Berwick Port

Berwick Port funding set to boost tourism trade

04 Mar 2020

The council is set to provide £400,000 funding to Berwick Port as part of an ambitious scheme to bring cruise ships to the town and increase tourism.

Image demonstrating Pool installation starts in flagship new sports centre  

Pool installation starts in flagship new sports centre  

04 Mar 2020

Work on a flagship new sports and leisure complex in Ponteland is progressing rapidly and this week another milestone was reached with the start of the installation of the swimming pools.

The River Wansbeck in Morpeth

Work complete on Morpeth walkway scheme

03 Mar 2020

Work is now complete repairing a Morpeth walkway damaged by a landslip in 2018.

A countryside scene with bridge

Bridge repairs funding secured

03 Mar 2020

The council has successfully secured £3.7 million in national funding to improve the county’s bridges.

Image demonstrating Work underway on two new schools for Hexham

Work underway on two new schools for Hexham

03 Mar 2020

The first turf has been cut on one of the largest new school developments in Northumberland.

Students in a classroom

High level of students gain first choice secondary school

03 Mar 2020

Over ninety-seven percent of students in Northumberland have gained their first choice of high or secondary school.

Image demonstrating Good across the board for children’s social care in Northumberland

Good across the board for children’s social care in Northumberland

02 Mar 2020

The council has been awarded an overall ‘good’ rating across the board by Ofsted following a recent inspection of children’s social care services.

Seahouses Pier

Coastal landmark work complete

02 Mar 2020

Work is complete on the restoration of the main pier in Seahouses after a multi-million pound improvement project.

corona virus under microscope

Business as usual in Northumberland

27 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council is reassuring residents it’s business as usual as it closely monitors developments with the coronavirus.

A collage of Blyth views

Blyth drop-in event reminder

26 Feb 2020

Residents are being reminded about a special open day to see the latest plans for the redevelopment of the town centre

Young girl playing a tuba

Musical achievements get schools’ singing

20 Feb 2020

More schools in Northumberland are benefitting from a music education hub than in many similar partnerships across the country.

Image demonstrating Challenge successfully helps new mums get more active

Challenge successfully helps new mums get more active

20 Feb 2020

A group of new mothers living in south east Northumberland have just completed a fantastic new challenge aimed at helping them to get more active following the birth of their babies.

Paul Jones, Director of Local Services, Cllr Glen Sanderson and Jamie Grainger from fleet services.

Green power on test for council fleet

19 Feb 2020

The council has begun testing electric vans as it looks to ways of future proofing its fleet.

Cllr Peter Jackson, leader of council

Budget approved to invest in Northumberland’s future

19 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council has agreed its budget for 2020/21 which outlines an ambitious programme of investment across the county.

Vehicle Crushing

Fly tipper’s car crushed for illegally dumping waste in Northumberland

18 Feb 2020

A vehicle that was used for fly tipping in Northumberland has been seized and crushed by the county council as it continues its zero tolerance approach to this environmental crime.

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.

Photo of library books

Council to relocate Cramlington services

14 Feb 2020

Cramlington Library and Northumberland County Council’s Customer Service Centre will be given a new home, following agreement by the council’s cabinet.

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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.

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.