Archives gain ‘most important archive of Northumbrian social history’

30 Jun 2017

Northumberland Archives has acquired a collection which has been independently assessed as ‘probably the most important archive of Northumbrian social history’ that was still in private hands.

Help stop the spread of measles

30 Jun 2017

Northumberland County Council is reminding parents of the importance of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, as a very effective way to prevent infection and stop measles from spreading.

Exciting archaeological discoveries on Holy Island

29 Jun 2017

Archaeologists working for the National Lottery funded Peregrini Lindisfarne Community Archaeology project have made exciting new discoveries which may well have turned a long held belief about the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on its head.

Council offers expertise on unauthorised encampments

29 Jun 2017

Landowners who may be experiencing problems with unauthorised encampments are encouraged to call on the expertise of officers at Northumberland County Council.

Play area is shipshape and Newsham fashion

29 Jun 2017

Children in the Newsham area of Blyth are enjoying an exciting new play area thanks to the hard work of Blyth Town Council and funding from Northumberland County Councils housing developers fund.

Could you be our next apprentice?

29 Jun 2017

We have lots of new apprenticeships on offer

Schools and leisure plans reviewed to ensure community concerns addressed

28 Jun 2017

Northumberland County Council has announced steps to take forward a project that will secure new schools and leisure for Ponteland.

Investing in Hexham’s Queen’s Hall and local services

28 Jun 2017

Northumberland County Council is about to embark on a major refurbishment within Hexham’s historic Queen’s Hall to create a fantastic new facility that will provide an integrated library, customer and visitor information centre all under one roof.

Putting heads together for positive results

27 Jun 2017

Last week, on Tuesday 20th June, over 90 Headteachers and other education professionals gathered at The Fuse Media Centre, Prudhoe for the 2017 Northumberland County Council Headteachers’ Summer Conference.

Recruitment drive to boost apprentice numbers

27 Jun 2017

Northumberland County Council has made a £1.75 million commitment to providing great opportunities for young people, with a recruitment drive for 160 apprentices.

Motion to withdraw and review Core Strategy

27 Jun 2017

At its meeting on 5th July Northumberland County Council will consider a motion to withdraw the Northumberland Local Plan Core Strategy from Government and to carry out a review of some aspects of the document.

First steps taken to tackle teen travel charges

27 Jun 2017

Extra payment options for post-16 transport are being introduced as the new administration looks to make the charge easier for households to manage.

Council issues ‘Grenfell Tower’ Fridge Freezer safety advice

26 Jun 2017

Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards service is urging owners of Hotpoint fridge-freezers to check their model numbers for safety reasons after one was identified as the initial cause of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London.

County Council ready to respond

23 Jun 2017

Northumberland County Council is providing reassurance to residents that it is fully prepared to respond should a major incident occur within the county.

Thousands to see the Tour on their doorstep

22 Jun 2017

Scores of the county’s communities are to get a grandstand view of some of the world’s top cyclists after route details of the UK’s largest and most prestigious cycle race were revealed.

New long stay parking for Hexham

21 Jun 2017

A new parking area has been established to help alleviate issues for motorists in Hexham.

Work on world famous bridge ahead of funding bid

21 Jun 2017

Detailed investigation work is getting underway ahead of proposed improvements to a world famous bridge spanning the River Tweed between England and Scotland.

Making the county greener and cleaner

20 Jun 2017

An ambitious programme of extra verge cutting and weed spraying is getting underway as the county gears up for the main tourist season.

Duchess views final plans for LOVE Awards

20 Jun 2017

Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland has been hearing about the final plans for the seventh annual LOVE Northumberland awards, which she is due to present to winning groups and individuals on Wednesday 5th July.

Cowpen Road improvement scheme complete

20 Jun 2017

A comprehensive scheme to improve one of Northumberland’s most congested roads is now complete.

County Council offers homes for Grenfell fire survivors

20 Jun 2017

Northumberland County Council has offered emergency accommodation to survivors of the Grenfell fire in London.

Northumberland Live @Blyth this weekend

20 Jun 2017

The Undertones will be headlining ​The Northumberland Live Festival at Blyth this weekend June 24th, playing timeless classics including; ‘Here Comes the Summer’, ‘Jimmy Jimmy’, “My Perfect Cousin” and the power pop anthem “Teenage Kicks.”

Young tenants' guide launched

20 Jun 2017

Northumberland County Council in partnership with Silx Youth Project, a Blyth based organisation has launched a guidebook aimed at helping first time housing tenants.

Garden Party celebrates county’s unsung heroes

19 Jun 2017

Hundreds of volunteers and carers attended a special garden party at the Alnwick Garden, that was laid on to thank them for their hard work, dedication and commitment.

Learning Disability Week

19 Jun 2017

This year Learning Disability Week will be taking place from 19 – 25 June 2017 to celebrate and raise awareness of people with a learning disability and their families. In recognition of Learning Disability Week The Pottergate Centre will be hosting an information day in the Northumberland Hall, situated in the Market Place Alnwick on Wednesday June 21st 2017.