Dog owners urged to microchip pets following prosecutions

13 Dec 2018

Dog owners are being reminded by Northumberland County Council that it is a legal requirement to microchip their dogs and ensure the details stored on the chip are up-to-date as failure to do so could lead to a prosecution and fine.

Commemorative service to mark centenary of women’s vote and World War 1

12 Dec 2018

A commemorative service will be held in Morpeth this Friday to celebrate 100 years since some women were given the vote and the role women played in WW1.

Award recognises excellence in sustainable travel

12 Dec 2018

Allendale has been named the best primary school in Northumberland for the work it has done to encourage pupils to travel to school sustainably.

Local plan set to enter final stages

12 Dec 2018

A planning document which will ensure that Northumberland is a place where people want to live, learn, work and visit is about to enter its final stage of production.

Ambitious plans to boost county's economy

11 Dec 2018

Prosperity, growth and opportunity will be the cornerstones of Northumberland’s economy over the coming years.

Almost £8m approved for more road improvements

11 Dec 2018

The council has formally approved a further £7.73m of government funding to make widespread improvements to the county’s road network.

Forum continues its work on key sites

11 Dec 2018

Ideas on how some of Alnwick’s key sites develop over the coming years continue to be considered by the town’s forum.

Don’t get bitten by a loan shark this Christmas

10 Dec 2018

As the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing, Northumberland County Council is working with the England Illegal Money Lending Team to warn residents about the perils of borrowing from unscrupulous lenders or loan sharks.

Sporting heroes celebrated at awards ceremony

10 Dec 2018

A capacity crowd of over 350 packed into Hexham's Wentworth Leisure Centre last night for the annual Sport Tynedale Awards that recognise sporting achievements in West Northumberland.

Trading Standards Service issue email scam alert

10 Dec 2018

Residents are being urged by Northumberland County Council’s Housing and Public Protection Service to be on their guard over phishing email scams.

​Reminder to stay fire safe this festive period

10 Dec 2018

Christmas is the time of year for festive cheer with family and friends. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service want everyone to have a great time and are taking this opportunity to remind residents to protect themselves and loved ones from fires at home.

Advice for festive sea dippers

07 Dec 2018

Northumberland County Council and Blyth Lifeguard and Swimming Club have joined forces to make everyone aware of the dangers of “ad hoc” or informal sea dips for charity over the Christmas and New Year period.

A busload of celebrations for Kielder Marathon's 10th anniversary

06 Dec 2018

Britain's most beautiful marathon returns next year, with entries now open for its tenth anniversary.

New parking spaces in Ponteland

06 Dec 2018

Scores of new parking spaces have been created in Ponteland town centre.

New group to examine Rothbury hospital proposals

06 Dec 2018

A new group will examine proposals put forward by the NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) regarding the future of Rothbury Community Hospital.

Council welcomes mayoral appointment

05 Dec 2018

The leader of Northumberland County Council has welcomed the announcement of an interim mayor for the new North of Tyne Combined Authority.

Northumberland social worker wins top award at national ceremony

05 Dec 2018

A Northumberland social worker has received national recognition after winning the top prize at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year Awards.

Council protects vulnerable adults with scam call blocking devices

04 Dec 2018

Some of the most elderly and vulnerable people in Northumberland who have been plagued by nuisance and scam phone calls have been given greater security and peace of mind after being loaned telephone blocking devices by Northumberland County Council.

Roundabout works to improve road safety

04 Dec 2018

Improvements have been carried out at a Cramlington roundabout which has been the scene of several collisions.

Peanut in a curry costs restaurant business over £4,600

03 Dec 2018

Restaurant business Asmara Indian Cuisine Limited in Blyth which was trading as Asmara has been fined over £4,600 for selling a meal which contained traces of peanuts.

North of Tyne’s £12m bid to deliver a full-fibre future

03 Dec 2018

Thousands of homes and businesses could benefit from a multi-million pound scheme to rollout ultrafast broadband across the North of Tyne area.

Council teams ready to tackle winter weather

30 Nov 2018

A dedicated team has once again swung into action to tackle the worst the winter weather can throw at the county.

Breaking the ground on a groundbreaking scheme

30 Nov 2018

The first turf has been dug at the start of construction on a groundbreaking development in Northumberland.

Blyth BID results announced

30 Nov 2018

The results of a ballot to introduce a Business Improvement District (BID) in Blyth have been announced.

Northumberland strikes Gold at prestigious travel awards

29 Nov 2018

Northumberland has won Gold at the British Travel Awards and picked up the coveted title of “Best UK Holiday County/Destination of the Year”.