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Response group work is supporting Coty staff

31 Oct 2017

Work is underway to support the workforce at a factory in Seaton Delaval which is due to close next year.

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Issac's Tea Trail is back on track

30 Oct 2017

Part of a popular Allen Valley walking route has re-opened following repair work by Northumberland County Council’s countryside team.

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The heat is on for county's buildings

27 Oct 2017

New renewable energy systems are being installed in more of the county’s fire stations - using natural warmth from under the earth’s surface.

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Officers get on their bikes in Blyth

27 Oct 2017

Officers from Blyth have got extra pedal power thanks to a donation of mountain bikes.

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Timely reminder to test your smoke alarm

26 Oct 2017

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are reminding you to change the batteries and test your smoke alarms when the clocks go back this weekend and to also take the time to check smoke alarms for your nearest and dearest.

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Could you benefit from Wheels to Work?

26 Oct 2017

People who are wanting to start a new job but don’t have the transport to get there could be on the road to a brighter future with the help of Northumberland County Council’s Wheels to Work scheme.

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Council given RSPCA gold stamp of approval for work with stray dogs

26 Oct 2017

Animal Welfare Officers in Northumberland have been given the gold stamp of approval by the RSPCA for their work with stray dogs.

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Works starts on Multi-million pound housing project

26 Oct 2017

Work has started on a multi-million pound project to upgrade homes on a Cramlington estate.

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Thropton Village First School rated ‘Good’

26 Oct 2017

Thropton Village First School has been rated ‘good’ in all areas, following a recent Ofsted inspection.

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A successful start for the Firefighters Plus project

25 Oct 2017

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are proud to announce their partnership in the Firefighters Plus project, an EU co-financed project helping firefighters use their position as role models to promote social inclusion within their community.

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Clean sweep for 12 Streets

25 Oct 2017

Police and partners in Blyth are helping to clean up the 12 Streets by tackling crime, disorder and even rubbish.

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Make sure you Stay Well This Winter

25 Oct 2017

Northumberland County Council, alongside NHS England, Public Health England and the Department for Health are encouraging residents of Northumberland to ward off common winter illnesses and make sure they stay well this winter.

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Council staff highly commended at Dynamites Awards

25 Oct 2017

​Northumberland County Council received high commendations in two categories in this year’s Dynamites Awards, which recognise skill in the IT and technology sector.

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Flu Vaccine Mythbuster

24 Oct 2017

The NHS are urging everyone who is eligible to get their winter flu vaccination.

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SEND consultation launched in Northumberland

24 Oct 2017

With consultation already open on online, Northumberland County Council is set to launch the first of its consultation events on 1 November to look at the 2017-2020 SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability) Strategy.

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Prudhoe youngsters are in the swing at new park

23 Oct 2017

A fantastic new children's play park has opened in Prudhoe - in time to be enjoyed by local and visiting children during the half term holiday.

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Disturbance in Berwick Town Gaol

20 Oct 2017

New drama production recorded for the Berwick Literary Festival with the help of Northumberland Archives.

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Council rubber stamp Ashington park funds

19 Oct 2017

A multi-million pound cash boost for an historic Ashington park has been rubber stamped by Northumberland County Council.

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Raising the alarm on fire safety

19 Oct 2017

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are reminding residents in Northumberland to remain fire safe and are using October - Smoke Alarm Testing Month - as a key reminder.

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Two Thirds of North East Children Awaiting Adoption are in Sibling Groups

17 Oct 2017

68% of the children in the North East waiting for adoptive families are brothers and sisters in groups of 2 or more, according to new information published today to mark National Adoption Week (16-22nd October). Figures from national adoption information service, First4Adoption, based on the latest government information*, show that sibling groups wait longer than single children to be placed with a “forever family”.

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Work Starts on Empty Homes

17 Oct 2017

Work has started on a number of empty properties across Northumberland, the county council has announced today as National Empty Homes Week (Oct 16th-22nd) gets underway.

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Drivers advised of Longframlington repair works

17 Oct 2017

Drivers are being advised of essential repair works taking place in Longframlington next week.

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Emergency Services join forces to launch Bonfire Campaign

16 Oct 2017

Emergency services across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear are joining forces in the hope that this year’s Bonfire period is one of the safest on record.

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Free dog waste bag dispensers to stop foul play

16 Oct 2017

The latest weapon in the war on dog fouling has been unleashed by Northumberland County Council.

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Northumberland social workers shortlisted for national awards

16 Oct 2017

Social workers from Northumberland have been selected as finalists in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017.