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Fly tippers targeted

21 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council is clamping down on fly-tippers using a combination of education, engagement and enforcement.

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Support for new teachers in Northumberland

21 Oct 2019

The Chartered College of Teaching has partnered with the council.

Cllr Cath Homer and Eliot Smith

Great Northumberland Winter Festival events announced

19 Oct 2019

The Great Northumberland Winter Festival was officially launched today with events taking place across the county.

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Litter campaign to celebrate community heroes

16 Oct 2019

A major campaign is encouraging people to play their part in keeping the county clean and green.

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Hundreds of new trees to be planted in county

16 Oct 2019

More than 600 new trees are to be planted across Northumberland - making the county greener and cleaner.

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Olympic runner opens new school track

15 Oct 2019

Olympian Laura Weightman has officially opened a new running track at Whittingham Primary School.

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More details set to be revealed on Alnwick campus scheme

15 Oct 2019

Residents are being invited to a special drop in session to find out more about the new Lindisfarne Community Campus in Alnwick.

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Northumberland students try out democracy

14 Oct 2019

Over 1,200 school pupils from across the county are taking part in Local Democracy Week.

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Thousands complete the tenth year of Britain's most beautiful marathon

14 Oct 2019

Rain didn't dampen the spirits of nearly 1,000 exhausted but exhilarated runners who helped celebrate the tenth anniversary of Britain's most beautiful marathon.

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National campaign sees Northumberland get more out of life online

11 Oct 2019

Next week will see Get Online Week help Northumberland residents learn that getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun.

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Free autumn health walks to boost mood and fitness  

10 Oct 2019

Walking is a cheap and easy way to keep active and a programme of free health walks are taking place across the county to encourage more people to get out into the great outdoors and improve their health. 

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Residents invited to information event on climate change

10 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council is taking the next step in its climate change commitment and is asking the public to play their part.

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Extra funding earmarked for Morpeth Leisure Scheme

09 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council’s Cabinet has earmarked  an extra £3million funding to cover the additional cost of incorporating a community hub into the new Morpeth Leisure Centre.

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Council to tackle number of empty homes in county

08 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council is to take advantage of changes in national legislation in an attempt to tackle the number of empty homes across the county.

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Northumberland celebrates its 3,000th Green Dog Walker

07 Oct 2019

A scheme which encourages responsible dog ownership in Northumberland has signed up its 3,000th member.  

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Countdown to ten years of Kielder Marathon

07 Oct 2019

  There's just one week to go until runners from all over the world take their place on the starting line to help commemorate the tenth anniversary of Britain's most beautiful marathon.

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Learn to Restart a heart and save a life

07 Oct 2019

Two local schools are taking part in a  life-saving CPR training day and members of the public are invited to come along and get involved.

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Northumberland Local Plan hearings begin

07 Oct 2019

The next stage in establishing a Local Plan for the whole of Northumberland gets underway this week.

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Story chair gift kicks off National Libraries Week in Northumberland

07 Oct 2019

A bespoke story chair has been gifted to Wylam Library to mark the centenary of Wylam WI.

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National win for Early Years Professionals Network

04 Oct 2019

The Northumberland Early Years Professionals Network has won a national award - for excellent practice in team development.  

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Rural grant scheme set for extension

03 Oct 2019

Councillors are set to approve extra funding which will enable a successful rural grant scheme to be extended.

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Winter team ready for action!

03 Oct 2019

While the depths of winter might seem months away, the county council is prepared as ever for the onset of cooler temperatures.

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New sixth form centre opened during Haydon Bridge visit

02 Oct 2019

Work is progressing well on a £4.5m project to revitalise buildings at Haydon Bridge High School.

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Views sought on Alnwick pedestrianisation scheme

02 Oct 2019

Northumberland County Council is inviting businesses, residents and visitors to take part in a survey to share their views about the trial pedestrianisation on Narrowgate in Alnwick.

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Breathtaking challenge for transplant recipient  

02 Oct 2019

  Just one year after her double lung transplant, a determined Northumberland mother is preparing to take on her first 10K, and she's bringing her family and friends with her along for the ride.