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Planning committee gives green light to schools and leisure scheme for Ponteland

12 Jan 2018

A new schools and leisure complex for Ponteland has come a step closer, after Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee agreed that it was ‘minded to approve’ the scheme at its meeting last night (11 January).

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Bedlington pedestrian subway closed temporarily following safety concerns

10 Jan 2018

A pedestrian subway adjacent to the Red Lion roundabout in Bedlington is to be temporarily closed following local concerns about its condition and the anti - social behaviour that is taking place within it. A pedestrian subway adjacent to the Red Lion roundabout in Bedlington is to be temporarily closed following local concerns about its condition and the anti - social behaviour that is taking place within it.

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Memorial to suffragette Emily agreed for Carlisle Park

10 Jan 2018

A lasting memorial to Northumbrian suffragette Emily Wilding Davison is to be erected in Carlisle Park in Morpeth in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary since women were granted the right to vote.

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Wedding fair at Alnwick’s newly refurbished Northumberland Hall

09 Jan 2018

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

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New education courses for adults across Northumberland

08 Jan 2018

Adults across Northumberland are being offered the chance to improve their job prospects or train in a new discipline, thanks to Northumberland County Council’s Learning and Skills Service.

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Essential tree work on Dacre Street, Morpeth

03 Jan 2018

After a review of the health and condition of trees that it is responsible for on Dacre Street in Morpeth, Northumberland County Council is planning to carry out some essential work from Monday 15th January to Friday 19th January.

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Next steps for county parking plans

03 Jan 2018

Extra car parking is needed to cope with peak demands in a number of the county’s key towns, comprehensive car parking studies have confirmed.

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Council welcomes post-Brexit funding assurances

02 Jan 2018

The leader of Northumberland County Council has welcomed government assurances over funding streams post Brexit but will still campaign for fully devolved, local control over crucial structural funding post Brexit - potentially worth hundreds of millions to our region.

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Tour of Britain boosted Northumberland’s economy by almost £4m

27 Dec 2017

The Tour of Britain cycle race which blazed through Northumberland in September has boosted the county’s economy by almost £4 million, an independent report has revealed.

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Community Chest Scheme opens its coffers for Morpeth

27 Dec 2017

Community groups in Castle Morpeth are being encouraged to bid for support in a successful county-wide funding scheme.

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Community Chest Scheme opens its coffers for Tynedale area

27 Dec 2017

Community groups in Tynedale are being encouraged to bid for support in a successful county-wide funding scheme.

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Community Chest Scheme opens its coffers for South East Northumberland

27 Dec 2017

Community groups in South East Northumberland are being encouraged to bid for support in a successful county-wide funding scheme.

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Taking care of your ‘waste’ this Christmas

27 Dec 2017

Amounts of household waste increase dramatically over Christmas - as we unwrap our presents, consume lots of tasty festive fayre and then afterwards need to dispose of everything from wrappings to Christmas trees!

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Cramlington school wins place in national green car engineering challenge

22 Dec 2017

A primary school in Cramlington has won a place in a national competition that aims to inspire the next generation of engineers by challenging the youngsters to design a car of the future.

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Street light scheme scheduled for completion

22 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council’s ambitious scheme to replace more than 40,000 streetlights across the County will be completed by next summer.

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Beware selling pets online as lurcher found roaming streets

22 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council’s animal welfare team is issuing a caution about selling pets online after picking up a stray dog, recently sold on Gumtree, that had been roaming the streets for over a week. Northumberland County Council’s animal welfare team is issuing a caution about selling pets online after picking up a stray dog, recently sold on Gumtree, that had been roaming the streets for over a week.

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Improvements underway over running of Arch

21 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council has held a special meeting to examine the way Arch is run.

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Council warning over HMRC scam calls

20 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service are again warning people to be aware of telephone calls that claim to be from HMRC or the ‘Inland Revenue.’

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Youth elections results announced as thousands cast their vote

20 Dec 2017

Nearly 6000 young people in schools across the county voted this week to elect Youth Parliament representatives and new members of the Northumberland Youth Cabinet.

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Reminder to stay fire safe this festive period

20 Dec 2017

Christmas is the time of year for festive cheer with family and friends and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service want everyone to have a great time, we are also taking this opportunity to remind residents throughout Northumberland to protect themselves and loved ones from fires at home.

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Join the next Youth Matters group

20 Dec 2017

Are you, or do you know someone who is aged between 11 and 18 and lives in Northumberland County Council owned property in Blyth?

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Work gets underway in £6.5m road improvement scheme

20 Dec 2017

Work has begun on a £6.5m scheme to improve the road network in rural parts of Northumberland.

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Holiday bin collections and service opening times this Christmas

19 Dec 2017

Find out when your bins will be collected, when you can use libraries and leisure centres, and when council offices and services will be open this Christmas in a handy section on the Northumberland County Council website.

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Wooler to Alnwick bus services are just the ‘smart’ ticket

19 Dec 2017

Two passengers on the 470 and 473 services between Wooler and Alnwick have been the lucky recipients of a small gift from their operator - after they became the 1,000th passenger to use new smart ticketing services on each bus.

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Northumberland’s challenge to start the New Year by ditching the booze for 31 days.

15 Dec 2017

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is urging friends, families and work colleagues in Northumberland to come together and take on the 2018 Dry January challenge, as a recent YouGov poll found almost one in 10 people in the North East – 168,899 people – are already planning on taking part.