Newbiggin Library reopens after move to leisure centre

28 Oct 2016

Benefits include extended opening times and easy access to other services.

Take care not to obstruct dropped kerbs when parking

26 Oct 2016

Drivers in Northumberland are being warned not to park across dropped kerbs, following a series of incidents which have put vulnerable pedestrians at risk.

Empty homes brought back into use

26 Oct 2016

Empty homes across Northumberland will be brought back into use thanks to a project being delivered by Northumberland County Council.

Study focuses on town’s future parking needs

26 Oct 2016

An in-depth study has been carried out to look at future parking needs for Ashington.

Taskforce welcomes Berwick factory sale

26 Oct 2016

The taskforce formed in the wake of the General Mills factory closure in Berwick has welcomed news that the site has been taken over.

Opportunity to see future proposals for County Hall site

26 Oct 2016

Proposals for the future of the Morpeth County Hall site are going on show next week.

Script is set for Amble youngsters to learn their digits

25 Oct 2016

Young people in Amble are set to learn the basics of computer programming as a successful funding bid has brought £2,000 worth of new IT equipment for a coding club in the town.

Flood-damaged road is back in business

24 Oct 2016

Engineers have rerouted the road connecting Bywell to Ovingham.

Alnwick alcohol initiative working closely with town traders

21 Oct 2016

A multi-agency initiative to tackle underage drinking in and around Alnwick is now working closely with local retailers.

Children's Halloween costume fire warning

20 Oct 2016

With Halloween parties and trick or treating just around the corner, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is reminding parents to be aware of potentially flammable fancy dress costumes.

Final changes to key plan that will boost county’s economy

19 Oct 2016

Northumberland County Council is set to agree consultation on final modifications to an important plan that will see the provision of new schools and leisure, new homes, employment land and also secure key infrastructure investment.

Come and find out how councils can help your business grow

19 Oct 2016

The region’s councils and fire and rescue services are inviting local businesses to a special event to help them to reduce the impact of regulation on their businesses.

Revamped Berwick footpath welcomes walkers

19 Oct 2016

A popular footpath at Berwick is ready to welcome walkers after resurfacing and other improvement work has been carried out by the county council.

Ensure your safe bonfire night goes with a sparkle

19 Oct 2016

As Halloween and Bonfire night approach, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is encouraging residents to plan ahead and enjoy the celebrations safely and responsibly.

Railings revived on Spittal promenade

19 Oct 2016

Local firm completes mammoth paint job, covering a total of 25km.

Simulation training for firefighters

19 Oct 2016

Fire officers from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are learning how to use simulation technology to train for large and destructive wildfires.

Warning issued over phone scams

18 Oct 2016

Northumberland County Council Trading Standards Service is reminding people to stay vigilant, following a scam phone call to a Morpeth councillor.

Changes to Morpeth bus services this weekend

18 Oct 2016

Bus passengers in Morpeth should use temporary bus stops on Manchester Street this weekend, as the town’s bus station is closed for essential repairs and improvements to be carried out.

Coquetdale Bus Service Saved

18 Oct 2016

A new bus operator has been commissioned to take over a rural bus route in the Coquet Valley securing the continuation of this important transport link when current operator Spirit Buses ceases in early November.

Prison sentence for council tax defaulter

18 Oct 2016

A Blyth resident with longstanding Council Tax arrears has been sent to prison for non-payment.

Final weeks to apply for a free central heating system

18 Oct 2016

Northumberland residents without or with only partial heating systems are being urged to check to see if they are eligible for a free central heating system before Monday 31 October.

Exhibition of Bamburgh road and parking improvements

17 Oct 2016

A public exhibition this Tuesday (18 October) will raise awareness of highway improvements proposed for the village.

The Duchess awards British Empire Medals to dedicated residents

17 Oct 2016

​Five Northumberland residents have been presented with British Empire Medals for dedicated work within their communities at a special investiture ceremony at Alnwick Castle.

New gym facilities unveiled at Ponteland Leisure Centre

17 Oct 2016

The centre has been revitalised to offer a more modern fitness experience.

Northumberland pupils join the debate

14 Oct 2016

More than 200 pupils took part in an interactive session with local councillors at County Hall to mark Local Democracy Week.