Morpeth's Market Square

Boost for Morpeth's historic market

06 Feb 2020

Morpeth’s historic market is to undergo a transformation to improve its offer and attract more customers to the town.

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Council is Ready for Change

06 Feb 2020

It is time to change how we all think about mental health in the workplace and Northumberland County Council has become the latest organisation to show its commitment to staff by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

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Funding confirmed for Berwick’s first 3G football pitch 

05 Feb 2020

Berwick is to get its first ever artificial grass pitch which will provide high quality football facilities for young people and adults in the town right throughout the year.

Tree planting taking place in Berwick

Berwick tree planting scheme

05 Feb 2020

A tree planting scheme has taken place in Berwick as the county works to become cleaner and greener.

Cllr Wayne Daley with council apprentices

Our apprentices aren’t running errands, they’re running departments!

04 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council is blazing a trail this National Apprenticeship Week. 

Clifftops at Lynemouth

Plans unveiled to tackle historic beach pollution

04 Feb 2020

A major scheme is being planned to tackle historic pollution on a small stretch of the Northumberland coast.

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New permit scheme to reduce roadworks disruption

03 Feb 2020

A new Government permit scheme aimed at reducing road disruption for travellers by better coordinating roadworks has gone live.

Row of books in library

Reading well to help children's mental health

03 Feb 2020

Northumberland Libraries are marking Children's Mental Health Week 2020 with the introduction of the Reading Agency’s new Reading Well for children’s booklist to libraries throughout the county.

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Council cracks down on tenancy fraud

03 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council is joining forces with partners across the region to warn people of the harm caused by tenancy fraud which is depriving families and vulnerable people on  housing waiting lists of a home.

Image demonstrating Blyth swimming pool to reopen following major refurbishment work

Blyth swimming pool to reopen following major refurbishment work

03 Feb 2020

The first phase of an exciting £5 million scheme, funded by Northumberland County Council,  to rejuvenate and modernise Blyth Sports Centre is now complete.

The rainbow flag at County Hall

Council celebrates Stonewall success

30 Jan 2020

For the second year running Northumberland County Council has been listed in the Top 100 Employers in the country for its commitment to equality and diversity by Stonewall, the national LGBT (lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender) charity. 

A new recycling bin

New recycling bins trialled

29 Jan 2020

New bins aimed at boosting recycling are being trialled in Northumberland.

Cllrs Trevor Cessford and Cath Homer with Peter Rodger from Hexham Community Partnership

'A great way to showcase future development in Hexham'

29 Jan 2020

One of the many positive comments about the recent Hexham Hub Showcase event.

Councillors and railway staff on a new cycle track

Full-steam ahead for new cycleway

29 Jan 2020

A new cycle path taking in some of the county’s beautiful scenery has been officially opened.

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Council to run information events to seek new suppliers 

28 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Council is looking to recruit new contractors and will be holding a number procurement information events so that those interested can come along and find out more.

Successful candidates in the youth elections

Youth Cabinet and Youth Parliament members elected

24 Jan 2020

Voting has taken place this week to elect representatives to the county's youth cabinet and parliament.

Partners launch Physical Activity Strategy

A radical approach to encourage residents to be more active for life

22 Jan 2020

A new physical activity strategy has been launched for the county which sets out a bold, innovative ambition to encourage every resident in Northumberland to be more active for life.

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Dawn raids in Berwick tackle drug dealing

22 Jan 2020

Dawn raids have been carried out in Berwick to target suspected drug dealing in a major offensive against ‘County Lines’.

Artist's impression of play village

Minister in £5m tourist attraction backing

21 Jan 2020

A major tourist attraction in Northumberland has moved a step closer with £5 million Government funding.

Beach huts damaged by fire

Blyth beach hut fires condemned

17 Jan 2020

Northumberland County Council has condemned senseless acts in Blyth which have seen the town’s iconic beach huts badly damaged by fire.

Children underneath a 20mph sign

Roll-out of safer school zones continues

16 Jan 2020

More than 80 schools in Northumberland are now safer thanks to the ongoing roll-out of 20mph limits outside their buildings.

A cartoon picture of scouts

New funding for community groups announced

14 Jan 2020

Uniformed groups across the county are to benefit from thousands of pounds in funding to support their work in the community.

Hexham Abbey from Hexham House grounds

Hexham residents invited to second showcase event

14 Jan 2020

This Hexham Hub event will provide updates on some major developments for the town.

A drawing of a safety camera

Residents reminded about safer driving

14 Jan 2020

Residents are being reminded to check their speed when driving through the county.

Blyth quayside

Global firm to deliver Blyth investment strategy

10 Jan 2020

Global engineering, management and development consultancy firm Mott MacDonald have been appointed to deliver a new town centre investment strategy for Blyth town centre.