick Playhouse, one of the town’s most popular and well loved buildings is to re-open to the public on Friday January 3rd.

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Community groups invited to bid for funding 

17 Dec 2019

Voluntary and community groups across the south east of the county that are in need of financial assistance,  are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council’s community chest fund. 

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Sporting heroes celebrated at awards ceremony

17 Dec 2019

A record crowd of over 440 packed into Hexham's Wentworth Leisure Centre for the annual Sport Tynedale Awards that recognise sporting achievements in West Northumberland.