Council concern over pothole funding

26 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council has given a cautious welcome to government pothole funding.

Budget looks to promote growth and development

26 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council’s budget for the next year aims to continue protecting frontline services and promoting growth – despite facing further cuts of £36m over the next three years.

The sky's the limit for rocket project

24 Jan 2017

A rare feature of Northumberland’s maritime heritage is set to be restored to its former glory following support from Northumberland County Council.

Asbestos disposal warning after fly-tipping incidents soar

24 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council is urging residents and businesses to ensure they dispose of potentially harmful asbestos through a licensed operator following a surge of asbestos fly-tipping incidents in the county.

Headline act shows commitment to Bedlington

20 Jan 2017

Classic soul songs such as Mustang Sally, Destination Anywhere and In the Midnight Hour will echo around Bedlington this summer as The Commitments are announced as the latest headline act to be featured in the Northumberland Live series of festivals.

Get tough approach continues against litter louts

19 Jan 2017

The council is pledging to continue its tough line on people who drop litter or let their dog foul in the county.

Home movers reminded not to lose their vote

19 Jan 2017

Often things can get lost or forgotten when moving house, but with the county and parish elections due to take place on Thursday May 4 , Northumberland County Council is urging home movers to make sure their vote isn’t one of them.

Amble improvement works gather pace

18 Jan 2017

A scheme to improve the roads in Amble town centre is well on-track.

Council calls out for cleaning champions

18 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council is backing a flagship campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March.

Concerns over rural bus service change

18 Jan 2017

Concerns have been expressed after a bus route serving a number of remote communities in Northumberland was changed.

Morpeth in line for new cycleway

18 Jan 2017

A new cycleway and other improvements for pedestrians and road users are proposed for the approach to Morpeth through the Stobhill area.

Cowpen Road work starts

17 Jan 2017

A comprehensive scheme to improve one of Northumberland’s most congested roads has now begun.

Boxing club improvements pack a punch

17 Jan 2017

A Blyth boxing club is punching above its weight after improvements funded by a local councillor.

Northumberland to share expertise on integrated care with China through collaboration with Xiangya Hospital

17 Jan 2017

A unique memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between health and care leaders in Northumberland and one of the best hospitals in China to share NHS expertise on providing integrated patient care.

Stepping in to save an ageing building

16 Jan 2017

The Leader of Northumberland County Council has stepped in to help stop a Prudhoe community facility being closed.

Matfen one of the first to go 'superfast' in iNorthumberland phase two

13 Jan 2017

The village of Matfen has become one of the first locations in West Northumberland to be upgraded to superfast broadband as part of the second phase of the multi million pound iNorthumberland broadband programme.

Council welcomes Environment Agency barrier deployment

12 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council has welcomed work by the Environment Agency to install temporary barriers in Blyth ahead of possible high tides over the coming days.

Pavement improvements in sight

12 Jan 2017

New rules are set to make pavements in Northumberland safer and easier to negotiate for pedestrians, particularly for those with visual difficulties, in wheelchairs or with pushchairs and small children.

Disappointment after government ‘reject’ £46m schools investment programme

11 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council has expressed disappointment after the government rejected plans for a school merger and new academy in the west of the county.

Couples urged to save the date

11 Jan 2017

A major wedding fair is to be held in Northumberland in February providing the perfect opportunity for couples planning their big day to meet local wedding suppliers and find everything they need for their perfect day, under one roof.

Bridge repair work planned at Hexham

11 Jan 2017

Work is planned to restore and preserve the bridge over the river Tyne at Hexham, for the benefit of generations of future motorists, pedestrians and visitors to the town.

Putting a Premium on the cost of learning

10 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council is reminding families who receive state benefits that they may be entitled to claim free school meals.

Tower project enters its next phase

10 Jan 2017

An ambitious project to breathe new life into one of Northumberland's most historic buildings is entering its next phase.

Have you say on local bus services to Stobhill

10 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council is asking residents of Stobhill their views on local bus services.

Work starts on Corbridge flood scheme

09 Jan 2017

Northumberland County Council has started work on new flood prevention measures for Corbridge.