Remember, remember a safe 5th of November

30 Oct 2015

With bonfire night fast approaching, The Safer Northumberland Partnership, which brings together Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), County Council officers and Northumbria Police, is working hard to ensure everyone enjoys a safe November 5.

Praise for local authority education services

30 Oct 2015

Northumberland County Council has been recognised by Ofsted for its success in improving standards in schools.

Event highlights cold-calling issues

30 Oct 2015

A special event highlighting ways to tackle the issue of cold callers targeting vulnerable people is the centrepiece of this year’s Safeguarding Adults for Everyone (SAFE) week in Northumberland.

Council pledge taskforce to support Jus-Rol staff

30 Oct 2015

Northumberland County Council is setting up a taskforce to look at helping the workforce of a threatened Berwick food factory.

Football facility boosts grassroots sport

29 Oct 2015

A new state-of-the-art football facility has been installed and is set to train the next generation of footballers in the county.

Council concern over potential Berwick job losses

29 Oct 2015

Northumberland County Council has expressed its shock and concern after news a Northumberland food factory could close with the loss of 265 jobs.

iNorthumberland to demonstrate the benefits of fibre broadband at local events

28 Oct 2015

iNorthumberland is holding a series of community events to encourage people living and working across Northumberland to take full advantage of the new high-speed fibre broadband technology.

Fantastic turnout for Bedlington event

28 Oct 2015

More than 600 Bedlington residents attended a drop-in event in the town yesterday, taking the opportunity to consider future proposals and meet representatives of Northumberland County Council, Active Northumberland and ARCH – the council’s development company.

Bedlington design competition launched

28 Oct 2015

Hot on the heels of the drop-in event in the town yesterday (27 October), Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, with support of Northern Architecture, have launched an open design competition to kick-start the regeneration of an important site in Bedlington town centre.

Young people have their voices heard

28 Oct 2015

Youth Work Week is an annual celebration of the achievements and impact of youth work and organisations, providing an opportunity for young people across Northumberland to have their say.

Children’s book festival returns

28 Oct 2015

Youngsters in Northumberland will have the chance to meet their favourite authors as the 32nd Northern Children’s Book Festival gets under way.

Rural funding scheme opens its doors for business

28 Oct 2015

A scheme to boost jobs and growth for rural businesses and communities in Northumberland with nearly £4m of funding is now open for business.

Northumberland welcomes devolution agreement

27 Oct 2015

Leader of Northumberland County Council Grant Davey has welcomed the devolution agreement signed by the members of the North East Combined Authority and the Government last week. He believes it will bring real benefits to the people of Northumberland, taking into account the rural needs of the County.

New website puts the council at your fingertips

26 Oct 2015

Northumberland County Council has unveiled its new website, making more services than ever available at the touch of a button.

Libraries now have Digital Champions

23 Oct 2015

Lessons to help people learn how to use a computer and to boost their online skills are being offered in Northumberland libraries.

Meet the Author event at Northumberland Libraries

23 Oct 2015

Local author Stephanie Butland is going on a mini-tour of Northumberland Libraries.

Timely reminder on smoke alarm testing

23 Oct 2015

Residents are being reminded to test their smoke alarm when the clocks go back this weekend.

Council concern over outdated digital inclusion report

23 Oct 2015

​Northumberland County Council has expressed concern over ‘outdated’ information published this week on levels of access to broadband in the county.

New safety measures to be introduced at A189 North Seaton roundabout

23 Oct 2015

Long running safety concerns surrounding a major Northumberland roundabout are set to be tackled by a new improvement scheme.

Bridge repairs on course for November completion

22 Oct 2015

Northumberland County Council has moved to reassure residents that repair works to Ovingham Bridge are still due to be completed next month.

All smiles as children open new Amble play area

21 Oct 2015

It was all smiles as local children opened a new fun-filled play area in Amble this week.

Share your experience about NHS Foundation Trust

21 Oct 2015

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Council completes review of supported bus services in west

21 Oct 2015

Northumberland County Council has completed a recommissioning exercise of subsidised bus services in the west of the county.

Delays expected during essential power cable moves

20 Oct 2015

Work is due to start this Saturday (24th October) on diversion of high voltage power cables, in preparation for construction of the new bus station at Loosing Hill in Hexham.

Schools e-vote for democracy

20 Oct 2015

Students from four Northumberland schools have been taking an active part in politics during European Local Democracy Week.