Council awards contract on Ponteland Development

02 Oct 2018

Northumberland County Council has awarded Kier Construction the landmark development to create a combined schools and leisure campus in Ponteland.

Forum for Northumberland landlords to be held in Morpeth

02 Oct 2018

Landlords and agents based in Northumberland are invited to an annual forum being organised by Northumberland County Council.

Ambitious Borderlands Deal proposals submitted to Governments

02 Oct 2018

After a year in the planning, a multi-million-pound proposal to provide significant investment to the Borderlands has formally been submitted to UK and Scottish Governments.

Carlisle Park strikes GOLD at the ‘in bloom’ awards

02 Oct 2018

County council staff, members and volunteers have been celebrating Carlisle Park’s Gold award win in the Best Park category of this year’s Northumbria in Bloom Awards.

An army of volunteers to help at Kielder Marathon weekend

01 Oct 2018

Race organisers at Kielder have drafted in the armed forces to help runners soldier on.

From couch to Kielder for man on ultramarathon quest

01 Oct 2018

A council employee who started running last year and who has set himself a personal challenge to compete in an ultra marathon next year, is using the Active Northumberland Kielder half marathon as one of his training milestones.

Excellence Awards Winners Announced

28 Sep 2018

The outstanding contribution County Council staff make to the lives of people across Northumberland have been recognised at this year’s Excellence Awards.

Northumberland County Council pledges support for water Refill campaign

27 Sep 2018

Northumberland County Council is joining the refill revolution by backing an exciting environmental campaign which aims to help reduce the number of plastic bottles ending up in landfill or the ocean.

Blooming marvellous results for county in floral awards

27 Sep 2018

Green fingered Northumbrians have done the county proud yet again as they collected a string of awards after impressing judges in this year’s Northumbria in Bloom competition.

Salmon spawning jumps into the future

27 Sep 2018

A new augmented reality project is allowing nature lovers to see and find out more about Salmon in the River Tyne at Hexham, through a new interactive experience.

New library listening pod to provide silent place to read

26 Sep 2018

A new, soundproof listening pod that offers a quiet space to sit and read is to be introduced into Northumberland Libraries next month.

Northumberland Safeguarding Children Board working with families who privately foster children

26 Sep 2018

Families within Northumberland are reminded that if they know of, or, are privately fostering a child then they need to get in touch with social services who will ensure the child and family are receiving the support they need.

Young reader wins bag of mischief

26 Sep 2018

A young reader from Holy Island has become the lucky owner of a bag of mischief after his name was pulled out of the hat in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge prize draw

A chilling experience for Kielder runners

26 Sep 2018

The warm up and the cool down are crucial to any exercise, but some runners at Kielder will be taking the cool down to new extremes…to a bone-chilling minus 125 degrees Celsius.

Council apprenticeship scheme to be recognised nationally

25 Sep 2018

Northumberland County Council won the Recruitment Excellence Award at the Regional Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

Borderlands deal could bring benefits for all

25 Sep 2018

An ambitious cross-border deal will benefit communities across Northumberland if approved by government, the leader of the council has promised.

Consultation underway on Council Tax Support Scheme

24 Sep 2018

Consultation is underway today (September 24) on proposals to reduce the level of council tax support to some claimants.

Murder Mystery with a Cream Tea!

24 Sep 2018

On Friday 12th October, (3pm-5.30pm) at the RMS Olympic Suite, White Swan, Alnwick, Northumberland Libraries is hosting an afternoon with local author Fiona Veitch Smith.

Superfast fibre broadband now available to local residents in Detchant

21 Sep 2018

iNorthumberland, a partnership between Northumberland County Council and BT Group, have worked with the community of Detchant to provide residents with access to superfast fibre broadband.

​Get on your marks to secure a place

20 Sep 2018

Runners are being urged to get moving, if they're considering entering one of Britain's most beautiful races at the 2018 Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend.

Roadshows to provide support and advice for elderly

20 Sep 2018

A series of Winter Warmer roadshows are to be held across Northumberland in October to help older people to stay active, safe and connected in their communities.

Northumberland Council provided summer of fun for local children

19 Sep 2018

Northumberland County Council ensured over one hundred school children from Blyth and Hadston enjoyed a fantastic summer holiday with a range of activities and entertainment.

Public invited to drop-in session for Berwick plans

19 Sep 2018

People are being invited to a drop-in session next Thursday (27 September) to give their views on plans for hospital and leisure development in Berwick.

‘Launch of the Manor’ - new register documents rural life in Northumberland

19 Sep 2018

A comprehensive register of details about hundreds of ‘Manors’ in Northumberland has been launched this week by Northumberland Archives, part of Northumberland County Council.

Help your local community get digital

18 Sep 2018

Northumberland County Council’s iNorthumberland team and the Learning and Skills Service are encouraging village halls and community centres across the county to host computer training sessions for residents to learn basic digital skills.