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Northumberland tree has pride of place in Parliament

15 Dec 2017

A Northumberland Christmas tree has once again taken pride of place next to the Houses of Parliament in London.

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Cabinet agrees school investment

14 Dec 2017

At a meeting on Tuesday (12 December) Northumberland County Council's Cabinet agreed a proposal to allocate £4.4m of the Basic Need capital grant, to provide additional school places at four school sites in Morpeth, Blyth, and Seaton Valley, and this will now go forward to full council for ratification.

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Stand out in the darker nights.

14 Dec 2017

As the nights draw in, Northumberland County Council are encouraging people throughout the county to ensure they are wearing bright colours and can be clearly seen by motorists.

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Housing team helps armed forces veterans back into work

14 Dec 2017

The housing team at Northumberland County Council has been helping armed forces veterans back into work.

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Financial future of Alnwick Playhouse secured

14 Dec 2017

The financial future of Alnwick Playhouse has been secured for both residents and visitors to the town.

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£8m invested in home improvements

13 Dec 2017

Homes owned by Northumberland County Council have seen an £8.5m investment this year to carry out essential home improvements.

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Arsonists jailed for sixteen years by crown court

12 Dec 2017

Two arsonists who caused an OAP in Blyth to lose her home and possessions in a bungled attack on her flat have been jailed for a total of 16 years.

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Next stage of North of Tyne devolution begins

12 Dec 2017

The next stage in the exciting plans for a devolution deal for the North of Tyne begin this week with the launch of a public consultation.

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Parking improvements in Berwick

12 Dec 2017

New infrastructure improvements are under way for Berwick to provide extra car and coach parking in the town.

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Berwick Children’s Centre is “good” say inspectors

12 Dec 2017

Berwick Children’s Centre, a vibrant community venue which offers services for families and children including full day care and early education for young children, has achieved an impressive ‘Good’ rating following a recent daycare Ofsted inspection.

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Northumberland School wins award for promoting sustainable travel to school

08 Dec 2017

Mickley First School in Stocksfield, Northumberland, were recently awarded Modeshift STARS School of the Region in the North East for their achievements in promoting healthy and sustainable travel to school.

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Council plans education consultation

07 Dec 2017

Following clear support from schools to enter into a consultation on education in the west of the county, Northumberland County Council is proposing to carry out an informal consultation to understand what the community sees as a way forward for a sustainable education system in the area.

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Driving up highway standards in Northumberland

06 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council’s highways team has been shortlisted in the most improved performer category of the prestigious annual APSE performance networks awards

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Union Chain Bridge Heritage Lottery Fund bid submitted

05 Dec 2017

Local children have helped mark the submission of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to safeguard the future of the historic Union Chain Bridge.

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New library and information centre set to open in the new year

05 Dec 2017

The refurbished and modernised library area in Hexham’s Queen’s Hall will be opening to the public in the new year, bringing a number of services all under one roof.

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Help stop the spread of measles

05 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council is reminding parents of the importance of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, as a very effective way to prevent infection and stop measles from spreading.

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Think rent first this Christmas

04 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council is urging its tenants to put their rent first this Christmas.

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Turf Cutting Ceremony Marks Start of School Build

04 Dec 2017

Pupils, staff and councillors joined the team from Galliford Try on Thursday 23rd November,at an official event to to mark the start of building work on the new Darras Hall Primary School.

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Wreath making workshops at Hepscott Park

30 Nov 2017

If you fancy making an attractive and affordable Christmas wreath to adorn your front door this festive season, why not join one of the workshops at Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit near Morpeth.

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Rescue dogs to be stars of 2018 charity calendar

30 Nov 2017

A charity calendar featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland is now for sale with all the proceeds going directly to four local animal charities.

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Northumberland named as one the top holiday destinations in the UK

30 Nov 2017

Northumberland County Council is celebrating after the county picked up a prestigious award at the 2017 British Travel Awards.

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Football club nets funding boost

29 Nov 2017

Cramlington Town Football Club has scored a funding boost from the County Council towards improving its pitches.

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Council welcomes government support on rail line

29 Nov 2017

Northumberland County Council has welcomed fresh government support to bring back rail passenger services throughout south east Northumberland.

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Ponteland neighbourhood plan is ‘made’

27 Nov 2017

Following an overwhelming ‘yes’ vote at a local referendum in September, the Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan has now been ‘made’ by Northumberland County Council, bringing it into legal force.

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Leader welcomes devolution deal

24 Nov 2017

The Leader of Northumberland County Council has expressed his delight at the devolution deal secured this week for the North of Tyne - Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.