Children in a classroom

Northumberland tops the region for ‘Progress 8’

07 Nov 2019

The council has become the top local authority in the region for a key education performance measure.

Colourful deckchair at the event

A fin-tastic evening of celebrations

07 Nov 2019

More than 200 of Northumberland’s looked after children and care leavers had their achievements celebrated at a special beach-themed awards event last week.

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Beware Apple email scam

06 Nov 2019

Northumberland County Council is warning residents to be on their guard for a scam email which alleges to be from the technology company Apple. 

Dog walkers Ridley Park, Blyth

Council asks dog walkers to ‘respect the lead’

06 Nov 2019

Northumberland County Council is backing a national campaign to avoid tension between dog walkers by promoting good lead etiquette.

A firework exploding

Steady night for Northumberland fire crews

06 Nov 2019

It was a steady night for Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) on the busiest night of the year.

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Remembrance Day Service Invite

05 Nov 2019

An invite has been extended to members of the public to join staff, councillors and ex servicemen for a Remembrance Service at County Hall in  Morpeth on Monday 11 November.

Councillors holding an anti-litter poster

Buses drive home litter message

05 Nov 2019

Buses travelling round the county are driving home an anti-litter message this autumn.

Alnwick Garden

Northumberland again tops the list of nominees in Tourism Awards

05 Nov 2019

Northumberland has topped the list of nominees once again at this year’s North East England Tourism Awards.

Snow at Bamburgh Castle

Voting is now open for the pic of the pictures

05 Nov 2019

People power is to decide the pick of the county’s pictures.

Man installing solar panels on a roof

Green buildings set for green light

05 Nov 2019

Five more of the council’s buildings are set to go green, if plans are approved for solar panels on their roofs.

Artist's impression of development on bunker site, Hexham

Bunker site development welcomed for Hexham

05 Nov 2019

The council has welcomed a £20million development which is set to bring 60 jobs and around £2.16 million visitor spending to Hexham.

Firefighter Plus Project

The Firefighters Plus project has been nominated as finalists for the European Fire Safety Award

31 Oct 2019

Our firefighters are ranked as one of the most trustworthy professions - therefore they have the potential to do so much more for their communities.

   Three Northumberland County Council employees have received prestigious awards for their outstanding contribution to improving community safety.

Community Safety Officers honoured at police awards ceremony

30 Oct 2019

  Three Northumberland County Council employees have received prestigious awards for their outstanding contribution to improving community safety.

children dressed in Halloween costume

Top Tips to keep your child safe this Halloween

29 Oct 2019

Halloween is an exciting time for children, but trick-or-treating can become dangerous in a second.

Image demonstrating Northumberland County Council sites go smokefree

Northumberland County Council sites go smokefree

29 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council has transformed all its sites into fully smokefree areas.

Parents and children in a children's centre

Parents and families invited to drop-in event at Bellingham

25 Oct 2019

Parents and families in the Bellingham and North Tyne areas are invited to a drop-in event at a new base for Early Help and Children’s Centre services.

A Riding for the Disabled lesson at the Pegasus Centre

Volunteers needed for Morpeth Riding for the Disabled Group

24 Oct 2019

An appeal is being made for volunteers to help at Morpeth Riding for the Disabled at the Pegasus Centre in Morpeth.

Seal swimming

Conservationist Jane dives straight in with campaign support

24 Oct 2019

It's not every day you come nose to nose with a seal, but that's exactly what the newest recruit to Northumberland County Council's 'Discover our Land' campaign, Jane Hardy, is very used to.

Wire model of a soldier

'Soldiers' to stand guard in run up to Armistice Day

23 Oct 2019

Life size wire models depicting World War One soldiers will be ‘standing guard’ in the county over the coming weeks.

Cllr Daley presenting Stannington school with their Modeshift  STARS award

Northumberland schools are travel STARs

23 Oct 2019

Ten Northumberland schools have achieved Modeshift STARS accreditation - marking them out for excellence in promoting sustainable and active travel.

Young people training to be sports volunteers

Calling Northumberland schools’ budding young sports leaders!

22 Oct 2019

Young people between 14 and 18 are being encouraged to take part in a successful sports volunteers programme.

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Views sought on proposed changes to Easington and Belford Parish Councils

21 Oct 2019

Local people are being asked to give their views on proposed changes to the electoral arrangements of Easington and Belford Parish Councils.

Artists impression of the new Morpeth Leisure Centre

Plans submitted for Morpeth’s new leisure centre 

21 Oct 2019

Plans to provide Morpeth with a state-of-the-art £21m leisure centre and community services hub have taken a step closer to reality.

Grass and desert representing climate change

Plans for Climate Change Commission announced

21 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council has announced ambitious plans to create a Climate Change Commission.

Pre-loved furniture

Furniture sale will support key service

21 Oct 2019

A community scheme that helps adults with learning difficulties acquire new skills is holding a furniture sale on Saturday 16 November.