Councillor and former fire chief receive honours

31 Dec 2016

A long-serving councillor and the former chief fire officer for Northumberland have been recognised in the New Year Honours List.

Holiday period bin collection and recycling guide

30 Dec 2016

Northumberland County Council has published a helpful run-down of everything you need to know about recycling or reducing your waste this holiday period.

Modern CCTV has given a security boost to two villages in east Northumberland

29 Dec 2016

Sixteen remote cameras have been placed around the shopping precinct in Hadston, to protect local businesses from antisocial behaviour and shoplifting.

Parking problems are smoothed over at Newbiggin

29 Dec 2016

Parking problems have been smoothed over in Newbiggin thanks to an injection of council cash.

Consultation on planning application checklist

28 Dec 2016

The first step for every planning application that is made to the council is for it to go through a validation process.

Play boost for Dr Pit Park

23 Dec 2016

Work has started on a project that will help to improve and regenerate Dr Pit Park in Bedlington.

New room at the ‘Link’

23 Dec 2016

A community resource in Morpeth’s Stobhill has been boosted by the addition of the new room suitable for meetings, training courses and other services that are provided at the local Link iLearn centre.

Teenagers learn life lessons on citizenship scheme

23 Dec 2016

Teenagers in Northumberland have taken part in the National Citizen Service, filling their autumn with outdoor adventure, new friends and new challenges while making a difference to their community.

Residents have their say on new Morpeth leisure plans

22 Dec 2016

Residents were out in force to have their say on plans for a brand new leisure centre in the heart of Morpeth.

Staff on standby for windy weather

22 Dec 2016

Northumberland County Council teams are on standby to tackle any issues caused by the windy weather forecast over the coming days.

Morpeth store banned from selling alcohol

22 Dec 2016

A Morpeth store which sold alcohol to an under 18 and had a string of complaints about nearby anti-social behaviour has had its licence to sell alcohol revoked.

Council’s housing team has Christmas all wrapped up for tenants

20 Dec 2016

Lucky Northumberland County Council tenants received a Christmas surprise this week when they were given a gift hamper full of local produce.

Schools National Funding Formula hits small schools across Northumberland

16 Dec 2016

Northumberland County Council’s Audit Committee Working Group are considering the detrimental effects of the proposed Schools National Funding Formula.

Contractor announced for £32m council HQ

16 Dec 2016

One of the country's biggest construction firms will build the new offices

New affordable homes for Northumberland village

16 Dec 2016

Work is just getting started on the building of eight new affordable homes in the Northumberland village of Stannington.

A crushing blow for fly-tippers

15 Dec 2016

White van is destroyed after being linked to environmental crimes in Northumberland.

Tall Ships net £13.5million boost for Northumberland

15 Dec 2016

The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta held in Blyth during August boosted Northumberland’s economy by a massive £13.5million.

Spotlight on tenant involvement

15 Dec 2016

Northumberland County Council’s ground-breaking work around tenant involvement was once again the focus of attention at a prestigious tenants conference in Leeds.

Ashington's Jackie Milburn statue is on the move

14 Dec 2016

Iconic statue will have pride of place outside the town's £21m leisure centre.

Another landmark reached on Morpeth bypass scheme

14 Dec 2016

Another key section of work on Morpeth’s £30m bypass will be complete this week.

Kick-off for new games area at Stobhill

14 Dec 2016

Work has kicked off on a fantastic new facility for the community of Stobhill, in Morpeth.

Spreading investment across our roads

14 Dec 2016

As the county braces itself for winter, there’s some ‘grit’ news for drivers as Northumberland County Council has invested £1m updating its fleet of salt spreaders.

Call for a re-think in educational provision in the west of Northumberland

13 Dec 2016

The Leader of Northumberland County Council, Cllr Grant Davey, and Cabinet member Cllr Robert Arckless are calling for a re-think in educational provision in the west of the County.

Young drivers take the wheel

13 Dec 2016

An event to encourage young drivers to be safer has taken place in Northumberland.

Public right of way to be cleared for local use

13 Dec 2016

Local people will soon be able to use a right of way to walk to buses and local services following campaigning by a local county councillor.