Ministerial praise for rebuilt Tynedale school

13 Oct 2016

Justine Greening MP visits the new £12m Prudhoe Community High School; congratulates staff and pupils on improvements.

Council to reshape services to improve public health

12 Oct 2016

Northumberland County Council is adopting a fresh approach to the way it funds and manages its public health functions as it works to improve the health and wellbeing of residents across the county and reduce health inequalities.

New market for Prudhoe shoppers

12 Oct 2016

Shopping trips to Prudhoe town centre on a Friday will be boosted by the presence of a newly relaunched open air market.

First weddings booked in new look Northumberland Hall

12 Oct 2016

The new look Northumberland Hall in Alnwick is proving a big hit with the local community and has already secured its first two wedding bookings.

Landlords gather at county forum

12 Oct 2016

Landlords and agents from around Northumberland gathered at an annual forum organised by Northumberland County Council.

Survey to help inform future plans at Ponteland Library site

12 Oct 2016

Site investigations will pave the way for redevelopment, as library staff prepare for leisure centre switch.

Business booming at Northumberland food and drink event

11 Oct 2016

A special trade event , held in Morpeth to celebrate and promote food and drink produced entirely in Northumberland has been hailed a great success.

Boost for ‘the beautiful game’ in Blyth

11 Oct 2016

Football in Blyth has received a boost with the opening of a new changing pavilion at Broadway Playing Field.

Next stage of ambitious rail plans approved

11 Oct 2016

The next stage of ambitious plans to reintroduce direct trains between south-east Northumberland and central Tyneside have been approved by councillors.

Watch the official Tall Ships Blyth event video

11 Oct 2016

Northumberland is celebrating The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Blyth 2016 in cinematic fashion with a new promotional film.

Health and care leaders in Northumberland sign historic MOU to share expertise in India

07 Oct 2016

Health and care leaders in Northumberland have signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a leading healthcare provider in India, as part of an ambitious £1 billion programme to transform Indian health and care services.

Council to push government over ‘pension failure’

06 Oct 2016

Northumberland County Council is to press the government over its “failure” to give adequate notice on changes to retirement dates for women.

Business as usual in Wooler as pavement scheme starts

05 Oct 2016

Pedestrian access to shops and businesses in Wooler will be maintained at all times while work is undertaken to relay pavements in the town centre.

Excellence Awards winners honoured

05 Oct 2016

The contribution council staff have made to the county have been recognised at a special awards evening.

​Community health hub for Ashington to help beat cancer

05 Oct 2016

New fortnightly service aims to improve cancer awareness among local people.

​Blyth teenager is crowned Junior World Powerlifting Champion

05 Oct 2016

Dan Sherman becomes the first British World Champion in his age and weight division.

Major Blyth road improvement works to get underway

04 Oct 2016

A comprehensive scheme to improve one of Northumberland’s most congested roads will get underway over the coming months.

National Poetry Day events get underway in Northumberland

04 Oct 2016

Activities and celebrations set to take place at locations across the county.

New opening arrangements to take effect at five HWRCs

03 Oct 2016

Opening hours will stay the same and seven other sites will be unaffected.

Residents are warm in time for winter

03 Oct 2016

Northumberland couple Frances and Maurice Octon are amongst hundreds of residents in the North East who have been given a cosy boost for winter thanks to funding from the Central Heating Fund.

Further consultation on shared space scheme

30 Sep 2016

Plans for a shared space scheme in Stobhill are to undergo further consultation before any work starts, Northumberland County Council has confirmed.

New electricity link between Blyth and Norway

29 Sep 2016

The North Sea Link will connect the electricity systems of the UK and Norway via high voltage subsea cables that run from Blyth to Kvilldal.

Quitting smoking sweeps Northumberland as Stoptober returns in its fifth year

28 Sep 2016

Families and friends in Northumberland are being challenged to take part together in Stoptober – the mass quitting challenge from Public Health England starting on 1stOctober – and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit.

Summer Reading Challenge - awards for young readers in Berwick

28 Sep 2016

Awards ceremony ties in with the Berwick Film & Media Festival.

County council awards £500k grant to The Sill project

28 Sep 2016

Northumberland National Park Authority and YHA (England & Wales) are celebrating after being awarded a £500,000 grant from Northumberland County Council to support the delivery of The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian’s Wall.